Our 2018 update of the state of the Florida Trail around Lake Okeechobee. Thru-hikers should continue to use Okeechobee West as their route around the lake. We provide full details on why.
Hiking, biking, camping, and other outdoor recreation near the town of South Bay, which anchors the southern tip of Lake Okeechobee. It is a rural community of farm workers who mainly work in the surrounding sugar cane and vegetable fields.
Nine days, 109 miles: that’s the circuit around Lake Okeechobee to complete a walk around the second largest lake inside American borders on the Big O Hike.
One of the most accessible segments of the Big O – paralleling US 27 between Clewiston and South Bay – provides some of the best views of Lake Okeechobee from the dike.
112.8 miles. Looping around one of America’s largest lakes, the Okeechobee section of the Florida Trail provides panoramic views from atop the Herbert Hoover Dike.
An overlay on the Florida Trail around Lake Okeechobee, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail provides a mostly paved cycling and walking route around the second largest lake entirely within the borders of the United States.