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Hiking Trails

31 hike-able miles of the trail are found within the confines of the Big Cypress National Preserve. Hikers planning to make their way along the whole stretch should be prepared for a challenge. This is one of the most isolated outdoor experiences in the country. But for this reason, the trek is particularly rewarding. The trail crosses through a patchwork of ecosystems, including swamplands; pineland and hardwood hammock stands; bamboo slough and of course, cypress. Throughout the trail, you're likely to encounter a remarkable array of wildlife, from bobcats and wild hogs to endangered Big Cypress fox squirrel and the “snakebird” or anhinga, so named for its habit of submerging its body in the shallow waters while on the hunt, leaving only its head and neck visible...read more »

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