Pinelands Long Loop

Florida City, Florida 33034

Pinelands Long Loop

Pinelands Long Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"As on the shorter Pinelands Short Loop Trail, you’re entering one of Florida’s rarest habitats, with a far more extensive look of the pine rocklands characterized by Dade County slash pine and limestone karst formations. The trees you see today were pruned (another way of saying they were snapped like matchsticks) by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

It will be decades before the forest fully recovers, but there’s also something to be said for a more open area that allows the sunlight to illuminate the trail. Unsightly as the fallen trees may seem—they are increasingly less prominent in the landscape as new growth takes over—this is part of the natural cycle."

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Trail Information

Florida City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3.5 hours
December to March is best
Everglades National Park
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