• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

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.

 
West Lake Trail
Visitors with a ranger along the West Lake Trail
 
West Lake Trail
An aerial view of the West Lake Trail boardwalk

Did You Know?

Fire in Pinelands

Lightning-ignited fires are a natural part of the Everglades ecosystems. They aid in the recycling of nutrients through the ecosystem.