Swamp walks take a certain mindset and a bit of bravery, especially in the Everglades and Big Cypress, where invasive snake species like Burmese pythons and anacondas are lurking, and Florida panthers roam the landscape. It’s best to tackle swamp walks with a group, a friend, or on a guided hike. You WILL get wet on these hikes unless Florida is having a serious drought, in which case these habitats are prone to catching on fire from lightning strikes. It’s always worth checking with the land manager or local hikers for current conditions when you plan to do a swamp walk.
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We’ve been writing Florida hiking books since 2001. These are our newest, published over the past five years.
Florida's Best Swamp Walks
A selection of what we consider the most beautiful swampy hikes in Florida. Not all of these are continuously swampy along their length, but you will have plenty of swamp to deal with.