Rowdy Bend Trail

EASY 6 reviews
#16 of 22 trails in

Rowdy Bend Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ochopee, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

5.2 miles
6 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly








no dogs

Directions from Flamingo, FL: Rowdy Bend Trail is located three miles north of Flamingo along Main Park Road. Signage is good.

1 month ago

Rating must be changed to difficult. Lots and lots of downed trees, swampy at many places. If it's not cleared up quickly this trail is going to disappear soon. Mar 2018 review.

2 months ago

In April 2018 still very difficult to do a lots of trees across the main trail. I goo in a dry time (1-2 weeks no rain) and the swamp was almost dry. See some birds and a lot of fresh turkey foot print.

Was very enjoyable walking beside the downs tree. Doing this trail + Snake bight trail and returning on the road to the starting point will be almost s 8 miles of fun ( at least the 5 first miles the las 3 is just road walk)

Must watch for the tides I go in a low tide (my mistake) and was very disappointed I will go again in high tide to see the inlet for good.

3 months ago

As of March 2018, this trail is very difficult to traverse. Five miles of climbing under, over and through fallen trees is no silly hike. There are a million trees fallen across the trail and going around them is not always possible. Attempt only if you have swamp boots or high waterproof boots, at the first bend you'll need to cross some pretty swampy area.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Mosquitos are bad, but the coastal prairie is beautiful and it's a chance to get away from the crowds.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Saturday, August 10, 2013