West Main Trail

Florida

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West Main Trail Facts

States: Florida
Counties: Collier
Length: 3 miles
Trail end points: Janes Memorial Scenic Drive in Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve and Janes Memorial Scenic Drive in Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015502
Trail activities: Mountain Biking, Walking

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West Main Trail Description

The West Main Trail is located in Florida's Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. The "strand" is a linear swamp forest, shaped by the flow of water over millennia. The trail passes through a section of the strand's variety of habitats, including bald cypress stands, swamps, and prairies.

Look for some of the orchid (44 natives) and bromeliad species (14 natives) as you walk the trail. You may also spot wildlife such as a rare Florida panther or the more common white-tailed deer. Black bears, eastern indigo snakes, Everglades minks and diamondback terrapins also live here, as do many migrant and resident bird species.

Note that mosquitoes can be plentiful along the trail, so insect repellent as well as pants and long-sleeve shirts are recommended. Also, bring water with you as this is an out-and-back experience with no amenities along the route.

Parking and Trail Access

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is located on Janes Scenic Drive, just west of Copeland on SR 29.

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