• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

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.

 
Snake Bight Trail
Boardwalk at the end of Snake Bight Trail
 
Snake Bight Trail
Hike or bike through the shade of Snake Bight Trail

Did You Know?

Ibis in Flight

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.