Snake Bight Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Islamorada, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length3.6 miElevation gain3 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingViewsWildlifeFeeNo dogs
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Getting There

Everglades National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or vessel, or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, bike, or paddle-craft the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55.

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

Directions from Flamingo, FL: Snake Bight Trail is located four miles north of Flamingo just above Mrazek Pond along Main Park Road. Signage is good. (Restrooms available just north at West Lake.)

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Elijah Ruby
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Bird watchingFeeGreat!

Amazing trail. Hiked snake bight to rowdy bend and walked back to the snake night trail head. Lots of different types of woodpeckers and wading birds. Rowdy Bend trail features a massive osprey nest. Not a lot of bugs either.

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Chastity K
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Hiking

It was nice, shady. I went mid day so there were very few mosquitos. The bay was beautiful.

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Justin Mabry
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Hiking

Nice hike through the Everglades. Not much wildlife for us, but still beautiful!

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Mary Fuller
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Jennifer R
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Hiking

Great birds. Too many mosquitoes.

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David Alven
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Hiking

A well maintained smooth, level trail. I imagine it gets hot during the warmer months but at 82F it was still good going

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Heather Whitfield
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Hiking

Nice out and back trail but the Horseflys were murder even with bug spray - lots of shade at first but the last half mile or so before the boardwalk is all sun. There were few trees with swarms of bees and we saw a few snakes sunning on the trail - so be very careful where you step. The lookout at the end was all worth it, great bird watching spot.

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Ismael Ramos Jr.
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David Platt
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Hiking

Tunnel of greenery with some cool photo ops, but the green tunnel gets repetitive after a while. There are also some infrequent but fascinating views beyond the wall of green into a wildlife-rich canal. The short boardwalk at the end wasn't anything spectacular. For a 3.5 mile investment I just would have hoped for more payout.

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Philippe Leys
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HikingGreat!

Easy trail for all ages.

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Justyn Lanford
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Mountain biking
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sarah chandler
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Hiking

Not much to look at along the way. Saw a black snake and a gecko and a few flowers. Wish the board walk at the end extended father.

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Ron Karpel
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Amir Kohanpur
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Darla Carlisle
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Hiking

Great trail! We heard the birds calling as we were walking back the trail which made for a magical experience.

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julie_journeys on instagram
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Fishing

Even in the middle of winter, biting bugs are a nuisance here. Use some spray and cover up! Open view is at the end of the trail, was happy to see wading birds and some hermit crabs mating. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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Shawn Eacott
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Hiking

Easy trail. Slightly muddy at the beginning but not horrible. Lots of birds. Kinda buggy as well

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Austin Steelman
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Hiking

Tons of birds and gators on the early section of the trail.

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Michael Barrett
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

The trail was very overgrown when I was here in January of 2020, but recent reviews seem to indicate it’s a lot better now. I would definitely do this one again.

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Philippe Leys
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HikingGreat!

Nice trail

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bill bob
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Nature tripsGreat!

Nice easy walk. Saw several alligators and lots of beautiful birds.

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Behzad Mehrdad
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WalkingBugsGreat!

This was beautiful. At the end, you see a lot of birds too. There was no rain the day before and it was not muddy. I had full cloth and used a lot of sprays to stay safe from insects.

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Brian Bowden
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WalkingGreat!

they heavily manicured this trail over the last couple of weeks. easy stroll, or bike, down to the boardwalk.

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Louise Thompson
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Mountain biking

What trail? Very overgrown with trees to carry bikes over. Watch out for spiny vines with sharp barbs along the trail. Need long pants.

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Mary Ostlund
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HikingBugs

They should call the trail: Bug Bite instead of snake bight. Buggy!!!! I used up half a can of OFF. Only thing that helped was wearing hat low over forehead and wearing a circular headscarf as a face mask covering neck, ears, cheeks just below the eyes. Sunglasses didn’t deter the varmits from the eyes. Path was nice but you saw a lot of the same scenery mile after mile. Some birds and the water view was great at the end. I would do again but on bike

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Jayson Moorman
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Hiking

Went in early May, with this being one of the few trails open in the pandemic. But what a nice trail it was. BUGS SPRAY IS ESSENTIAL OR YOU WILL NOT MAKE IT. We attempted once, then couldn’t make it 5 minutes without bugs spray and then it was much more manageable with it. The bugs on this trail are vicious! After the bugs, again it is beautiful. Only took us roughly 45 minutes and the lookout at the end was gorgeous. Highly recommended as it is easy (with bugs spray), fun and has a great pay off.

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