Looking for a great trail in Everglades National Park, Florida? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, dogs no trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 20 easy trails in Everglades National Park ranging from 1 to 17.1 miles and from 0 to 6 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The Everglades are the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. This mangrove ecosystem and marine estuary is home to 36 protected species, including the Florida panther, American crocodile, and West Indian manatee. Some areas have been drained and developed; restoration projects aim to restore the ecology. Some entrances are closed seasonally.

hiking
7 days ago

Walked the entire loop but wouldn't do it again. I would walk the west side to the observation tower and then walk back on the same side. I saw lots of fish, birds and gators on the west side and few birds, no fish and 5 gators on the east side. I would bike the whole loop though. Nice outing .

hiking
10 days ago

Dry narrow trail alongside a canal....lots of mosquitos even in early February...mud flats can be seen from overlook at end of trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Not easy...and not the worest..plenty of mosquitoes. Did this about 10am 2/4...temp was about 75ish.....some mud in places about ankle deep..a few places had trees down so I had to crawl over or under...pushed through to Snake Bite trail which was well maintained and dry....
I cursed on some parts of the trail...got the Everglades experience...

road biking
11 days ago

Absolutely no shade so unless you use the tram..avoid during the summer. Did it in 80 degrees in February....got to see a bunch of gators, birds, and turtles.

walking
11 days ago

Very short and nothing to see.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
11 days ago

So , first off if your reading this and considering this trail ... don’t . This trail is extremely difficult to complete . First 1/4 mile is infested with mosquitoes, once you pass that you wade through swamp and muck that has snakes ( we saw a few ) and spiders, then you come up upon a huge fallen tree, well multiple that you have to climb over ( one we had to climb up 10 ft into the canopy vs wading in the snake infested swamp below . After that the trail disappears , at that point you don’t want to turn back because your past halfway so you trudge on taking the paths of least resistance . We only had an idea that we were on the right path because we saw an occasional boot print , there are no trail markers anywhere so it is very very easy to get lost and end up off trail . On top of that there are tons of throned vines so my legs look like a cat scratch post . Overall do not recomendable trail is dangerous , they should honestly take the sign for it down , only a matter of time before people end up very hurt .

hiking
12 days ago

This trail was amazing! So much wildlife to see! Very easy trail to hike. A lot of bikers in the trail but it is plenty wide so it never felt too crowded. Beautiful hike in the winter, but I don’t think I’d try it in the hot summer.

hiking
17 days ago

This trail was a lot of fun. There was excellent birding, got a great view of many alligators, turtles, etc. It is a paved path and fairly heavily trafficked, so definitely not a wilderness experience, but it was a fun way to spend the afternoon and take in some local wildlife.

hiking
22 days ago

January 2019

We did this hike as an overnight to Clubhouse Beach. The first two miles of the trail are good footing with a fairly wide trail, with a few spots that were muddy. The trail through the buttonwoods was narrow and muddy in many places, do not wear shorts for this trail, the grasses are tough and sharp. The last 1 1/2 miles of this 6 mile trail was mostly under water, expect to get wet and muddy. The turnoff for the beach is as described, two sticks, one with a red flag and one with a green bandana. It is a short distance to the beach but you will need to wade through a salt marsh to get there. When we hiked, there had been a full moon causing a high high tide, and a south wind pushing water in from Florida Bay. Even so, a ranger we talked to said the marsh hasn’t dried up in years. The beach was narrow at high tide but with several good places to pitch a tent and if the tide doesn’t ever get much higher than what we saw, plenty of room. At low tide, the water receded to some mud flats, the sand part of the beach is quite narrow. Because of the mud, this isn’t a place you’d likely want to swim. We saw lizards, crabs, and birds, including osprey and northern harriers as well as the typical wading birds. Overall, we found this hike not worth the effort and the mud and wouldn’t do it again. Don’t forget mosquito repellent, they are as expected in the Everglades.

This is a perfect trail to view wildlife. Very easy & beautiful boardwalk.

flat and a little winding. rough on a bike, trail has concrete patches and is basically a car 2 track.

hiking
26 days ago

This is a canoeing trail no hiking or walking in this area; somebody made a mistake when describing the area.

Great trail for Bikes, hiking it is a bit challenging due to length. Its paved so it gets hot. A lot of gators, thats a main attraction. Also great for bird watching. A lot of tourists. If you have an everglades yearly pass you can use it. Bike rentals, guided tours and office with vending machines.

