West Lake Trail
Trail Length: 0.5 miles (800 meters) round trip
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Bicycles Allowed: No
Trail Description: This self-guided boardwalk trail wanders through a forest of white mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa), black mangrove (Avicennia nitida), red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), and buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) trees to the edge of West Lake.
Directions to Trail: Seven miles (11km) north of the Flamingo Visitor Center on the main park road.
Did You Know?
Over the course of thousands of years, the natural communities of South Florida have become well adapted to the devastating effects of seasonal hurricanes. In fact, such storms are considered an important element in the long-term health of the Everglades.