Swamp Walks

Biologist Mike Owen at Fakahatchee Strand

Joining biologist Mike Owen for a swamp walk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

One of the wildest and most wonderful aspects to hiking in Florida is the availability of swamp walks through many habitats in Florida. These watery wades immerse you in habitats found nowhere else on earth.

We’ve had the pleasure of both hiking and leading treks through the Big Cypress Swamp, where the rain-fed swamp of crystal-clear water is a wonderland of orchids and bromeliads, and wading rugged Bradwell Bay, a wild place near Tallahassee. These hikes offer the wild side of Florida – and best to experience that with a few friends or on a guided trip when you plan your trek.

See where you can take a swamp walk