Bicycling

A ranger leading a bicycle hike

Bicycling at Everglades National Park

Bicycling is permitted along the main park roads, on the Shark Valley tram road, on the Old Ingraham Highway, on Long Pine Key Nature Trail, and on the Snake Bight and Rowdy Bend trails at Flamingo.

 

Plan Your Bicycle Ride!

See individual trail descriptions below for additional details and current conditions.

  • Shark Valley Bike Trail

    Shark Valley is by far the most popular destination for bicyclists. The 15-mile paved scenic loop provides excellent opportunities to view wildlife.

  • Snake Bight Trail*

    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.

  • Rowdy Bend Bike Trail*

    Explore an overgrown road bed through shady buttonwoods and open coastal prairie. This is an opportunity for good woodland bird watching. Combine this trail with the main park road (use caution!) and the Snake Bight Trail for a 12.6 mile round-trip bike ride from the Flamingo Visitor Center.

  • Long Pine Key Bike Trail**

    Connecting trails through the Pinelands run 7 miles (11 km) west from the Long Pine Key campground to Pine Glades Lake along the main park road.

    Notes:

    * = Please note that the Snake Bight and Rowdy Bend Trails are not currently being maintained because of potential damage to critical habitat in the area for the Cape Sable thoroughwort. This is a small herb in the sunflower family with bluish-purple flowers. Global distribution restricted to coastal ENP and a few sites in the Florida Keys.


    ** = Please note that the Long Pine Key Trail is not currently being maintained because of potential damage to critical habitat in the area for the Florida leafwing and Bartram's scrub hairstreak butterflies and their host plants. These are butterflies that are native to South Florida.

Last updated: September 10, 2018

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