West Lake Trail

Everglades National Park, Florida 33030

Elevation Gain3ft
Trailhead Elevation2ft
Elevation Min/Max0/2ft
Elevation Start/End2/2ft

West Lake Trail

West Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is within Everglades National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 2 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3 feet. The Pier, and Pier are near the trailhead. There are also parking and restrooms.

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"The West Lake Mangrove Trail boardwalk offers a good look at all three types of mangrove forests growing in brackish lakes like this one and on Florida’s coasts. The walk here also presents a rare opportunity to see the almost extinct American crocodile.

Mangroves are a vital part of the Everglades ecosystem. They are nurseries for shrimp, crabs, lobsters, and small fish: The tight mangrove roots make wonderful hiding places to protect the tiny marine life from predators. Mosquitoes and mangroves go hand in hand, so take repellent."

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Everglades National Park
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Everglades National Park
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Everglades National Park
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Nov 2018