Snake Bight Trail
Trail Length: 1.6 miles (2.6 km) one way
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Bicycles Allowed: Yes, except on the boardwalk at the end of the trail.
Trail Description: Don't let the name deter you! In this play on words, a "bight" is actually a bay (Snake Bight) within a larger bay (Florida Bay). Enter another world as you walk through a tropical hardwood hammock with dozens of tropical tree species. There's great bird watching on the boardwalk at the end of the trail if you plan to arrive near high tide.
Directions to Trail: Four miles (6 km) north of the Flamingo Visitor Center on the main park road.
Did You Know?
On April 21, 1958, Everglades National Park conducted the first prescribed fire for ecological management in both the Park and the National Park Service. This burn pioneered using fire as a resource management tool nationwide.