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Best Hiking and Biking Trails in the Everglades

Best Hiking and Biking Trails in the Everglades

Though the Everglades are mostly marshy and, well, underwater, there are many areas of the park that can be explored by hiking or biking. From short mile-long (1.6 km) hikes to longer excursions, hiking and cycling allows you to explore the diverse habitats within south Florida. Each visitor center, which acts as an entrance to various parts of the park, has trails of varying lengths and several offer bicycle rentals. Here are some of the best trails in the Everglades, organized by starting location.

Shark Valley The Shark Valley Trail is a 15 mile (24 km) round trip paved trail that is great for hiking and bicycling. As this is also the tram trail, be aware of other people and the tram that utilizes this path. There are no hills, but cycling the trail will take between two and three hours as there is a lot of wildlife to see and flora to observe. For shorter jaunts, the quarter-mile Bobcat Boardwalk, which loops through sawgrass prairie and a bayheads (small, shrubby islands), is a scenic stroll; the mile long round-trip to Otter Cave takes walkers through a subtropical hardwood hammock. The Shark Valley Trail is the most convenient for those traveling from Miami.

Flamingo Visitor Center Cyclists will enjoy the 22 mile (35.4 km) route of Old Ingraham Highway, which features mangrove, sawgrass and birds, including hawks. Hikers can choose from a variety of hikes ranging from a half mile loop to Eco Pond to the 12 mile-round trip  (19.3 km) Coastal Prairie trail, which was once used by fishermen and cotton pickers.

Big Cypress Preserve For hikers, Big Cypress is perhaps the best destination as you can choose to wander designated trails or strike out on your own through unmarked acreage. Fair warning though—as conditions very greatly by season, there’s a good possibility you could end up wading through waist-deep waters. Tackling the Florida National Scenic Trial is another worthy goal: trailheads are located at Loop Road off U.S. 41 and Alligator Alley at mile marker 63.

Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Near Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, Long Pine Key's 14 mile (22.5 km) nature trail is a pleasant and shady pinewood (a respite from the Florida heat) with subtropical plants and exposed limestone bedrock, excellent for both cyclists or hikers looking for a longer trek.

Royal Palm Visitor Center Royal Palm Visitor Center is the starting point for two of the most popular trails in the Everglades: the Anhinga Trail and the Gumbo Limbo Trail. Though short in distance, these two walking trails are perhaps the most scenic in the park, with expansive views and excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.

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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale

Florida Everglades Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale

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Go for an immersive airboat ride through Everglades National Park—and leave the transit and logistics to someone else—on this half-day tour from Fort Lauderdale. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your driver at your hotel. Then, head for the Everglades: upon arrival, transfer to your boat and zip along the waterways, soaking up the unique scenery and looking out for alligators and wildlife as you go.
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  • 4 hours
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$58.99
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$58.99

Everglades National Park Expedition

Everglades National Park Expedition

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Discover the beauty and diversity of Everglades National Park on an exciting wildlife boat tour from Fort Myers. In a small group, travel deep into the sleepy wetlands of the Everglades’ Ten Thousand Islands to learn about rare local flora and spot native animals. Spend time with an expert guide, learning about the unique ecosystem and snapping photos of alligators, sea turtles, manatees, native birds and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$149.95
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Small Group Boating & Kayaking Guided Eco Tour in Everglades National Park

Small Group Boating & Kayaking Guided Eco Tour in Everglades National Park

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Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades on this small-group eco-adventure. Explore a variety of lush landscapes by foot, kayak and boat looking for dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, bald eagles and more. Hike along the beach, dunes and mangrove swamps. Kayak to Barrier Island Beach — no kayaking experience necessary. And take a boat ride through some of the most remote areas of the park. It’s the ultimate Everglades experience rolled into one unique, half-day adventure.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Everglades National Park Dolphin, Birding and Wildlife Boat Tour (2 hours)

Everglades National Park Dolphin, Birding and Wildlife Boat Tour (2 hours)

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Everglades National Park is unique on our planet. It is a wonderful, water-filled paradise that is best accessed by a quiet, slow-moving, shallow draft boat. One of the best loved residents of the Park are Bottle-Nosed Dolphins. Watching dolphin, in their natural habitat, interacting with each other, something that you will never forget. Our full-time, formally trained, Florida Master Naturalist guides will safely take you deep into the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades. While searching for dolphins, manatees and some of the 300 different species of birds that call the Park home, you will learn about the different Everglades ecosystem, its long history and rich culture. You will have fun and learn a lot. Don't forget your cameras!
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  • 2 hours
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$85.55
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$85.55

Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour

Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour

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Discover the diverse wildlife of Everglades National Park with a combination eco tour led by a Florida Master Naturalist Guide. Begin with a boat ride and learn about different ecosystems while keeping an eye out for dolphins, manatees, and herons. Continue next in a kayak, paddling on peaceful waters that allow you to explore areas a boat can’t go. Finish with a walking tour on an uninhabited barrier island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Everglades National Park Photo and Wildlife Safari

