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Loop Road

Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Ochopee, FL 34141-2083
+1 239-695-1201
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“shark valley” (15 reviews)
“big cypress” (16 reviews)
Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Ochopee, FL 34141-2083
+1 239-695-1201
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

It's a must see while your down here...You need to stop in and say high to lucky cole. Great photo's nice guy. So many things to see down here even though it's in the middle of no where...

Thank Minnie C
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

First, the area's mosquitoes are not kind to tourists in July. The drive may look dismal to some, yet the region had adapted to changed waterways and survived many storms.

Thank CindyCookRN
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The Park Information staff advise this trip, and tell you not to give up on the dirt roads as it will be worth the trek....well, never having seen alligators in the wild, and so many exotic birds, this turned out to be a real highlight...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This is a 12-mile back road that goes through Big Cypress National Preserve. More than half of it is graded gravel and it's very slow going about an hour -- you definitely can't be in a hurry! Most of the route is flanked by a...More

1  Thank myfloridalife
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

We had been out to Loop Road three years ago when there was more water. On our first part of the drive (entering from the west) we thought we would not be seeing any wildlife because of the drought conditions. We were wrong! Once we...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

We drove the loop knowing that it was going to be dusty and pretty dry. There are still some places with a little water left and that's where you'll see plenty of gators and water birds and fish. We saw large numbers of hawks,vultures,ibis,wood storks,...More

Thank rjclw
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Due to the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to skip Shark Valley in the National Park and take the loop road instead. Now I can't comment on Shark Valley, but since we mainly wanted to see alligators, I doubt that it can be much better...More

1  Thank Hannes M
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Lots to see on this road gators, otters, wading and woodland birds. It took us over 2 hrs to go through the 24 miles. we lost count on the number of gators.

Thank whalewatcher09
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Who said nothing good in life is free? We had a great time driving this road just off of Highway 41 west of Miami. We love to see wildlife and we saw plenty in the way of alligators, birds and many bromeliads growing on the...More

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed April 27, 2017

The loop trail should only be attempt in a SUV or truck. The gravel road, single lane, is graded, meaning a tractor has been used in various places and the indentations from the tracks create a VERY bumpy ride in a car. We were is...More

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May 16, 2017|
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Response from jdone | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a public (county?) maintained gravel road although it does get pretty dusty if vehicle are driving fast. You can find it on google maps and I would recommend going in the East end just west of Shark Valley... More
May 17, 2016|
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Response from ursalilah | Reviewed this property |
Was just there a few weeks back and rode the whole thing. No closures anywhere that I saw.
January 25, 2016|
Response from Truckie351 | Reviewed this property |
Go north on Rte. 29 and then east on Rte. 41 (Tamiami Trail) turn right at Monroe Station sign.