Hike or backpack on a trail through salt marsh and mangrove habitat along the edge of Florida Bay. This trail offers a scenic view of coastal mangrove forests, extensive salt marshes, and Florida Bay.
The trailhead is at the west side of Loop C in the Flamingo campground and terminates at Clubhouse Beach along the shore of Florida Bay. A backcountry permit is required to camp at East Clubhouse Beach (also accessible by canoe or kayak) or Clubhouse Beach campsites. It is possible to continue west along the shoreline from Clubhouse Beach, and intrepid explorers have even hiked all the way to Cape Sable, but this requires crossing House Ditch and the more formidable East Cape Canal.
Homestead, FL - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13