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A short loop trail about half a mile long that takes you through an Everglades hammock community with old growth mahogany trees.

walking
1 month ago

Short and easy walk down the jetty. Lots of birds and fish, didn't get to see any manatees though. Water was beautiful.

walking
2 months ago

What a perfect little synopsis of the Everglades - lizards, gators, and a stunning variety of birds and plantlife. The boardwalk is very well thought out and beautifully built. There is also a neighboring trail loop to the west that offers a taste of the hammock ecosystems there.

A great option for your first or only day in the Everglades.

4 months ago

This was an easy hike with so much to see! There were lots of alligators, turtles, and so many birds! There were plenty of Anhinga, of course, but we also saw great blue herons, egrets, and many more. VERY beautiful!

7 months ago

Great wildlife!

Love the trail and we take it when we camp at the Long Pine Key campground. Hiking here provides an environment with less mosquitos than hiking south around flamingo

8 months ago

A LOT of people there but the visitor center is nice and it is a beautiful trail with an abundance of wildlife!!! Birds, crocs, fish, everything you would want to see. Flat, paved and boardwalk.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a very well maintained kid friendly trail the whole trail is either paved or transitioned into a very well maintained broadwalk. There are public restrooms at the beginning of the trail. Saw lots of animals, alligators, turtles, double crested cormorants, great blue herons, great egrets, and purple gallinules. I didn’t see any aninghas to my surprise.

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is very easy to walk. I did not see much wildlife but there were a lot of different trees, pines and ferns. There are also a lot of trees along the trail that have fallen due to the hurricane, but the trail has been cleared to allow people to hike it.

hiking
9 months ago

Did two separate sections of this trail over the weekend. The weather was around 70 degrees which decreased the amount of mosquitoes. There are a few unmaintained roads that have some fallen trees since the hurricane. Be aware of your surroundings as we had encounters with one rattlesnake and a cottonmouth on the side of the main trail.

walking
9 months ago

Saw 3 alligators all under 5. Saw several birds, easy paved trail.

fun, short walk.

walking
9 months ago

Nice short trail (10-15min) through beautiful pine forest and changing vegetation. Did not see animals, but variety and beautiful views. Well worth it. Saw only 2 other people there.

scenic driving
9 months ago

Currenty closed after hurricane. Still under water. Check at visitors center which paths are open.

hiking
10 months ago

One of the few options available with parts of the Everglades still closed after the hurricane. Nothing too exciting here.

Currently closed :(

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of flora, not much fauna. Nobody else was on trail!

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of wildlife!!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice, short but you'll see great vegetation

11 months ago

Nice boardwalk trail in the heart of Everglades. Quiet, Peaceful, Good for birdwatching.

walking
11 months ago

Very, VERY short trail, however nicely covered and thick, good place to feel like you're in a different place. Can be walked comfortably in 15 minutes.

birding
11 months ago

Short trail, can finish it in 40 mins, even at a leisurely stroll while stopping several times to bird watch.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Small but wildlife is amazing

hiking
Friday, March 31, 2017

Easy walk not much to see beside different kind of trees.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Wow! Great to see so many alligators in their natural habitat. Easy walk on planked trail,

walking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Close to Anhinga trail, but very different habitat and is much less crowded. Shaded, short, flat. Hardwood hammock.

walking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Boardwalk trail, easy for all abilities with a high chance of seeing alligators, turtles, anhingas, fish, and other birds. Very busy trail but worth doing once.

hiking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Dry in the winter with mild mosquitos. Flat, easy hike to Pine Glades Lake. I saw nobody else on the trail.

walking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Boardwalk through hardwood hammock. Short, easy, crowded.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

This trail is short but well worth seeing - especially in the dry season!! There are so many different types of wildlife to see. There were also more alligators on this trail than I've ever seen atone time. We counted roughly 25-30 alligators in one spot at the end of the trail. We felt like we were in the movie Jurassic Park. Not long, but worth seeing while in the Everglades.

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