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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Biking

Volunteer led bike hike

Volunteer led bike hike

NPS  Photo J Roark

Pineland Biking

Most of the pines in this area were logged before the establishment of Everglades National Park in 1947. Roads created by logging, fire roads and old farm access roads have created a 43 mile (69 km) network of paved and primitive trails through the pinelands. Closed to vehicular traffic, most of these trails are simply two ruts in the limestone bedrock. They are ideal for long, leisurely hikes, and a few are open for bicycling.

Download Pineland Biking & Hiking Trail Map

 

 
Long Pine Key trail wet

Pineland trail system are not suitable for biking during the summer months

NPS Photo  J Roark

Old Ingraham Highway

Many sections of the pineland trail system are not suitable for hiking during the summer months due to abundant mosquitoes and mud. The Old Ingraham Highway is a good alternative with year round access. This former road is ideal for extended hikes and bike trips. If you wish to walk or bike the entire road, be prepared for a 22 mile (35 km) round trip







 
Shark Valley Bike Trail Start

Start of the bike trail at Shark Valley

NPS  Photo  J Roark

Shark Valley


The scenic loop is 15 miles (24 km) round-trip. There are no short cuts. If you become unable to complete the entire 15-mile trip, turn around and return on the same road. Bicycling the road takes an average of 2 to 3 hours. The parking lot closes at 6 PM, so be sure to allow yourself enough time. Ride your bike opposite the flow of tram traffic. Start behind the Visitor Center and follow the straight West Road.

 
snake bight trail end

The end of Snake Bight Bike trail.

NPS Photo  J Roark

Flamingo Area Trails


  • Be well prepared for mosquitoes on all trails in the Flamingo area. Long pants, closed shoes, and mosquito repellent are recommended.
Flamingo Area Trail Page
Flamingo Hiking Trail pdf

Did You Know?

Roseate Spoonbill

The pink coloration of the Roseate Spoonbill comes from a red pigment, related to Vitamin A, found in some crustaceans that they eat. Look for them foraging among the shallows of Everglades National Park.