Midway is number 17 on the map and Shark Valley is just off the map on the right. On our way back to the campground, we would hang a left onto the Loop Road Drive and travel to #14-Monroe Station before turning right on the Tamiami Trail (Rt.41) and returning to Midway Campground.
Walking the Shark Valley Trail is a very different experience, especially during Alligator mating season!!! We got out on the trail before anyone else. Today, there were no crowds and the birds and alligators were everywhere. We saw a couple alligators fighting some turf wars. They do get pretty aggressive during mating season. We saw one alligator along the trail bellowing to attract a mate or deter his rivals!?!?! For the most part, we felt safe walking as we could see where all the animals were. However, when we rounded a bend in an area that has thick vegetation along the trail, we were both startled by a VERY LOUD BELLOW right next to us:o((( We were about two miles down the trail... we promptly did an about face and quickly headed back in the direction we had come from!!!