Long Pine Key Trail

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Long Pine Key Trail is a 15.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Homestead, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 15.5 miles Elevation Gain: 0 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

bike touring

running

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Homestead, FL: Travel west several miles on County Road 9336. It turns into Main Park Road. Upon entering the park, travel seven miles (11 km) and turn left following signs to the campground. Network of 28 miles of trails weave around campground. (Free maps at entrance.)

hiking
3 months ago

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
5 months ago

Very nice trail ! It’s very hot so bring a lot of water but the path is great, very relaxing. The trail ends to a lake. The thing is that you have to go back the same way you came or you can choose to walk on the road but it’s longer and there is absolutely no shade. I recommend though !

6 months ago

We have trail rode out from Long Pine (trail head by lake) and taken the forest trails. Solid 10+mile ride and very enjoyable. Wildlife was minimal for the glades but very nice either way. Also the original abandoned ingraham hwy trail head is close to the road that takes you to the nike missle area.....this is the original way to Flamingo. But pack supplies bc no one ever goes that route...unless you venture like I like to ride.

6 months ago

Solid end of the day trail. Nice and flat, but not as many views as you'll find elsewhere in the park

8 months ago

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

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Love the trail and we take it when we camp at the Long Pine Key campground. Hiking here provides an environment with less mosquitos than hiking south around flamingo

hiking
Monday, January 22, 2018

Did two separate sections of this trail over the weekend. The weather was around 70 degrees which decreased the amount of mosquitoes. There are a few unmaintained roads that have some fallen trees since the hurricane. Be aware of your surroundings as we had encounters with one rattlesnake and a cottonmouth on the side of the main trail.

hiking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Dry in the winter with mild mosquitos. Flat, easy hike to Pine Glades Lake. I saw nobody else on the trail.

road biking
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Great trail for cycling.

hiking
Sunday, February 10, 2013

This is a great flat bike trail in the Everglades through a pine forest. There are also several unmaintained roads that allow lots of variations. I did this on a winter weekend and saw no one. Many fast sections but a few solution holes.

hiking
Monday, January 28, 2013

Boy Scout Troop 599 hikes this trail and other connecting trails to stretch out a 20 miler from the the Scout Camp Everglades thru the pineland trail then the trail thru the marshland on the north side of the main road. Then back along the main road to the entrance of the Long Key campground back to the scout camp. Trail map available at entrance to Park. Carried 30 lbs.Packs in preparation for the Barefoot Mailman hike.

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Saturday, April 07, 2018

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

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Friday, March 09, 2018

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

mountain biking
Sunday, January 08, 2017

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

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