Trip report

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail

Hiking/Walk DATE: 10/22/2016 - 10/22/2016

Trip/Event Location: Pahokee Marina**D** start point, FL

Trip Leader(s):

Max # People: 10

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate


This will be a leisurely lollygag along the shores of Lake Okeechobee. From **Pahokee Marina** north. Then

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

I95 to EXIT 68 (80/441) WEST to Belle Glade Road (441) NORTH then becomes E. 7th Street (717) WEST then becomes S. Lake Avenue NORTH to shore of Lake Okeechobee - should be signs to Pahokee Marina & Campground / Pahokee State Park. Look for the Florida Trail signposts.

May be able to arrange carpooling from Oakland Park - Wilton Manors.

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

with… Derek… Dennis… Carlos… & John. Of course I was outnumbered by three Bostonians to one Philly boy (me). Dennis is actually a Florida native who has lived in Boston.

Lake Okeechobee is a small ocean. Waves were 1+ ft & breaking all day. Winds were 20+ mph. Perfect cloudless day in 70's. Even saw the local 3 or 5K run winner posing for selfies. So we get to hear the gentle waves crashing throughout the morning. Very peaceful.

Lot's of wildlife. Egrets. Osprey. Cranes. 1 Alligator. Sugar Field fires. Palm Beach canal. 15 ft. on lake side. 7-9 ft. on land side. Draining slowly into SW Florida Water Management canal system. The canal winds through Carlos' residential neighborhood some 30 miles away. We thought of tubing back. :)

We opted to go the full 3.5 miles (7m RT). Did not see any of the Army Corp reconstruction. The local marina restaurant was closed & we headed back after about a 3h leisurely walk.

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Thanks John for organizing this wonderful trip, and for the opportunity to meet up with Dennis and reminisce about good ole Chiltern Mtn. Club with Derek. - JPHiker

Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Lake Worth Beach, FL

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

Morgantown, WV

United States
sustaining member

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Ft Lauderdale, -

United States
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