Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

I can't give this more than one star, because we only got about 50 feet in before we were met with a flooded trail. Planning on going back in the dryer months and updating this rating.

It was a nice trail, but flooded for most of the hike. Planning on visiting again in the dryer months and actually completing it!

We went hiking, but we saw a few bikers, who were respectful of us, which helped make for a great experience.

I wish I could give this a higher rating, but we only made it about halfway through.

this trail is marked " no hiking " but all trails has it marked as a hiking trail

love the trail. Great for hiking or biking. Lots of wildlife

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.

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.

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.

Great for off road bicycles.

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.

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.

Looked promising but we could not hike the trail due to severe flooding blocking the path. Will try it again soon.

off road driving
7 months ago

wife and kids enjoyed the main trail.
everything else is SUPER SWAMPY.
This Is made for hunters with swamp buggys.
campgrounds very saturated.
returning is a maybe.

hiking
9 months ago

Park at the Publix in the Shoppes at Ibis on the south side of Northlake Blvd. Then after walking across Northlake Blvd, make your way around a yellow metal gate. The trail is not labeled, but it is easy to find and follow. The north/south route shouldn't get your feet wet. As of this review, I have hiked this trail 3 times without including the loop. To include the loop, there will be water to walk thru. As far as the north/south straightaway, one may have to walk around some puddles and around some muddy patches, but that is it. It should be easy to see an Everglades Racer Snake, a Pileated Woodpecker, a Red Bellied Woodpecker, a Green Heron, and a small Alligator, if you are stealthy and attentive. On a late afternoon, I saw some Raccoons. I have captured Deer, Boar, and Opossum, on a trail camera here. Depending on the time of the day, one may have to get a mile in not to hear a revved up car or truck on Northlake Blvd, but then the occasional plane traffic takes over from the nearby North Palm Beach County Airport. I do not believe there is hunting in this area.

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