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Everglades Trails, Leader's Choice- 5 mile moderate walk/hike.

  • Dec 28, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Limited to 30 participants. A moderate combination walk/hike over some of my favorite trails in the Everglades totaling approximately 6.5 miles. If you have not been to this area of the park you are in for a BIG surprise. It's well worth the trip. Bring Lunch and at least 1 quart of water. We will eat on picnic benches after the hike. Restrooms will be available.

We'll meet at the Coe Visitor Center to gather ourselves and drive to the following trails which are close to the Center:

Pa-hay-okee Overlook- The Pa-hay-okee Overlook Trail is a short interpretive loop trail which showcases the vast saw grass prairie of the Everglades. Pa-hay-okee is actually a Seminole phrase which means "grassy waters". This terrain has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of years and was home to native tribes including the Calusa and Miccosukee Indians.

Anhinga Trail- This self-guiding trail winds through a sawgrass marsh, where you may see alligators, turtles, anhingas, herons, egrets, and many other birds, especially during the winter. This is one the most popular trails in the park because of its abundance of wildlife.












Long Pine Key Trails- Connecting trails through pinelands run 7 miles (11 km) west from the Long Pine Key campground to the Pine Glades Lake along the main park road.  We'll hike about 5 miles on this trail.

This will be a guaranteed interesting day. After our series of hikes, those who are interested may join me at Robert Is Here farm stand for some scrumptious shakes, exotic fruits and boiled peanuts (a gourmet delight).

I'm keeping our number down to 30 participants. My cell is[masked]-2222. Carpools are encouraged. Be safe and know who you are riding with.


Driving Directions: 

Take the Florida Turnpike to the end which is Florida City. Merge with Route 1 SOUTH (Dixie Highway) for one block. Right turn onto E. Palm which is State Route 9336. Continue on Route 9336 which makes 2 turns, one left turn at Robert's Farm and one right turn shortly thereafter. Just follow the brown signs to Everglades Park and drive about 10 minutes to the Welcome Center. Wait there.

There is an admission fee to the park. If you have a senior federal park pass ($10. per year) there is no additional admission.


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  • Pamster

    great time & perfect weather - the overcast sky kept the heat down, mosquitos were minimal

    December 29, 2013

  • yvonne G

    Great hike today and great people. Thanks Steve, Jimmy and Glen. Happy New Year all!
    Y

    December 28, 2013

  • Steve

    I enjoyed hiking with the group today. Thank you all for your company.

    December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to Steve, Jimmy and Glen for putting together such a nice hike. It was my first one ; hopefully won't be the last/ Nice chatting with some of you. See you again soon!!

    December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Steve, Jimmy, and Glen. I really enjoyed myself.

    December 28, 2013

  • Charlie

    I really had a wonderful time, this being my first hike. Everyone is so nice. Thank you all, I had a great time and really enjoyed the hike. .

    December 28, 2013

  • Taylor

    Schedule changed at the last moment by our produce manager Tony.

    December 27, 2013

  • Jimmy

    Carpooling please call Jimmy[masked]

    December 27, 2013

  • Barry

    is there anyone that I can carpool with?

    I am newish to the area and i am staying in the Boynton Beach area and I will share costs.
    [masked]

    December 27, 2013

  • Graham M.

    Hi Illleana , leaving from Hollywood , see below

    December 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Graham, I'm going out of town and will not attend the hike. Thank you for offering.

      December 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, thank you. Is my good friend going to be with us?

    December 20, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    Sounds good. My number is[masked]

    December 10, 2013

  • Graham M.

    Sandra, we can meet at the Publix on Sheridan St. One mile west of I-95 at 8am. phone no. [masked]

    December 10, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    Graham. Great. I can drive to Hollywood. Where would you like me to meet you. I live near I-595 and I-95 but can meet you anywhere.

    December 9, 2013

  • Graham M.

    I will drive. I live in hollywood

    December 9, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    Is anyone interested in carpooling. I prefer not to drive but am willing to share the cost of gas.

    December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think you mean "Robert is Here" fruit stand. All the clerks have to be able to add numbers on a piece of paper using their head, no calculators. Very cool old school.

    November 5, 2013

    • Steve

      Thanks ! I made the correction from Rick to Robert.

      November 5, 2013

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