Get out and explore YOUR national park and preserve! The Tamiami Trail "Triathlon" encourages individuals and families to get out of their cars and explore areas within easy access of the Tamiami Trail. Participants bike the 15 mile loop road from the Shark Valley Visitor Center; hike a 3 mile loop trail from the Oasis Visitor Center; and, canoe or kayak a 3.5 mile route from the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City.
The triathlon challenge is available for visitors to take part in on their own at any time of the year.
The Tamiami Trail "Triathlon" is a cooperative program between Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, and generously supported through support by the South Florida National Parks Trust.
As we celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service in 2016, we encourage everyone to take the challenge to the next level! The Centennial Triathlon Challenge is 100 miles for 100 years! Complete 100 miles of hiking, biking and paddling in at least two of the four National Park units in south Florida during 2016. The miles don't need to be done all at once but do need to be completed in 2016.
Pick up your special South Florida National Parks Centennial Triathlon Challenge Passport book today at any visitor center in Big Cypress National Preserve or Everglades, Biscayne or Dry Tortugas National Parks!
When the Tamiami Trail was completed in 1928, it was the first east/west route ever created across the Everglades of south Florida. As the first cars rumbled across the peninsula from Everglades City to Miami they would travel at the break neck speed of 35 mph. Today, people are traveling much faster, and seldom take the time to get far from their car or the road.