Discover the wildlife, plants, and ecosystem of the Big Cypress Swamp with a fun and informative hiking program! Each program is guided by a professional expert.
- Private Walking Tour
Go Hiking in the Fakahatchee Preserve
This is an interpretive hike that provides visitors with a true Florida experience. We’ll walk along a raised tram road which was once used to strip the timber from the swamp, but are now gateways for birders, naturalists and other visitors to explore the largest surviving strand forest in the United States.
This route may be wet, muddy and uneven at times, so please be prepared for the outdoors with a hat, sunglasses, lightweight long sleeve shirt and pants, as well as tight fitting shoes that you aren’t worried about getting dirty. You’ll also want to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snacks and a walking stick.
Please note that we meet at Gate 12 off of Jane’s Scenic Drive in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve (approximately 6 miles up from the start of the drive).
This is the real wilderness: please understand that there is a probability you will see wildlife, biting insects, poison ivy and by participating you understand the risk. Endurance level: Moderate Time: 120 minutes Length: 5 miles approximately.
BCI Guides reserve the right to cancel the trip due weather, safety or any other conditions without cause.