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The Best Hiking in Everglades National Park

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Top hiking spots in and near Everglades National Park

  • Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Walk the Mahogany Hammock Trail in Everglades NP

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    Located a short drive off the main drag to the Flamingo Visitor Centre (and only a few hours from Miami) this short boardwalk through a lush Mahogany and Gumbo-Limbo plants is an easy walk for families.Elevated upon a well-serviced boardwalk this trail passes the oldest Mahogany tree (Swietenia m...
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  • Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Stroll along the Mahogany Hammock Trail

    0.5 mi
    Parking is available right next to the trailhead. Hop onto the boardwalk for a 0.5 mile hike through the Florida everglades. The boardwalk takes you across marshes and dense foliage. This place is home to many different animal species, so be on the lookout and be respectful of the space you share...
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  • Monroe County, Florida

    Hike the Christian Point Trail

    4.0
    4.2 mi
    The trail begins as a boardwalk through the mangrove forest. In 0.1 miles you enter into a prairie, before skipping back in and out of a stretch of forest to a larger prairie. At the end of the hike you will be treated to views of Snake Bight, as section of Florida Bay.
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  • Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Take a Stroll on the Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook Trail

    4.5
    0.2 mi
    Park at the trailhead and hop onto the boardwalk trail. Its very short--just 0.2 miles, so take your time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Partway through the hike there is a lookout tower which is great for getting a high vantage point to enjoy the landscape from. Be aware of wildlife around y...
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  • Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Long Pine Key Trail

    15.94 mi / 322 ft gain
    Long Pine Key Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Homestead, Florida.
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  • Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Hike Anhinga Trail

    4.8
    0.8 mi
    The Everglades National Park is a superb spot for viewing wading birds and alligators off an easy paved path. There are a number of observation decks along the way, off of the main path. The trail begins at the Visitor Center, following Taylor Slough.
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  • Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Anhinga Trail

    1.39 mi / 62 ft gain
    Anhinga Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Homestead, Florida.
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  • Homestead, Florida

    Hike the Anhinga Trail, Everglades

    0.8 mi / 0 ft gain
    The Anhinga trail starts at the Royal Palm visitor center and stretches .8 miles through a fascinating sawgrass marsh. Being close to the park entrance, this is a very popular and busy trail. Expect crowds. If you have a choice of season, winter is a particularly active time for wildlife and mosq...
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  • Layton, Florida

    Layton Trail

    0.22 mi / 13 ft gain
    Layton Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Long Key, Florida.
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  • Layton, Florida

    Golden Orb Trail

    1.74 mi / 66 ft gain
    Golden Orb Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Long Key, Florida.
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  • Miami, Florida

    Hike through Shark Valley

    15 mi
    I would like to preface this adventure by saying that if you prefer to bike Shark Valley, please reference Rob Witt's adventure "Bike through Shark Valley".  Biking is certainly the best way to see the whole trail, and not spend the entire day doing it.  Hiking (really walking) this trail is a sl...
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  • Ochopee, Florida

    Florida Trail: Loop Road to Oasis Ranger Station

    8.13 mi / 180 ft gain
    Florida Trail: Loop Road to Oasis Ranger Station is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ochopee, Florida.
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  • Key Largo, Florida

    Port Bougainville Trail

    2.44 mi / 39 ft gain
    Port Bougainville Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Key Largo, Florida.
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  • Ochopee, Florida

    Hike the Gator Hook Trail

    5 mi
    This 5-mile swamp walk begins off of Loop Road. To get there, take the Tamiami Trail into Big Cypress National Preserve and turn onto Loop Road (a right turn if coming from the west, a left turn from the east) at Monroe Station. About 2.2 miles down the gravel road, you will see signage for the G...
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  • Naranja, Florida

    Black Creek Canal Trail

    1.7 mi / 49 ft gain
    Black Creek Canal Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Homestead, Florida.
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  • Ochopee, Florida

    Florida Trail: Tamiami Trail to I-75

    30.35 mi / 653 ft gain
    Florida Trail: Tamiami Trail to I-75 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near located near Chokoloskee, Florida.
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