Map of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail


Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Florida map area

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail


110 miles


paved / unpaved


Okeechobee, Taylor Creek, Belle Glade, Clewiston, Moore Haven, Buckhead Ridge


views of the lake, native birds and animals, boats on the water, canal locks


Regional Trails

The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail is a paved and unpaved pathway that encircles Lake Okeechobie in Southern Florida. The lake is located to the west of West Palm Beach. The trail around the lake has paved and unpaved sections. The route is located along the dam and is higher than the surrounding area allowing for views across the large lake. There are picnic areas and camping at the lake and a number of small communities with restaurants and other attractions. The trail takes you past the many locks that control water flow into the lake.

Lake Okeechobee is a 451,000 acre lake that connects to Caloosahatchee River that leads to Fort Meyers on the Gulf Coast and the St. Lucie Canal that leads to Stuart on the Atlantic Coast. The trail around the lake provides an opportunity to view the native birds and wildlife of Southern Florida as well as the local aquatic plant life.

The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail is a section of the Florida Trail, also known as the Florida National Scenic Trail.


The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail is open year round for bike riding and walking and some areas allow horseback riding. There is no fee for use of the trail. The route is completely flat. Portions of the trail are paved with asphalt, other portions have a wide graded surface and some sections have a two track gravel roadway.

There are a number of access points along the route at the local communities and from roads along the waterways leading into the lake.


The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail goes past a number of the small communities around the large lake, including: Taylor Creek, Canal Point, Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay, Lake Harbor, Clewiston, Moore Haven and Buckhead Ridge.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail in Southern Florida