Coastal Prairie Trail

Please note that the Coastal Prairie Trail is not currently being maintained because of potential damage to critical habitat in the area for the Cape Sable thoroughwort. This is a small herb in the sunflower family with bluish-purple flowers. Global distribution restricted to coastal ENP and a few sites in the Florida Keys.

Park staff are reviewing trail management techniques to develop strategies that won't affect this habitat so that we can reinstate trail management in the future. For now the trail remains open but you should be aware of terrain that should be traversed carefully and may have vegetation, branches, or other flora and fauna that could affect your hike.

 
sign at start of costal prairie trail
 

Trail Length: 7.5 miles (12 km) one way

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Bicycles Allowed: No

Trail Description: Step back in time as you walk this old road once used by cotton pickers and fishermen. Open prairies of succulent coastal plants dotted with shady buttonwoods surround you as you journey towards the shore of Florida Bay. The trail ends at Clubhouse Beach; a permit for backcountry camping required.

Directions to Trail: Begins at the rear of Loop "C" of the Flamingo Campground.

Lat-Long : 25.136883, -80.948650

 
Coastal Prairie Hiking Trail

Everglades National Park Flamingo – Coastal Prairie Trail

NPS Photo  J Roark

 
Coastal Prairie Hiking Trail Bayshore Loop

Coastal Prairie Trail Bay-shore Loop

NPS Photo  J Roark

 
Coastal Prairie Hiking Trail

Everglades National Park – Coastal Prairie Trail

NPS Photo  J Roark

 
Coastal Prairie Hiking Trail

Marl mud Coastal Prairie Trail

NPS Photo  J Roark

 
Coastal Prairie Hiking Trail

Everglades National Park – Coastal Prairie Trail

NPS Photo J Roark

 
Coastal Prairie Hiking Trail club house sign

Clubhouse Beach Coastal Prairie Trail

NPS Photo J Roark

 
Coastal Prairie Hiking Trail hikers at  club house.

Hiking Coastal Prairie Trail at Clubhouse Beach

NPS Photo  J Roark

 
Coastal Trail Clubhouse Beach on Florida Bay

Coastal Prairie Trail Clubhouse Beach from the Florida Bay

NPS Photo  J Roark

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