Private Everglades National Park Photo and Wildlife Safari

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Whether you are an amateur or a professional, this Private Photo Safari is the best way to photograph Everglades National Park’s wildlife. A very stable, flat-decked power boat is your shooting platform. Using an electric trolling motor, your guide will position you for the best shots. Unlike a shared tour, on a private tour, you and your shots are our only concern. When shooting outdoors, the lighting is extremely important. Lighting is best in the mornings and late afternoons. As such, on this private tour, we depart before sunrise in the morning to be in position as soon as there is enough light to shoot. In the evening, we return after sunset. Since sunrise and sunset times vary throughout the year, we will contact you prior to your tour to arrange the actual meet time. Our guides are on the water every day, year-round and have a good idea of the wildlife patterns. They can get you in position while the lighting is good.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$436.00
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Full-Day Kayak Adventure in the Everglades

Full-Day Kayak Adventure in the Everglades

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Explore the Everglades with an expert guide on this full-day kayak and slogging (walking through water) excursion. After a brief orientation, select a single or double kayak and hit the water. Follow your guide through mangrove forests, keeping your eyes open for alligators, sawfish, manatees, dolphins, and sharks that are sometimes seen in the area.
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  • 8 hours
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Two-Hour Everglades National Park Dolphin, Birding and Wildlife Boat Tour

Two-Hour Everglades National Park Dolphin, Birding and Wildlife Boat Tour

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Everglades Area Tours has been offering educational tours since the 90's. All our guides are formally trained, full-time Florida Master Naturalist and have years more experience than all others. While Everglades National Park is a wilderness and the wildlife is just that ... wild., Our decades of experiences affords the best opportunity to locate, view and photograph wildlife.
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  • 2 hours
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$90.68
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Everglades National Park Kayak Eco Tour from Naples

Everglades National Park Kayak Eco Tour from Naples

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Get close to Florida’s native flora and fauna on an eco-friendly 3-hour kayak tour of the Everglades National Park from Naples. Paddling at a moderate pace, you’ll kayak beneath the green canopies of mangrove forests and, with luck, observe American alligators, butterflies, and wild orchids. Opt to embark on this family-friendly activity in either the morning or the afternoon. Small-group tour limited to 15 people.  
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.65
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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

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Explore the pristine mangrove trails of southern Florida on this guided kayaking tour. With your naturalist guide, paddle through the winding tunnels and observe native birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Groups are small with usually 10 or less guests, allowing for a personal experience. This also increases the chances of seeing wildlife from a closer distance.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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Private 4-hour Tour of Everglades from Miami Dade

Private 4-hour Tour of Everglades from Miami Dade

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There are many tours to the Everglades from Miami but big bus tours often mean crowds and waiting around for others. This private tour is exclusively for your group—which means you'll enjoy a more personal experience—and includes an airboat ride through the park, offering close-up views of alligators.
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  • 4 hours
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$403.56
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$403.56
Price varies by group size

Everglades National Park Boating Expedition with Florida Master Naturalist Guide

Everglades National Park Boating Expedition with Florida Master Naturalist Guide

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Everglades National Park is unique on our planet. It is a wonderful, water-filled paradise that is best accessed by a quiet, slow-moving, shallow draft boat. One of the best loved residents of the Park are Bottle-Nosed Dolphins. Watching dolphin, in their natural habitat, interacting with each other, something that you will never forget. Our full-time, formally trained, Florida Master Naturalist guides will safely take you deep into the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades. While searching for dolphins, manatees and some of the 300 different species of birds that call the Park home, you will learn about the different Everglades ecosystem, its long history and rich culture. You will have fun and learn a lot. Don't forget your cameras!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.95
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$149.95

Everglades Inshore Fishing Trip in Flamingo

Everglades Inshore Fishing Trip in Flamingo

Fish Everglades National Park on a private fishing trip in a boat that’s stocked with fishing gear, licenses, and comfortable seating for up to four people. Beginning anglers can get basic fishing instruction, while even experienced hands can refine their technique with tips from a local captain, and your catch will be cleaned and packaged for easy take-home at the end of the day.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$551.22
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Private Everglades Inshore Fishing Charter in Chokoloskee

Private Everglades Inshore Fishing Charter in Chokoloskee

The Everglades area is one of the most popular fishing spots in Florida. On this private tour, enjoy a tailor-made experience for you and your group. Cruise around the scenic waterways and mangrove forests of the Ten Thousand Islands, learn the basics or hone your fishing skills with tips from an expert guide, and try your luck fishing for snook, trout, flounder, and even sharks.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$726.97
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$726.97
per group