Bear Lake Trail

EASY 6 reviews
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Bear Lake Trail is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Homestead, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 7.8 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




no dogs

Directions from Flamingo, FL: Bear Lake Trail is located two miles north of Flamingo. Travel Main Park Road over the waterway and immediately turn right onto Bear Lake Road. This road takes you to the parking area / trailhead. Signage is good.

2 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.

over grown
4 months ago

The bugs, especially the mosquitoes, made this a miserable hike. The lake is nice enough, and there is a clearing where you can look at the lake. We also got a brief respite from the mosquitoes there, but knowing that we had to turn around and trek through the bug infested trail to get back to the car detracted from our enjoyment. Overall we are glad we did it, but would never do it again.

Friday, March 06, 2015

This trail is actually more like 4 miles due to the fact that you have to walk the road 2 miles to get to the trailhead. The actual hike is nice and the lake is much larger and prettier than I originally expected.

mountain biking
6 months ago

9 months ago

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