West Lake Trail is a 0.5 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Islamorada, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.5 km Elevation Gain: 0 m Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Flamingo, FL: West Lake Trail is 30.5 miles (61 km) southwest from the main entrance (Main Park Road), at the southern end of the park.

hiking
3 months ago

Small boardwalk trail overlooking the lake. The boardwalk is damaged at the end so it’s not a loop anymore.

hiking
Mon May 27 2019

The boardwalk was destroyed which was actually kinda cool, and the over grown vines were beautiful but the bugs were absolutely unbearable on this trail. I do NOT recommend going if you don’t do well with being literally attacked. I’ve done a ton of trails at this national park, but this by FAR has the worst set of bugs.

Tue Apr 09 2019

Hurricane Irma destroyed most of the vegetation in September 2017. It's slowly growing back, starting with the vines and Bromeliads. A good view of the hurricane Eco cycle in the Everglades.

Tue Mar 19 2019

broken walkway impassable half way through.

bird watching
Mon Dec 31 2018

Really beautiful! Stopped late at night, the boardwalk must have been damaged in a storm. It was blocked off, sadly no longer a loop but very beautiful to see the twisted gnarled ends of the boardwalk.

walking
Sun Nov 06 2016

A shaded boardwalk through the interesting mangroves that briefly escapes to great views from the edge of West Lake. Prepare for the mosquitoes.

hiking
Mon Jul 21 2014

This is a nice little trail through the Mangroves. This trail is quiet, cool, shaded and ominously spooky. A nice trail for kids. However, lots of mosquitoes and biting flies. I sprayed down with insect repellent but still had to wrap a towel around my upper body to protect myself. But it was neat.

walking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Wed Mar 27 2019

Mon Jan 15 2018

hiking
Fri Feb 28 2014