Hiking South Florida and the Keys  by M. Timothy O'Keefe

Hiking South Florida and the Keys Guide Book

by M. Timothy O'Keefe (Falcon Guides)
Hiking South Florida and the Keys  by M. Timothy O'Keefe
Hiking South Florida and the Keys features thirty-nine of the finest trails the region has to offer, from wet cypress swamps to dry pinewood forests. Four sections—Short Family Hikes, Day and Overnight Hikes, Long Haulers, and Walking the Florida Keys—comprise this user-friendly guide. M. Timothy O’Keefe shares his top hikes in twenty-three prime areas, including Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Jonathan Dickenson State Park, Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and National Key Deer Refuge. Each hike includes all the information you need to make the most of exploring South Florida and the Keys on foot.

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Trails from the "Hiking South Florida and the Keys" Guide Book
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The 100-acre tract protects a freshwater marsh containing a series of five hiking/biking trails that thoroughly explore the area. The trails are of varying length, from 0.25 mile to 1.1 miles. The fol ...
Sanibel, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
The one-hour Bayshore Loop hike leads to the remains of a small fishing village on Florida Bay. You’ll start on a leg of the Coastal Prairie Trail, an old cotton picker’s path created in the 1930s whe ...
Florida City, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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Whether you drive or walk the Bear Lake access road, you’ll parallel the Homestead Canal, which was dredged to create a channel from Flamingo to Coot Bay. The limestone pulled out of the ground to mak ...
Florida City, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
The Keys is an amazing place, but probably one of the most peculiar locations is Big Pine Key in the Lower Keys, the hub of the National Key Deer Refuge. The refuge, established in 1957, encompasses 8 ...
Big Pine Key, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
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This hike also passes through scrub jay habitat as it passes through mesic pine flatwoods and scrubby flatwoods. This is a dry open area with lots of sand, which makes biking difficult in spots. The ...
Osprey, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
The slough, measuring 9 miles long and about 0.3 mile wide, is a natural wildlife corridor for white-tailed deer, bobcat, and turkey. Birds often present include ibis, bald eagles, snowy egrets, and w ...
Fort Myers, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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The 11,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp, owned and operated by the National Audubon Society, protects the world’s largest remaining subtropical old-growth bald cypress forest. This northern tip of the Big Cyp ...
Immokalee, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.25
This popular park near Sarasota features North America’s first canopy walkway located in a subtropical forest. Canopy walkways have a sound scientific value, offering a way to study forest treetops th ...
Sarasota, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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South Florida has many nature boardwalks, but to me Cypress Swamp Boardwalk is one of the most scenic as well as one of the best for spotting wildlife. What makes this cypress swamp so special is the ...
Delray Beach, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.45
Until recently, the 26,400-acre Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge had been as hard to enter as Fort Knox. Established in 1989 and located 20 miles east of Naples, the refuge has understandably ...
Immokalee, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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This 11,500-acre park is named for Jonathan Dickinson, who in 1696 was shipwrecked about 5 miles from here. Dickinson was probably one of the first Europeans to sample palmetto berries, a staple of th ...
Hobe Sound, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
This is just a 0.5-mile loop, but it can be loaded with birds and animals. As this is a freshwater pond quite close to Florida Bay, you’ll normally see wading birds, songbirds, alligators, and other w ...
Florida City, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
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Adjacent to the DuPuis Management Area, the J. W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area is home to a wide array of wildlife, including red-cockaded woodpeckers, bald eagles, deer, and wild hogs. In spr ...
Indiantown, FL - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 28 miles
Long Key, a narrow ribbon of park containing 965 acres, could just as easily have been named Narrow Key. In some places the oceanfront boundary is only a hundred yards from U.S. Highway 1, and the tra ...
Layton, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.03
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The Green Trail will take you through scrubby flatwoods and mesic pine flatwoods. It is considered the best biking trail in the park. At the start, the path crosses South Creek by bridge and leads to ...
Sanibel, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
For most visitors, the Keys begin with their arrival in Key Largo via U.S. Highway 1. However, there is another way into the Keys via Card Sound Road, which will deliver you to this little known but e ...
Key Largo, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.11
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The 1.2-mile Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail provides a good, capsulated look of the massive 60,228-acre J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area. A natural path links to a series of boardwalks to pass th ...
Indiantown, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
The trail quickly moves onto a boardwalk that goes through a tropical hammock and then a mangrove forest. Once you cross the Wildlife Drive, you’ll start a shell path that will be in open sun except i ...
Sanibel, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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Located along the northeastern edge of the Everglades in Martin and Palm Beach Counties, much of this 21,900-acre area was drained for pastureland and used to raise Dutch white-belted cattle, sheep, a ...
Port Mayaca, FL - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.3
This boardwalk trail is noted for the nation’s largest mahogany tree, with a girth of 12 feet and a height of 90 feet. You start by walking over a wetlands area that forms a Y junction as it enters th ...
Florida City, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
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