Fakahatchee Strand Preserve

Naples, Florida

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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 typical swamp creatures- gators, snakes, coons, and such- you may also be one of the last to ever see one of the 30 to 50 remaining Florida panthers in their native habitat. And, of course, you'll see the big cypress trees for which the preserve is named. Although they are impressive, they are just slightly half the age of the 800-year-old giants that were trammed out of here by the Tidewater Cypress Company.

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve Professional Review and Guide

"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 typical swamp creatures- gators, snakes, coons, and such- you may also be one of the last to ever see one of the 30 to 50 remaining Florida panthers in their native habitat. And, of course, you'll see the big cypress trees for which the preserve is named. Although they are impressive, they are just slightly half the age of the 800-year-old giants that were trammed out of here by the Tidewater Cypress Company."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Naples
Distance: 30
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Big Cypress National Preserve

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve Reviews

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2/17/2008
Janes Scenic Drive is an open road and not restricted to just bikes. We drove it for about 15 miles and all the same. About 6-7 mile from where the lime stone rad begins there is a Pparking area" and a locked gate on the right. It is a bikeable double track. Two miles in there is a cabin with a dock that goes out into a small lake. We saw 17 alligators there. WoW!
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