Heather D. on La Chua Trail
great for a family hike. wear sunblock!
This is a great place to view alligators, birds, bison, horses, and others wildlife. The trail is part boardwalk and part grassy path. There is a tower at the end for long range viewing. We walked the trail with kids....no problem. Gators were PLENTIFUL and close. Horses were even closer, right on the trail. The bison were a distance away when we were there but it was clear that they frequent the trail as well. This is a wonderful place! The only negative I could come up with is that the parking area can get really full and you may have to park along the entry road and walk in. Not a big deal at all.
Not a hike, but a nice nature trail where you are at least guaranteed to see wild alligators without any barriers. Lots of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and occasionally wild horses and boar.
It can get pretty hot and uncomfortable with the saturated humidity, so try to go in the morning.