It is very popular.

walking
1 month ago

Very short and easy trail, not much to see.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a nice scenic trail- saw some gators, birds, turtles, and fish.

camping
1 month ago

The sign is gone at end of trail telling you when to cut in to beach,it's marked with two sticks with red and green cloth. To make it to beach you actually have to cross a little marsh. Camped at beach in 50 degree weather with a nice breeze, so no mosquitoes. Lots of shells on beach. Definitely doing it again. (Trail map at park doesn't reflect map shown on this app)

road biking
1 month ago

This was a really nice trail for road biking. Pavement was smooth and even and there were lots and lots of alligators along the way. We quit counting at 50. Tons of wildlife to see including various birds, turtles, etc. etc. Halfway down the trail is the observation tower. It is really nice to look out over the area. However, be aware, you must leave your bike at the entrance to the tower. Do not leave anything with zippers. The crows have learned how to open the zippers and they will take whatever is inside your zippered pouch. When I got back to my bike they had opened my zippered pouch and were pulling out my bike tool kit. I stopped them just before they flew away with it. They are very, very smart. The second half of the ride back is a little boring, not as much wildlife but a nice smooth ride nonetheless. You will enjoy this ride. I would not recommend it in the summer, but the temperature was perfect for a January ride. Also, it was pretty crowded at 10:30 a.m. on a Saturday and we had to wait at the entrance for about 15 to 20 minutes to be let in to get a parking space.

road biking
1 month ago

This is an awesome trail that I would recommend for anyone. The best time to go is in the the morning as you will see more wildlife and it’s not as hot. The one downfall is that there isn’t much shade so I would recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen.

road biking
1 month ago

Lots of alligators esp in the winter. The return side is kind of boring.

bird watching
1 month ago

Really beautiful! Stopped late at night, the boardwalk must have been damaged in a storm. It was blocked off, sadly no longer a loop but very beautiful to see the twisted gnarled ends of the boardwalk.

hiking
1 month ago

Walked along the canal and after a mile the crowds thinned out and we had most of it to ourselves. Easy walk with lots of wildlife within 20-30 feet of the road.

You have to rent a bike, not at all worth hiking cause it’s not a hiking trail, but rather a paved 15 mile loop that has tour buses going through every so often. Lots of aligators and herons. Hot AF no shade. Just whatever

Nice view from a little higher vantage point moderately crowded

Very crowded and short lots of tourists on their phones not paying attention some cute spots to take pictures though!

hiking
1 month ago

Started late and walked the wrong side of the loop. Didn't see much of anything because there is no canal/channel, just some marshy areas. Sun was intense too, despite it being December. The next day we hiked along the canal/channel and saw lots of wildlife. After the first mile, the crowds thin out and it is nicer.

hiking
2 months ago

The beginning of this trail was nice. It would through some trees, then to some flat unshaded area. Then, you hit the brush; it gets progressively more overgrown and very slow to move through. We planned a day hike but ended up quitting when we realized would only make it to the beach in time to turn around.

The first bit was enjoyable and it was cool to see an unfamiliar landscape. It might be a more worth-it hike if backpacking to camp on the beach or if we had started earlier. If you do this hike, plan plenty of extra time. We usually move at 3mph but found ourselves only 2.5 miles in after an hour and a half of hiking.

hiking
2 months ago

I don't recommend this trail at this time (Dec 12, 2018).
We tried it yesterday and gave up and turned back at about the two mile mark. The trail is badly overgrown and has many blow downs, ( about every hundred feet) from hurricane Irma that you have to go around, crawl under or climb over. There are some places when you go around, it would be easy to get lost since the trail is so over grown. The trail ground cover is some sort of vine type vegetation that has twine like roots right at shoe height that constantly tangle your feet and create a tripping hazard.. Along with all this there are many wet and slipper spots
If you want a real challenge, go for it !

paddle sports
2 months ago

This is a fun way to explore the Everglades. We were too early in the season to do the ranger led canoe trip (which would likely be the best option if it is available), but we were able to rent a canoe from the Flamingo Marina which is not too far from Nine Mile Pond. It was only about $20 for a couple hours. We picked up paddles and life jackets at the marina and they gave us a combination to unlock the canoe that was already located at Nine Mile Pond.

The canoeing is challenging, but definitely a fun adventure. It takes some time to figure out how to find your route and the markers. It also is slow going in spots due to tight turns and grass that you paddle through making it much more challenging than open water canoeing. Also keep in mind that not all the route markers have numbers on them so there can be a couple "blank" markers in between the numbered ones. We did the cutoff due to time and the route took us about 2 hours (enjoying our time, but also not going too slow). It gets much easier to find your route after you have been going for awhile and getting a better idea of where the markers are and looking for clues where other canoes had been (matted down grass, open channels, etc.). We did not see any other canoes out while we did the route, but also felt comfortable doing it on our own. There is a brochure that can be picked up at the Flamingo Visitors center that talks about the route, gives a rough map and route marker numbers. This is helpful to have as is the map from Alltrails (including the satellite view). I would recommend doing this trail since so much of the Everglades is water.

We originally were going to rent bikes and ride the trail, however ended up taking a 2 hour tram tour. We are so glad we did. The guides were knowledgeable and shared so much information about what we were seeing. We saw so many types of birds and many gators!!

I hiked this trail yesterday, Nov 28th.

It may be rated as easy, but it definitely is not at this time! Most the "trail" is in ankle to knee deep water. It is hard to find where to go in many parts.

Once you reach the beach it is amazing! Shells everywhere and mostly untouched beach as it is so secluded. Definitely worth the trip if you are adventurous!

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