Long Pine Key features more than 22 miles (35 km) of connecting trails, with many trails beginning at Long Pine Key Campground. The pinelands are the most diverse habitat in Everglades National Park, consisting of an open south Florida slash pine forest with an understory of saw palmetto and more than 200 species of subtropical plants.
The pinelands are also one of the last refuges for the Florida panther. While many sections of the trail system are not suitable for hiking during the summer because of excessive mosquitoes and mud, the Old Ingraham Highway is a good alternative as it offers year-round access and is ideal for extended hikes and bike trips. Be prepared, though—if you want to hike or bike the entire road, it’s a 22 mile (35 km round trip).
Tours & Tickets
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes