West Lake Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Homestead, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, birding, and fishing and is accessible year-round.
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.
A shaded boardwalk through the interesting mangroves that briefly escapes to great views from the edge of West Lake. Prepare for the mosquitoes.
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.