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  Trails in the Flamingo Area
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  West Lake Trail - 0.5 miles (400 meters) round trip. Seven (11 km) miles north of Flamingo on the main park road. This self-guiding 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. Wheelchair accessible.

Snake Bight Trail - 1.6 miles (2.6 km) one way. Four miles (6 km) north of Flamingo. Enter another world as you walk through a tropical hardwood hammock with dozens of tropical tree species. Good bird watching on the boardwalk at the end of the trail. Bicycles are permitted on all but the boardwalk.

Rowdy Bend Trail - 2.6 miles (4.2 km) one way. Three miles (5 km) north of Flamingo. Explore an overgrown old road bed through shady buttonwoods and open coastal salt prairie. At the end, the trail joins with the Snake Bight Trail. Bicycles are permitted.

Christian Point Trail - 1.8 miles (2.9 km) one way. One mile (2 km) north of Flamingo. Wander a rustic path beginning in dense buttonwoods full of air plants. End in open coastal prairie along the shores of Snake Bight. Good habitat for raptors.

Bear Lake Trail - 1.6 miles (2.6 km) one way. Two miles (3 km) north of Flamingo on the Bear Lake Road. Journey through a dense hardwood hammock mixed with mangroves. Excellent area for woodland birds. More than 30 different tree types. The trail ends at Bear Lake.

Eco Pond - 0.5 miles (800 meters) round trip. At Flamingo. Stroll around this freshwater pond and enjoy a wide variety of wading birds, song birds, and other wildlife. Alligators often cruise the pond. Good bird watching, especially at sunrise and sunset, from the wheelchair-accessible viewing platform at the beginning of the trail.

Guy Bradley Trail - 1 mile (1.6 km) one way. A scenic shortcut between the campground amphitheater and the visitor center. Mingle with a variety of birds and butterflies as you amble along the shore of Florida Bay.

Bayshore Loop - 2 miles (3.2 km) round trip. Meander along the shore of Florida Bay and watch for remnants of a former outpost fishing village. Begin at the Coastal Prairie Trailhead at the back of loop "C" in the Flamingo Campground. Veer left at the trail junction to the bay.

Coastal Prairie Trail - 7.5 miles (12 km) one way. Step back in time as you walk this old road once used by wild cotton pickers and fishermen. Shady buttonwoods and open expanses of succulent coastal plants await. Begin at the rear of loop "C" in the campground. A backcountry permit is required for overnight camping.

Many miles of canoe/kayak trails are also available in the Flamingo area.


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