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?
In the 1800s John James Audubon noted that the sky was often darkened by the flocks of numerous birds above. Since the early 20th century, around 93% of the wading bird population has vanished. Much of the wildlife left in south Florida depends on Everglades National Park for a home.