• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Otter Cave Hammock Trail

Trail Length: 0.25 miles (400 meters) one way

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Bicycles / Skateboards / rollerskates allowed: No

Trail Description: A rough limestone trail through a tropical hardwood forest with small footbridges over a small stream. Check at the Shark Valley Visitor Center for current conditions of trail, it sometimes can be flooded during the summer.

Directions to Trail: Begins 0.5 miles (800 meters) behind the Shark Valley Visitor Center, off the Tram Road.

 
Otter Cave Hammock Trail
Entrance to Otter Cave Hammock Trail.
 
Otter Cave Hammock Trail
Stroll through the shade of the Otter Cave Hammock Trail.

Did You Know?

Tropical Hardwood Hammock

The “high and dry” tree islands of the Everglades are called tropical hardwood hammocks. The park marks a significant edge of the northern limits of many subtropical plants and the southern limits of many temperate plants. This provides quite a unique and beautiful landscape.