Making the trip from the entrance of ENP driving all the way to Flamingo in Monroe county we hit every trail we could. Most of the trails were in the sun, so be sure to bring some sunscreen. The shaded trails proved to be the worst for mosquitoes, and after a few minutes on something as simple as the Gumbo Limbo Trail, jogging was the best option to escape the little flying blood suckers. You may as well leave the bug spray at home because I think that the mosquito buzzing...is just them laughing at you for trying. So unless you want to wear a full bug protection suit I would highly advise to avoid any shaded trails.
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There is virtually no challenge to any of the trails in the everglades, everything is flat! The only issue is that the trails may test your stamina when it comes to the heat or test your patience when it comes to the buzzing blood sucking mosquitoes.