Hells Bay Canoe Trail

An aerial view of Hell\'s Bay Canoe trail shows a snaking watery path through dense green vegetation
An aerial picture of the meandering paddling trail through dense vegetation

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Quick Facts
25.232945, -80.823461

Beach/Water Access, Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Scenic View/Photo Spot

Hell’s Bay is 3.0 miles to Lard Can Campsite, 3.5 miles to Pearl Bay Chickee, and 5.5 miles to Hells Bay Chickee. “Hell to get into and Hell to get out of,” or so the old timers claimed. This sheltered route weaves through mangrove creeks and ponds to a series of small bays beyond Lard Can. The trail is marked with more than 160 poles.

A more detailed trail map is also available. Motors are prohibited from the trailhead to Lard Can. A wilderness pemit is required for overnight stays.

Everglades National Park

Last updated: February 8, 2024