Explore the most popular Wildlife trails in Everglades National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 days ago

It’s a nice trail...Didn’t see as much wildlife as I expected (one alligator, one turtle, one or two birds). It’s a fun, easy walk, but I wouldn’t classify it as “can’t miss.”

One time kinda thing. Few and far between points of interest.

Beautiful drive through the park. Lots of great views. Best done in the winter, very muggy during the summer.

Beautiful short trail thru a mixed forest with mature mahogany trees. Went midday in September, so the wildlife was sparse, they have the sense to hide from the sun.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
closed
1 month ago

BAD, too hot, no alligators, really bad bikes

hiking
2 months ago

saw lots of grasshoppers, couple of gators, turtles, birds and fish. nice short walk, dragonflies made quick work of the mosquitos.

hiking
2 months ago

don't go off the trail unless you want to get swarmed by mosquitos

mountain biking
no shade
2 months ago

Good for all kind of bikes, it’s a paved trail, however I’ll not recommended for your kids since there’s no shade at all and it’s a long trail until you get to the rest area.

have done this trail a couple of times and had an adventure each time. You will want to invest in some rubber boots for the muddy and marshy areas. The beach is a nice natural untouched by human influence beach florida beach

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was nice had some scenery and the observation tower had good view. But, it was 99 degrees and sunny and there are very few shades areas for breaks.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

A good trail for kids, since it is completely paved. Not my type of hiking trail, but isn’t bad for tourists.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

Trail was nice and alongside a canal, but the bugs were terrible. I would do it again, but definitely later in the year.

hiking
3 months ago

A short paced trail, but easy for kids.

Starting with open and muddy. Spotting the trail in the middle section is difficult as it goes through close, overgrown trees. The last third is similar to the first with mud. Walking stick and boots highly recommended.

road biking
3 months ago

earlier you go the more wildlife you’re likely to see. they’re not kidding when they say bring your sunscreen and water. the trail is well-paved, so don’t be worried about bringing your road bike.

road biking
no shade
3 months ago

The first half of this trail is beautiful as there is PLENTY of wildlife. You were for sure see gators! Turtles, fish, birds! Was great. There is a watch tower half way through with a beautiful lookout. Second half is dry land with no shade so make sure you have sunscreen and plenty of water. $15 per person park fee. Pass is good for a week.

hiking
3 months ago

Great walk through a boardwalk with tons of wildlife. We saw lots of gators, birds, fish, huge grasshoppers, and turtles. Look closely in the lillypads and you may see the anhinga bird swimming under water, looking for food. Wear sunscreen and bug spray. Well worth your time!

road biking
no shade
3 months ago

The first half of this trail is beautiful as there is PLENTY of wildlife. You were for sure see gators! Turtles, fish, birds! Was great. There is a watch tower half way through with a beautiful lookout. Second half is dry land with no shade so make sure you have sunscreen and plenty of water.

hiking
3 months ago

You will not be disappointed. This trail is full of wildlife. A must see.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Really cool experience! It’s like you walked into another world.

hiking
3 months ago

The boardwalk was destroyed which was actually kinda cool, and the over grown vines were beautiful but the bugs were absolutely unbearable on this trail. I do NOT recommend going if you don’t do well with being literally attacked. I’ve done a ton of trails at this national park, but this by FAR has the worst set of bugs.

Beautiful trail and very quiet. We were the only one's hiking. We did not go in very far as it was getting late and we did in fact hear a bear grunt in the distance!

hiking
4 months ago

Short and easy, beautiful hike. You will see A LOT of wildlife. There's plenty of alligators, crickets, turtles, fish and of course Anhinga's as the name suggests! We went during sundown and the scenery was priceless.

hiking
4 months ago

We rented bikes to do this trail. We saw probably 15-18 Alligators which was very cool within 10-15 ft away from us. One crossed the path right in front of us. We also saw a lot of birds, blue herons, turtles, fish, etc. It was hot so we brought a lot of water as it’s a 15 mile loop with no shade. We’d do it again for sure. We only biked the 18 miles and not 56. I forgot to stop the recording when we were finished.

on Shark Valley Trail

mountain biking
no shade
4 months ago

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