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“Not worth it at low tide”
Review of Snake Bight

Snake Bight
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Owner description: Area to canoe and view the plant and animal life.
San Francisco, CA
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265 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Not worth it at low tide”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We had wanted to hike the Christian Point Trail but were told by the rangers that it was muddy in places and to try the Snake Bight Trail, which we did. It was quite cool and there were no mosquitoes in early March. The walk follows an old overgrown canal down to the Bight. It is 1.8 miles one way, long and straight and boring except for the zebra butterflies. We arrived at the Bight at low tide so no birds to see. Not worth the walk unless you arrive at high tide when there are supposed to be lots of birds to see. You can see the butterflies, the canal, mangroves and vegetation in the first 100 yards and skip the rest unless it is high tide.

Visited March 2013
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English first
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good sight at end of trail, but boring to get there.”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

It may have been the time we went in February but didn't see much beyond a few birds here and there. The trail itself is a straight path to a small overlook that is blocked by vegetation. I suppose they didn't build the trail out past the vegetation for a specific reason but we did find this trail quite boring. A lovely view at the end of the trail but worth the 1 1/2 walking, 45 minutes each way, we wouldn't do it again. Like I said the trail is about 45 minutes of walking in the bush on a man made well trodden path but once you get to the end you have to travel the exact same path back, in the same straight line. Our 10 year old boy was quite bored and to be honest so were the both of us. We are complete nature and outdoorsy but this path just didn't make it to our top 10 list.

Visited February 2013
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Take you bug spray”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

This another great place to see so much just remember to take your bug spray. Many birds and flowers and interesting plants.

Visited December 2012
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“See as much as you can!”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

My husband two children and I walked Snake Bight Trail just before dusk hoping to glimpse a snake and we sure did! It was almost more than we bargained for. The trail was surrounded in stunning vegetation, flanked by a stream that followed the wide dirt path for it's length and constantly dotted with butterflies. There was were no visitors to share the path besides ourselves as we toured. It was like the Garden of Eden, serpent and all considering we came across a cotton mouth coiled right on the edge of the path. My husband saw it a good 10 feet in advance, otherwise it might have posed a serious danger. Keep your eyes open, because this is a beautiful place to see!

Visited March 2012
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Beautiful Jersey shore
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150 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Mosquitos - 'nuf said”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

We sprayed down with repellent at the suggestion of our field guide. even bathed in bug juice, we were both covered with mosquitos less than 50 yards down the trail. By 150 yards we realized we wouldn't make the 1/8 mile ONE WAY trip, so we abandoned our walk and RAN back to the car. This was our 2nd attempt here - we won't try again.

Visited March 2012
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