• 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?

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.