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Flamingo to Coot Bay is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Homestead, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and canoeing and is accessible year-round.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 6 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Paddle sports River Views Wildlife Bugs No dogs
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Kirk Larrabee
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Hiking

A straightforward river paddle without anything too exotic. For me there was a lot of boat traffic and not a lot of wildlife, but I visited on a busy day. It had its moments and Coot Bay was pretty.

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Robert Greer
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Walking

We just walked around the Marina and there were several Manatees swimming around it was pretty cool, never seen any in the wild before

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Ryanna Pratt
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First to Review

We love this trail! Smooth paddling up the canal but please use your judgement when entering Coot Bay it can be too choppy to enter in a small vessel such as a kayak or canoe. We saw gators and crocs, birds, gar fish and there IS the possibility of seeing manatees but over the four times we have gone we have not seen any. Quiet paddling will help if you are interested in seeing them. The trail from flamingo to coot bay and returning (full there-and-back) was 6.4 miles. They quote less but we usd GPS device and mapping and find it impossible to be that significantly less mileage that they quote. On a windy day we made it there and back in 2 hours so if you are renting a kayak and plan on non-stop paddling you can make it. If you want to relax book the kayak for longer!

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Joseph McKee
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Hiking
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Jack Kimmell
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Colin Hennessee
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Nature trips
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Mercedes Bado
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Hiking
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Aaron Young
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Hiking
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Jody Bagdonas
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Hiking
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Clay Knisley
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Paddle sports
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