Looking for a great trail near Islamorada, Florida? AllTrails has 5 great dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Everglades National Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Islamorada ranging from 3.6 to 17.1 miles and from 0 to 6 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
1 month ago

A very nice way on the water over to an interesting island with a lot of history. Had fun reading the information signs all over the island marking buildings that once stood on this site.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

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.

hiking
5 months ago

Straight walk to the ocean from the main road in the Everglades. Not much to see along the way except for a very small baby snake.

broken walkway impassable half way through.

hiking
7 months ago

Dry narrow trail alongside a canal....lots of mosquitos even in early February...mud flats can be seen from overlook at end of trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Not easy...and not the worest..plenty of mosquitoes. Did this about 10am 2/4...temp was about 75ish.....some mud in places about ankle deep..a few places had trees down so I had to crawl over or under...pushed through to Snake Bite trail which was well maintained and dry.... I cursed on some parts of the trail...got the Everglades experience...

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bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
7 months ago

So , first off if your reading this and considering this trail ... don’t . This trail is extremely difficult to complete . First 1/4 mile is infested with mosquitoes, once you pass that you wade through swamp and muck that has snakes ( we saw a few ) and spiders, then you come up upon a huge fallen tree, well multiple that you have to climb over ( one we had to climb up 10 ft into the canopy vs wading in the snake infested swamp below . After that the trail disappears , at that point you don’t want to turn back because your past halfway so you trudge on taking the paths of least resistance . We only had an idea that we were on the right path because we saw an occasional boot print , there are no trail markers anywhere so it is very very easy to get lost and end up off trail . On top of that there are tons of throned vines so my legs look like a cat scratch post . Overall do not recomendable trail is dangerous , they should honestly take the sign for it down , only a matter of time before people end up very hurt .

bird watching
8 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

I don't recommend this trail at this time (Dec 12, 2018). We tried it yesterday and gave up and turned back at about the two mile mark. The trail is badly overgrown and has many blow downs, ( about every hundred feet) from hurricane Irma that you have to go around, crawl under or climb over. There are some places when you go around, it would be easy to get lost since the trail is so over grown. The trail ground cover is some sort of vine type vegetation that has twine like roots right at shoe height that constantly tangle your feet and create a tripping hazard.. Along with all this there are many wet and slipper spots If you want a real challenge, go for it !

10 months ago

Very shallow but easy to kayak over. Very interesting place.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Rating must be changed to difficult. Lots and lots of downed trees, swampy at many places. If it's not cleared up quickly this trail is going to disappear soon. Mar 2018 review.

hiking
Thursday, April 05, 2018

In April 2018 still very difficult to do a lots of trees across the main trail. I goo in a dry time (1-2 weeks no rain) and the swamp was almost dry. See some birds and a lot of fresh turkey foot print. Was very enjoyable walking beside the downs tree. Doing this trail + Snake bight trail and returning on the road to the starting point will be almost s 8 miles of fun ( at least the 5 first miles the las 3 is just road walk) Must watch for the tides I go in a low tide (my mistake) and was very disappointed I will go again in high tide to see the inlet for good.

hiking
Thursday, April 05, 2018

Nothing special to see at the end a lot of mud.

hiking
Sunday, March 11, 2018

As of March 2018, this trail is very difficult to traverse. Five miles of climbing under, over and through fallen trees is no silly hike. There are a million trees fallen across the trail and going around them is not always possible. Attempt only if you have swamp boots or high waterproof boots, at the first bend you'll need to cross some pretty swampy area.

bird watching
Monday, January 22, 2018

This trail is all about timing. Yes it's flat, yes it's straight. But it leads to the beautiful Florida Bay. Now when it's comes to this trail. Everything must be perfect.. Step 1. Time of the year! If you want a comfortable walk you have to go either right after a cold front or during a cold front. DO NOT try this is the summer! Even if you're covered head to toe mosquitoes will kill you! Step 2. Time the tides.. tide to low birds and other animals might be hard to see. Tide too high. You're gonna get a little wet. Step 3. EARLY MORNING or before dawn If all those things line up! You'll have a great hike/ birding trip. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mosquitoes

hiking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Flat, short, straight. Moderate mosquitos. Ends at a nice lookout to Florida Bay.

hiking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Mosquitos are bad, but the coastal prairie is beautiful and it's a chance to get away from the crowds.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

One of the few real hiking trails that I attempted during my visit last Thanksgiving weekend. This would be a great trail in the dead of a cold south Florida winter or if you are 100% prepared for the onslaught. Despite my near heroic efforts, as well as being covered head to toe and doused with bug spray, I was not able to complete it. They really should rename it Mosquito Bite Trail. If you are looking for a challenge, this truly qualifies.

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.

hiking
Friday, March 06, 2015

We completed this trail in early march. The mosquitos were not bad, but we did have pants on and used bug spray. Nice flowers and butterflies along the way. A nice trail to observe the different vegetation around the area. Great view of the beginning of the keys at the end. I recommend.

hiking
Monday, July 21, 2014

This trail is listed as 1 of the top 100 trails in America and I drove here from a great distance. However, I was unprepared. I showed up in a pair of shorts and an Under Armor shirt and could barely tolerate the bites while I was spraying down and changing into my pants. I started the trail and turned back after only a 100 yards. You need to gear up for this trail. I will try again if I can get a head net. I have never experienced an attack by insects like that, incredible!

hiking
Monday, July 21, 2014

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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