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.

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
2 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
7 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.

Beautiful trail with some waterside parts as well dry areas. Easy. Saw several hogs on the way

nature trips
11 months ago

Nice walk for a hour or so. Total area has allot to offer

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nice trail, enjoyed it a lot. Will do it again!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

nice trail

road biking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

the nature center is not the only thing at this amazing park. Okeeheelee Park is huge it has everything you can think of. it's an amazing park. definitely my favorite park to bike, to skate, to walk, play baseball, soccer. it has everything.

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The walkways through the marsh were low making it easy to view wildlife. Birds of prey, alligators, lots of turtles.

One of the best ones!!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

This is a very simple walk not really a hike. But it was enjoyable from seeing a gopher tortoise pulling into the center to seeing beautiful painted warblers.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Nice and well maintained. Saw a coral snake.

hiking
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Awesome trails, the cypress swamp is beautiful. I bicycled through and saw abundant wildlife as well, in my one trip I've seen 3 alligators (sunning themselves near the canals), a dozen or so blue or white herons, ducks, and turtles. I saw some deer tracks on the trail as well. Definitely worth your time. However, the trail is not really a loop. It is more like a "U" shape that goes around the swamp, but not completely.

nature trips
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Didn't see no gators but seen a lot of different birds.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Awesome trails, great for observing wildlife. Nice picknick areas, great for families.

mountain biking
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Very nice trail, we ride bikes every Saturday, about 26 miles each time. Wile life in winter was very active. Some areas are rooted but over roll I like it.

hiking
Sunday, January 12, 2014

Nice easy trail. Couple options to make route longer or shorter. Saw a coral snake and a bunch of lizards. Didn't see any mammals but saw lots of drippings-small cat and maybe hog. Loop would be good for all ages and ability levels for either hiking or biking. Eagle trail is hiking only and more uneven terrain. Overall really nice, we'll maintained and easy to follow trail.

mountain biking
Monday, September 30, 2013

I was there once . I think it's great !, I would recommend it to advance riders because it requires physical endurance .

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