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Shark Valley, Everglades National Park

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Valley Biking Trail
Shark Valley offers an opportunity to explore America's marshlands using a paved road, a limestone trail, and a boardwalk. Take a self-guided tour through the sawgrass slough and tropical hardwood forests. As a part of Everglades National Park, the 24 km (15 mi) trail winds through alligator territory and is also home to turtles, deer, and other wildlife. Halfway along the path, climb the observation tower to view the valley's panorama. You'll find bicycles for rent and tram tours available at the site as well. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Everglades National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shark Valley and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Wanna see Gators really close up? Wanna get a feel for the Everglades...while walking or biking around (no boat needed). Then Shark Valley is your choice. Conveniently located at the old alligator hig...  more »
  • Lovely bike, 24 km flat walk, we have had the chance to see 2 alligators a few birds, priori too hot to do but it remains expensive $ 25 entry and $9 / hour for a bike
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  • Heard great things about the Shark Valley Bike trail so me and some friends decided to rent some bikes and hit the trail (end of July). Be warned, the bike trail is flat, no shade and very long. It wa...  more »

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Where to stay in Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park runs two full-service campgrounds inside its boundaries: Long Pine Key and Flamingo. The former operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and the latter accepts reservations. If you prefer bunking down on a mattress, Homestead and Florida City are your most convenient options. These two towns sit adjacent to one another about 16 km (10 mi) from the park's main entrance, and in them you'll find numerous economy chain motels. North of the park, the Miccosukee Reservation features a hotel and casino. If you're traveling Florida's western coast, Everglades City offers a few rustic inns, lodges, and economy motels.
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