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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.

Length 15.5 mi Elevation gain 0 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Backpacking Camping Hiking Mountain biking Bike touring Running Wildlife No dogs
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Getting There

Florida Office of Visitor Inquiry, Division of Tourism, 126 W. Van Buren Street , Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2000, Phone: 904-487-1462

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.)

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IRE MAR.ANGEL
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Gerson Guerrero
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Got to be careful in areas where there is flooding, as it can be slippery. Obviously need to be careful with wildlife. I visited August, 2020 and snakes can be out and about. The ranger at the entrance told me to be careful with rattle snakes and pythons. On the trail I saw one as it crossed right in front of me after I scared it. Don't swim in the lake. There's a sign saying not to feed gators and other wildlife and also not to swim. I walked the trail surrounding the lake and saw clear trails made by gators. I took a break and was eating a snack with my feet in the lake when I noticed a small gator heading towards me. I got up right away and it also swam away but the point is that don't doubt there being gators in the lake. All of that made the trail great for being my first. Definitely coming back.

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Manuel Yanes
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Very clean, not to much water. Hell of fun to ride on a MTB

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David Neel
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This trail is an old road on bedrock. It goes through a stand of long pine trees with occasional meadows. We did not do the whole trail because it was boring. Elevation gain is measured in inches. The only wild life we saw was too crows. This would be a good mountain biking trail, but for hiking it was boring.

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Allison Payne
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This is a beautiful trail that is easy to hike, but be alert because there are rattlesnakes! We almost stepped one lying in the middle of the trail!

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monica leinen
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HikingMuddy

Be aware of the snakes!! Close encounter with a diamond back rattlesnake (thanks for the loud rattle) and a water mocassin!! Big rain puddles by the end!!

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CT Wojciechowski
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Mountain biking

Out and back trail riding on limestone and sediment, rare muddy area. Used hybrid bike/ tires without difficulty. Would not try with road tires. Area of trees and openings without any cover with noticeable temperature change. The lake at the end is lovely.

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Keira LaRose
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Chris LaRose
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Gigi Kammer
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Mountain biking

Dirt road 7 miles each way, mostly smooth with some bumpy areas. Pretty, but mostly the same views. Filtered sun and full sun. Ends at a very pretty pond. We took the main park road back to Long Pine Key campground.

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Samuel Cecere
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Hiking

Awesome trail that goes through an endangered forest in the Everglades. We entered and connected with the long pine key trail from the lake / picnic area and cut through a thick forest at the south end of the lake. On our way back we spooked a large cotton mouth snake (water moccasin). Thankfully none of us got bit. Awesome experience though.

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Cory Kramschuster
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My wife almost stepped on a snake. Watch out!

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Adrian O'Farrill
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Hiking

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!

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Charlotte Deproux
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Hiking

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 !

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ALEXIS NOGUERAS
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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.

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

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

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Ryanna Pratt
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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

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Facundo Atencio
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Hiking

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.

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Facundo Atencio
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This trail was pretty nice until we found a rattlesnake on the trail that forced us to turn back.

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Rachael Pahl
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Hiking

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

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Sridhar Saraf
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Road biking

Great trail for cycling.

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Kimball Pomeroy
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Hiking

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.

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Bill Lewis
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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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Connie Sol
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Carlos Mariaca
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Carlos Mariaca
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Leslie Neel
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Clay Robinette
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Carlos Mariaca
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