Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Trails

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Trail Distance: 1 mile
Time Estimate: 20 min
Elevation Gain: 10 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
The dog-friendly Kendall Indian Hammock Park stretches from SW 79th Street to SW 80th Terrace, and between SW 107th and 112th Avenues, and features a tropical paradise within the city.

The paved and dirt trails within the park comprise of a main loop that features many intersecting paths, and take you and your fur-baby through and around 4 ballfields before branching off through the forest. Trails pass beneath a dense and shady canopy of trees, mostly tropical hardwoods, that form a safe environment for the many migrant birds that winter here, including warblers and orioles. The canopy and thick foliage below give a feeling of walking through a jungle that is very far away from the bustling Kendall area of Miami.

For human recreation, the park features ball fields, soccer fields, and a large playground under the trees' shade. There are also 2 pupular disc golf ranges. While the family is taking advantage of these activities, take a stroll with the pooch throughout this bucolic and intriguing park. A trash and recycling area that lies beside the path's northwest corner and an old "Potter's Field," still in use for the burial of Miami's indigent people, provide distractions from the intense natural feel of the park's trails. Some find them offensive or creepy, and if you feel the same, be sure to enter the park at the east entrance to largely avoid them.

Birding is a furvorite activity for hikers at Kendall Indian Hammocks as the park's thick tree roof offers views of countless birds nesting and flitting from branch to branch. The paths feature chunks of limestone here and there, so watch your step! Fallen trees can be obstructions, but children and doggos especially love to climb on and under them before proceeding. Bring any necessities for a pawsome afternoon, including water and clean-up bags.

While this is not a well-known park beyond the confines of Kendall, the locals know it well and rely on it for relief from Miami's broiling summer sun and a safe place to walk their fur-buddies. If you're a resident or visiting near this neighborhood, stop in and see why!

Trail Features
Forest, Urban
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers
Cautions & Considerations
Lots of poison ivy grows in the undergrowth. Stay to the trail and wear protective clothing.  Also be sure to bring insect repellant.
Address
11395 SW 79 St
Miami, FL 33173
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 7:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 7:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 7:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 7:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
11395 SW 79 St
Miami, FL 33173
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 7:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 7:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 7:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 7:00 AM - Sunset