Hell's Bay Canoe Trail
The Hell's Bay Canoe Trail runs through a complex mangrove ecosystem in the Everglades. So named because it was once considered “hell to get into, hell to get out of,” the trail takes paddlers through several small ponds and bays. It also passes two backcountry chickees and a ground site; camping is allowed with a backcountry permit. It takes approximately six to eight hours to explore the entire trail, which runs 5.5 miles one way. Parts of the trail can be buggy, so insect repellent is recommended in addition to sunscreen and water.
Water levels fluctuate between February and May, which can greatly affect trail conditions; check with a ranger before visiting during this time.
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