Wild Tamarind Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Key Largo, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Key Largo: The entrance to the park is located on the south side of U.S. Highway 1 at mile marker 102.5 at the north end of Key Largo. The trail is accessed from the first parking lot on the right.
The main trail was closed so I was very disappointed since we drove 50 minutes to do the other two trails that didn't even make a mile.
The two trails that are open are very easy and you can complete both in 15 minutes.
The place has the Wild Tamarind trail, the Nature and Mangrove Trails, each very nice and easy to walk. I love this place.
The trail is very easy and short, good for walking under the shade. You see some interesting bushes and trees, like wild coffe, poisonwood, ironwood. The mosquitos almost eat us alive. So, make sure you bring bug spray. Don't expect much from this trail.
The park maintains three nature trails in two uniquely different environments. The Mangrove Trail is a loop trail on a boardwalk that allows visitors to peacefully view the mangroves and estuaries they thrive in. An observation tower also allows a larger view of this very important ecosystem. Another loop trail, the Wild Tamarind Trail, winds through the park's beautiful tropical hardwood hammock, allowing visitors to view many of the area's native hardwood species. The Grove Trail also winds through the hardwood hammock, but terminates at the Grove. This cultural resource has been replanted with tropical fruit trees, as originally planted by early pioneers in Key Largo. One must return back to one's start at the Visitor Center parking lot. If arrangements are made in advance, a Ranger-led nature walk on one of these trails for organized groups may be possible. In addition, The park has 2.5 miles of marked mangrove wilderness trails to explore. The mangroves, and crystal clear waters that surround them, provide habitat for a wide variety of birds and marine life. The park concession rents canoes and one or two-person kayaks at the ticket counter. For personally-owned kayaks or canoes, there is a launch on the main road over the bridge. Well worth spending the day doing the nature trails, kayaking, and other water activities. GO EARLY!