Explore the most popular views trails near Homestead with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 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!

4 months ago

Great wildlife!

6 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
6 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.

walking
6 months ago

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

walking
7 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
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of wildlife!!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, short but you'll see great vegetation

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

walking
9 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
9 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

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

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.

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.

hiking
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Excellent trail for see all kinds of wildlife. Took a Ranger-led tour and learned a lot about everything on this trail to see. One of the top trails in the Glades IMO.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Super crowded on weekends in the winter but fabulous for seeing wildlife. Anhingas, herons, alligators and more. It is worth winding your way through tourists from around the globe.

walking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Very beautiful. Lots of wildlife better to come early in the morning. Trail is extremely easy.

Friday, December 16, 2016

very easy. short but pretty route. we saw a gator, lots of fish and birds.

walking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

A short boardwalk to a lookout tower with expansive views of the marshland...and a great place for wildlife spotting.

walking
Sunday, November 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.

walking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

A wonderful boardwalk across the river of grass to a short and beautiful loop through a unique Mahogany hammock.

walking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

A very short boardwalk loop with a lookout tower...fantastic views of the river of grass and lots of wildlife.

walking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This trail is currently closed.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fun to see alligators in their natural habitat. We saw more gators here than other spots and pretty close to the boardwalk. Loved seeing the Spanish moss.

on Anhinga Trail

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Easy walk with lots of alligators and wildlife. A little crowded, but that was to be expected. Sad to see some of the people were throwing sticks at alligators and provoking wildlife.

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