Wilderness Waterway

For experienced paddlers only, the 99-mile Wilderness Waterway connects Everglades City and Flamingo and is considered the most remote and wild paddling trail in Florida for its length. Much of the route can be a confusing maze of mangrove-lined creeks and bays that can begin to look alike, so good navigational tools and skills are a must. Permits must be obtained for designated campsites and chickees. Most paddlers allow at least eight days to complete the journey. Besides the park's online wilderness trip planner, a number of guidebooks about the trail can be purchased from online retailers or from your local bookstore.

Trail Map

See where this trail will take you, start to finish.


Trail Information

Skill Level: Advanced