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West Lake Trail is a 0.3 mile 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.

Length 0.3 mi Elevation gain 0 ft Route type Loop
Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Fishing Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Lake Views Wildlife No dogs
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Getting There

Big Parking Lot. Boat Ramp.

Everglades National Park 40001 State Road 9336 Homestead, Florida 33034-6733 Phone: 305-242-7700 Fax: 305-242-7711

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.

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Brian Bowden
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Walking

part of walkway still out. stay left at split, it has better view.

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Ismael Ramos Jr.
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Hiking

Dead end, trail has gone into the water.

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Sushanth Mali
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Hiking

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

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Nirvana Manic
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Hiking

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.

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John Saluke II
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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.

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Nicky Pickering
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broken walkway impassable half way through.

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kat Kennedy
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Bird Watching

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.

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Scott Densmore
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WalkingBugs

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

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Paul Emmons
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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.

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Brittany Cutler
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Scott Densmore
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Dustin Campbell
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Jessica Miller
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David Miller
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Kirk Larrabee
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Brad Whitcomb
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James Deane
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Greg Hertler
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Colin Hennessee
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Tartine Chocolat
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Ryan Fernand
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Debbie Murnan
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Eric Vilbs
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