|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – May 2000
Consider trying to spot a red-cockaded wood-pecker in Florida's Big Cypress Preserve a form of treasure hunting.
Getting There: Access the Florida Trail trailhead at the Big Cypress visitor center on US 41, about 50 miles east of Naples.
Prime Time: During nesting season from late April to early June.
Guides: A Hiking Guide to the Trails of Florida, by Elizabeth F. Carter (Menasha Ridge Press, 800-247-9437; $12.95).
Contact: Big Cypress National Preserve, (941) 695-2000.