The Southern Glades Trail lies on the outskirts of the city of Homestead, on Florida's southern tip, and along the eastern border of Everglades National Park. For 13 miles, it follows the C-111 canal through a quiet, state-owned wildlife area down to Manatee Bay. Along the way, you're likely to spot deer, alligators, snakes, and many kinds of birds.
As the trail has a rough gravel surface, mountain bikes or hybrids are recommended. Horses are also allowed. Note that you won't find restrooms or water along the way, so come prepared for your journey.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at the trail's northern trailhead, where the C-111 canal meets State Road 9336 (Ingraham Highway).