Loop Trail? No
Type: Water Trail
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? $30.00
Trail visitors need to pay the park entrance fee in order to access the wilderness waterway. Visitors must apply for a backcountry permit through recreation.gov to camp on the backcountry camp sites located along the trail.
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
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Location: In Everglades National Park, connects park road to Hell’s Bay. (recertified 1992)
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The Hell's Bay Canoe Trail runs through a complex mangrove ecosystem in the Everglades. So named because it was once considered “hell to get into, hell to get out of,” the trail takes paddlers through several small ponds and bays. The trail is marked with more than 160 poles.
It also passes two backcountry chickees and a ground site; camping is allowed with a backcountry permit. It takes approximately six to eight hours to explore the entire trail, which runs 5.5 miles one way.
Before embarking, check with the park's visitor's center about trail conditions since dry conditions could affect access. The dry season is usually from February to May.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1981
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: NPS Everglades National Park
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Everglades National Park
P.O. Box 279
Homestead, FL 33030
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