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

Another reviewer on here stated that it's a 2 mile loop, but I want to clairfy the loop is 2.8 miles, but the dead end stretch at the end is 1.1 miles out and then back again, making the trail over 5 miles. Had a great time nonetheless.

Every easy for a first timer; mostly flat, a little damp in a few spots, but lots of animals. We saw deer, woodpeckers, cicadas, but no snakes or alligators.

Great trail , fully shaded lightly used lots of wildlife, watch out for alligators on the trail

loved this park. it is giant with a ton of walking trail options.

Beautiful

Great bird watching, gators were nesting on lake banks

The Hog Hammock trail is a 2 mile loop. Almost entire trail is shaded with tall trees. In a couple of places along the trail, there were small pools of water due to rain but we were able to get around it easily. There are two resting huts along the way. Overall an easy hike.

Close to home, swamp feeling not far from the city. Perfect for hiking or biking. Lots of wildlife.

For South Florida primative camping, very nice place.

Love this area!

I was the last week end and I think is so beautiful and good place for make off road driving. I was scared of take the ways off road because I was alone with my two guys and now with the rains it’s a lot of mud and pretty flooded. I’m thinking in go again for know better the place when find some friends with 4x4.

relaxing place to visit

The mountain bike trail is the best place to get elevation for runners in south florida. Also great flats for cooldown, into an alligator laden thick foliage lined path.

Great trail a little remote during the week, also watch out for alligators, one day I photographed 4 that we’re alongside or just off the trail. Saw 2 eagles one day.

Nice Florida hike in the swamp!

hiking
4 months ago

Flat, out and back trail and loop. Good place to get a little exercise. Abundant shade. Some places for birdwatching. Much of the trail is framed on either side with pretty high saw palmettos and bushes. Bring bug spray. I saw maybe a handful of people out there on a Monday morning. Not crowded at all.

Out of time, but still want to fit a little Florida Everglades into your visit? This is a great short stroll for introducing visitors — or your kids — to alligators, a Cypress swamp and various Florida birds. Lovely wooden boardwalk with scenic viewpoints, some with comfortable wooden rocking chairs, so you can stay and sit awhile, listening to birds and gators. Very pleasant experience. There are also canoes and kayaks to rent at the trailhead, but nobody was working there when I visited. Four stars, only because trail is so short.

Great for off road bicycles.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Technical and rooty, but a pretty trail.

Hiked this trail a few weeks ago with my wife and 1 year old. Half of the trail was submerged under water and it is a a bit difficult to cross in some areas, highest point was knee deep. Saw a lot of birds: woodpeckers, aninghas, coots, egrets, great blue herons, and falcons. Also saw two alligators and spotted hog footprints in the mud.

off road driving
6 months ago

Love this place! Trail 6 is my personal favorite! Camping at the campground is accessible and clean. Also close to trails and main grade. It can get swampy off the main grade... just know your vehicles’ limits or you’ll be stuck like Chuck!

Check out this YouTube video: https://youtu.be/_KknTDyF_3E

Great trail but repeated long stretches (20/30/40 ft) of flooded areas within the swamp, 6”+ deep. Found a big turtle in the middle of the trail, submerged, swimming, watch your step!
Dirt road portions around the periphery are fine.

hiking
6 months ago

It’s located close by to Greenacres Freedom Park, and you can park here to walk to the trail. There’s two ways of getting to the trail, which entrance is located on Pinehurst Drive. If you go the intended route, you’ll have to park and walk to the trail entrance located on the street via the sidewalk. The second way has you cutting Southwest through the soccer field of Freedom Park, and into a side entrance that’s located close to the street.

The actual trail itself is a mountain bike trail that also allows walking, but you’ll need to be aware of your surroundings because bikers here are frequent. Very pretty trail for both biking and walking. There are a good variety of roadblocks to overcome for bikers, like stumps, branches, rocks, & roots. Walkers can experience the same things, but there’s usually a more “mild” trail option to get over any obstacles.
The trail is pretty tight, two people can just about walk abreast but a lot of places will have you dropping down to single file.

Didn’t experience much wildlife on this trail other than a few birds, but there were no bugs so that was nice. It was also nice that even though there were plenty of areas with thick cover, the wind flow was pretty consistent so it wasn’t hot.

hiking
6 months ago

I was looking for a forested dirt trail to hike this afternoon, and found this. It was a good choice, the trail is easy to hike. Some roots to look out for, but the trail is nearly all flat. In the background, I heard squealing earthmoving machines across the canal, and the highway is on the other side, so you don’t quite get away from the city, but that is hard to do in South Florida.

It is a multipurpose path, so mountain bikers use it too. I had a few of them passed by me, very pleasant people. Don’t use headsets, otherwise you will not be able to hear them coming up behind you. I hiked on a weekday after Christmas, in the mid afternoon, and I only saw a few other hikers.

The trail is somewhat marked, not all clearly, but good enough. I show that the trail is more than 3 miles though, longer than what I expected.

Absolutely beautiful South Florida trail with loads of pretty scenery. Big open blue sky and neverending reflections on the water. Still a lot of mud and squelching. Water a foot high in a few places on the Apoxee. Saw hogs! :)

trail running
6 months ago

Not great for running. Can’t do this loop unless you want to go swimming. The road is underwater at mile 3. Basically just a Jeep trail.

Nice family park with pavilions, lakes, a nature center, and various activities such as biking, kayaking, and picnic areas - you name it. They also have a one mile looping mulched path that was easy on the feet. They also have a paved path along the perimeter of the park. Loved it.

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