Long Pine Key Trail is a 15.6 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.
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.)
Dry in the winter with mild mosquitos. Flat, easy hike to Pine Glades Lake. I saw nobody else on the trail.
Great trail for cycling.
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.
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.