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Service Road West

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 3.0 (1)

Straight, flat, kinda scenic, packed, sand/gravel trail that eventually dead-ends.


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1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Doubletrack

80' 25 m

High

78' 24 m

Low

2' 1 m

Up

4' 1 m

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The park technically closes at dusk and reopens at dawn every day.

Need to Know

No parking fees. No restroom access. The trail runs both ways and is multi-use.

This is a preserve, so do NOT harass or harm any animals you encounter (including snakes).

Description

A flat and straight, raised trail through the wetlands that eventually dead-ends at a flooded section at the end. During summer, this trail frequently becomes muddy and is usually more overgrown than Service Road East, which connects at the start.

This is a two-way trail that is also frequented by hikers, runners, people fishing, and people walking dogs (on leash only).

Snakes, including cottonmouths, frequently bask on this trail especially during the warm months. You may also encounter other wildlife, so keep an eye out so as not to collide with any.

There is no parking lot at this entrance, so you basically have to park on the side of the road near the entrance. The preserve is open from sunrise to sunset. This land is owned and managed by South Florida Water Management District.

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Shared By:

David Phillips

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one of many cottonmouths and other snakes that bask on this trail
Dec 4, 2018 near William…, FL

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