Snake Bight Trail, Photo Gallery, Everglades National Park, Florida
Snake Bight Trail
Everglades National Park
The Snake Bight Trail leads through a tropical hardwood hammock ecosystem and ends at Snake Bight, a body of water within Florida Bay. Often mistaken for the Snake "Bite" Trail as opposed to the correctly termed Snake "Bight" Trail, the word "bight" refers to a bay within a bay, in this case, Snake Bight. This trail can be biked, hiked and offers a great launch point for canoes.
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The Snake Bight Trail is considered a backcountry trail by park officials and is maintained only by volunteers
Airplants can be found on tropical tree species along the dense jungle thicket which borders the trail. Airplants live on moisture from the air and on any water which may trickle down from its host tree. Unlike other "parasitic" plants, the airplants cause no harm to their host tree.
The Snake Bight Trails follows a canal of murky, brackish water which lets out into Snake Bight
Birders find the Snake Bight Trail particularly appealing. The trail hosts dozens of species on a regular basis, including this White Ibis
The trail ends at this long boardwalk which extends above the water during high tide. Bikes are not allowed on the boardwalk and canoeists should pay specific attention to low and high tide
Snake Bight at low tide. The Bight leads to Florida Bay and eventually out to the open sea.