Biking

Visitors Bicycling Shark Valley Loop
Bicyclists on the Shark Valley Loop

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Everglades National Park has five biking trails throughout the park. Shark Valley Tram Road, Snake Bight Trail, Rowdy Bend Trail, Long Pine Key Nature Trail, and the L-67 Canal Road.


E-bikes with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 horse power) are permitted on trails and public roads where traditional bicycles are allowed. Speed limit is 10 miles per hour on all trails and 15 miles per hour on the Shark Valley Tram Road. Fully electric (no pedaling required) bicycles are only permitted on public roadways, the same as vehicles.

 
Trail Length: 14 miles (22.5 km) round trip

Description: A dirt path awaits from the trailhead, located on the road to Long Pine Key Campground. During this bicycle trek through the Pinelands you may catch a glimpse of one of the mammal species that call the Everglades home. Other wildlife, including birds can be seen as well. The trail ends at Pine Glades Lake, a great place for a picnic or to see alligators and fish species. For the specific location of the trail, stop in one of the park visitor centers or access the park map by the link below.


Everglades National Park Map
 
Trail Length: 15 miles (24 km) round trip

Description: Start behind the Visitor Center and follow the straight West Road.
Along the route, one will discover wildlife, including alligators, a variety of birds, turtles, and snakes.
The halfway point is the Shark Valley Obserbvation Tower, the highest acccessible elevation by foot within Everglades National Park. One can see for miles on a clear day over the River of Grass.
 
Trail Length: 6.4 (10.29 km) roundtrip

Description: Located approximately 5 miles east of Shark Valley, this gravel and grass road is a straight path into Shark Valley Slough. Parrallels a canal where alligators, snakes, turtles, and fish can be seen frequently. During the winter months the path is a great bird spotting area as well.

When accessing the trail, do not block the entrance gate. For specific directions, please visit Shark Valley Visitor Center.
 
Trail Length: 5.2 miles (8.36 km) round trip

Description: An overgrown former road, great place to see woodland bird species. Prepare for mosquitos during certain times of the year.
 
Trail Length: 3.2 miles (5.14 km) roundtrip

Description: Don't let the name fool you, a "bight" is the term for a bay within a bay, so in this instance, it is "Snake Bight" within "Florida Bay." Bicycles are allowed on the entire trail, except the boardwalk near the end. Variety of tree species, multiple ecosystems, and if arriving at the hight tide, great bird watching
 
Ranger led bicycle programs are offered during the winter season which typically runs from December through April. Programs include Full-Moon Bicycle Rides, Meteor Shower Bicycle Rides, and Long Pine Key Bicycle Rides. For the full program schedule and information, please click the park calendar link below.

Park Calendar
 
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Short video from the Long Pine Key Nature Trail.

Last updated: October 2, 2019

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