Shark Valley Lookout Tower Loop via Shark Valley Loop Road

4 reviews #3 hike out of 3 in
14.7 mi
9 hrs 11 min
24 ft
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This is a easy loop trail to Shark Valley Lookout Tower in Everglades National Park.

Getting Started

Park in the parking lot near the visitor center. It fills up on busy days, but you can park along Highway 41. Start traveling south on the western trailhead.

Taking Children

This is a flat paved road. It’s good for children if they can handle the distance.

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    4 months, 2 weeks ago
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    We counted 74 alligators on the trail. I recommend you start on the west side and come back the east side. The observation tower is interesting looking, but the water fountain wasn’t working. Consider asking before you start. It took our family of 6 (kids 9, 7, 6, and 3) about 2.5 hours to make the loop.
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    1 year, 9 months ago
    Rented bicycles and rode around the trail in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Saw probably over 40 gators and tons of birds, especially on the west side.
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