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Turner River (Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park) :: Everglades City, FL

This is another of my favorite paddles—a kaleidoscope of natural beauty in a serene, tranquil setting. Cypress, maple, and palm trees line this route in addition to flowering plants, river otters, egrets, ibis, and great and blue herons. I enjo

Florida Trail - Big Cypress National Preserve: Tamiami Trail to I-75 :: Everglades City, FL

This section of the FT traverses some of the most rugged terrain in Florida, the Big Cypress National Preserve. The hiking will be challenging; wet feet and slogging through water up to your knees are guaranteed. The sun can be brutal in open areas.

Florida Trail - Big Cypress National Preserve: Loop Road to Tamiami Trail :: Everglades City, FL

This is the wettest and most unusual section of long trail in the Southeast. The FT leaves Loop Road, the southern terminus of the entire FT, and heads north through a nearly continuous bald cypress woodland that is underwater most of the year, inclu

Big Cypress National Preserve/ Wildlife Management Area :: Ochopee, FL

At more than 720,000 acres, Big Cypress National Preserve is a “vast swamp.” Big Cypress WMA is half-a-million acres within the federal preserve. Even a brief visit here gives campers a sense of the difficulties faced by people who sought refuge here

Big Cypress National Preserve - Loop Road :: Ochopee, FL

Big Cypress Swamp, all million and a half acres of it, has nearly half of that set aside in the multi-use Big Cypress National Preserve. The 52 out-and-back ride of open, wide, flat service road won't get points for its technical requirements. It d

L-28 Interceptor :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

L-28 Interceptor is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Broward County, Collier County, and Hendry County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress National Preserve, Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, and Miccosukee Reservation. It is 27.4 miles long and b

L-28 :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

L-28 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Collier County, Hendry County, and Broward County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area, and Micc

Florida Trail :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

Florida Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Collier County and Monroe County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress National Preserve. It is 49.4 miles long and begins at 6 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 75.7 miles with a total el

Sandy Road :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

Sandy Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Collier County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress National Preserve. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 8 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of one foo

Eleven Mile Road :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

Eleven Mile Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Collier County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress National Preserve. It is 11.4 miles long and begins at 6 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 22.8 miles with a total elevation gain of

L-28 :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

L-28 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Collier County, Florida. It is within Miccosukee Reservation, Big Cypress National Preserve, and Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. It is 16.3

Monument Road :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

Monument Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Collier County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress National Preserve. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 8 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3 fe

County Line Trail :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

County Line Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Monroe County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress National Preserve. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 7 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.4 miles with a total elevation gain of

Burns Lake Road :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

Burns Lake Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Collier County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress National Preserve. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of on

Bass Lake Road :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

Bass Lake Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Collier County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress National Preserve. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 3 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4 f

Turkey Trail :: Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

Turkey Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Collier County, Florida. It is within Big Cypress National Preserve. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 5 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 0 fee

Tamiami Trail :: Everglades City, FL

This chapter on the birding areas around Tamiami Trail includes descriptions of the bird-watching at these various destinations: Everglades and Frances S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area, Shark Valley, Big Cypress National Preserve, Loop Road, Ten Th

Everglades National Park Area :: Homestead, FL

As intriguing as other regions of Florida are, with their springs, sinkholes, caverns, historical forts, tropical fish, and high sand dunes, the Everglades is the state at its most exotic. Many people think of the Everglades as a giant swamp, but it’

Bear Island Trails :: Ochopee, FL

If you are looking for out-of-the-way adventure, consider the Bear Island Unit of the Big Cypress National Preserve for hiking, biking, and primitive camping.

Tamiami Trail Scenic Drive :: Naples, FL

Drive along a designated scenic highway through the Big Cypress National Preserve to Collier-Seminole State Park. This scenic highway bisects cypress strand and mixed-hardwood swamp habitats that are periodically interrupted by open, sunny prairies.

Big Thicket National Preserve, Woodlands Trail :: Livingston, TX

The Big Thicket National Preserve, managed by the National Park Service, was created to protect the complex biological diversity of a once-vast combination of pine and cypress forest, hardwood forest, meadow, and blackwater swamp. This unique area is

Roberts Lake Hiking Trail :: Everglades National Park, FL

The trail was named for Roberts Lake Strand, which drains into Gator Hook Swamp and is one of the most scenic cypress strands in the Big Cypress National Preserve. This is a scenic trail that is seldom traveled. If you are looking for solitude in a p

Bear Island Campground :: Ochopee, FL

This is the most remote and rustic campground you will find in this guidebook. But that is only fitting, for the Big Cypress National Preserve is a remote and rugged place. Vast tracts of cypress trees, pine woods, hardwood forests, and grassy pr

Big Thicket National Preserve :: Lumberton, TX

An 18-mile paved and gravel drive through the dense forests of the Big Thicket of southeastern Texas. The Big Thicket of southeast Texas is a unique area with an incredible diversity of plant and animal species. In some areas the soil and conditions

Turkey Creek :: Beaumont, TX

This is a moderate overnight hike along a winding Big Thicket Creek. The Turkey Creek Trail is one of the longest and wildest trails in East Texas. It follows a creek that winds through one of several Big Thicket National Preserve units. Most of the

Boardwalk Trail: Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge :: Immokalee, FL

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 Cypress Swamp contains towering bald cypress more tha

Bear Island :: Naples, FL

North of Alligator Alley, near the Okaloacoochee Slough, a network of off-road vehicle trails in Big Cypress National Preserve offers swamp cyclists another primitive destination. A 14-mile out-and-back takes a flat route on doubletrack near the last

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve :: Naples, FL

The 30 miles of out-and-back on the limestone doubletrack inside Big Cypress National Preserve takes the off-road biker into one of the few remaining primitive areas of the Everglades accessible by two wheels. Although you will see many of the typ

Corkscrew Swamp Boardwalk :: Naples, FL

The 11,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp, owned and operated by the National Audubon Society, protects the world’s largest remaining sub-tropical oldgrowth bald cypress forest. This northern tip of the Big Cypress Swamp contains towering bald cypress more tha

Big Cypress Preserve :: Miami, FL

Because of plans in the 1970s to turn part of the Big Cypress Swamp into a giant airport, Congress in 1974 established the 900-square-mile Big Cypress National Preserve, a vital source of water for the Everglades. Big Cypress is not really a swamp

Turner River Canoe Trail :: Ochopee, FL

This may be the most biologically diverse paddle in the Everglades. It starts on the Tamiami Trail in the Big Cypress National Preserve amid a freshwater environment dominated by towering cypress trees. It opens into sawgrass broken with occasional t

Halfway Creek Canoe Trail :: Ochopee, FL

This route is a microcosm of south Florida in many ways. It reveals human hands on the landscape and offers a good view of the beauty left under park protection. First, paddle down a man-made canal, definitely a part of modern south Florida. Come to