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Address: Main Park Road, Everglades National Park, FL
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Boardwalk trail through the "watery grass".

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Short Boardwalk Hike with Good Views

Pa-hay-okee Trail is a quarter-mile boardwalk that leads to an elevated observation deck to view the marl prairie and Shark River Slough. This is the same Shark River as Shark... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk is on a board walk above the sawgrass and water. The overlook gives you a sense of how big the "River of Grass" is. We were there on a beautiful sunny day.

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McLean, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from the Royal Palm to this site as it was another trail further into the park. It offers a different view of the plant and wildlife of the park than the Anhinga or Gumbo Limbo trails, but if you want to see those difference, then a stop at this spot is certainly in order. We say school groups... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for panoramic views of the Everglades, this is the place. Very short walk with nice elevated walkway.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the stop on the way to Flamingo. Very scenic. Another perspective of the Everglades. Take water and a camera. Enjoy!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Pa-hay-okee Trail is a quarter-mile boardwalk that leads to an elevated observation deck to view the marl prairie and Shark River Slough. This is the same Shark River as Shark Valley to the north; the lookout tower is about 15 miles north from this point. Pa-hay-okee is a Seminole word for "grassy waters", an appropriate name for the views. Alligators,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The trail is a must do part of any visit to the Park. The boardwalk provides great access to the fresh water marsh. lots of birds and alligators. Be sure to walk all the way around and take your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This trail is short, but sweet. You get to see the glades for miles. There is a viewing deck that is elevated to get a good view. There is also a flat deck that lets you see the prairie from a closer view. This trail only took about 15 minutes.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here but didn't see any wildlife on the boardwalk except for one egret. It was more scenic driving along the road to the center to see egrets and herons in the cypress trees. Might be more birds there during other times, so will stop again next time we go through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Among all other places in this park, this place is one of my favorites. Very nice to walk and see the view. Good place to enjoy.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a short walk but has a nice overlook of the slough, or sea of grass. Many lizards and birds and you get an overlook from higher up of the slough then get to walk right over it. It is a boardwalk and handicapped accessible on one approach to the overlook.

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