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Address: Ernest Coe Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 3052427700
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Area of dense jungle-like plant life.

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Excellent island hike

Boardwalk through a rainforest-like ecosystem. Easy, dry walk but potential for bugs. Worth a stop off the main road.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Drew V
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Lansing, Michigan

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Photographers paradise, what great way to discover the everglades come and see real wildlife in real habitats visit every year for the last 25 years never get fed up with this wonderful place.

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Thank Wesley N
Blackwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to stop and take a stroll through the trees. Be sure to bring bug spray! We saw lots of lizards and wildlife.

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Thank JerseyOrganic
Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boardwalk through a rainforest-like ecosystem. Easy, dry walk but potential for bugs. Worth a stop off the main road.

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Thank Drew V
Tucson, Arizona
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a 1/2 mile boardwalk trail through a mahogany tree hammock inside Everglades National Park (have to pay park entrance fees to access it). Home of the largest mahogany tree in the U.S. It is located on the main park road about halfway between the entrance and Flamingo, and the trailhead is well-signed. The boardwalk is mostly level and... More 

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1 Thank CrankingChick
West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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292 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice stop midway on the main access road. Easy parking. Nice 0.4 mile boardwalk across sawgrass and around the hammock. Good signage. Very cool to see the mahogany trees, much larger and taller than others in the park. Dense foliage. We saw a large owl that sat by for many photos. There was a slight breeze, so we had... More 

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Thank archman8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Can be done in 20minutes or stay longer enjoying the details. Winter will generally attract wildlife due to the dry season and migrations of wildlife. But this year it's rained a lot so the animals were spread out

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Thank Alexis N
St. Louis
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were driving from the entrance at Ernest Coe Visitor Center to the Flamingo Visitor Center which is about 38 miles. The Mahogany Hammock is about half the distance. It was a nice short walk and a great way to stretch our legs. There was a boardwalk for the entire distance and a nice level parking lot.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a good hike that won't take long in and out. The boardwalk takes you to an elevated overlook in the trees. We saw a lot of fish, birds and plants of course. No gators seen here, the water is not deep enough. But, it is nice in the shade on a hot day. The guide map said 20... More 

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Thank M R
Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It should be a nice and easy walk inside the forest. But we started to run soon after we entered it since we were chased by hundreds of mosquitos. Try to be mosquitos-proof before your trip.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The mahogany hammock is a short walk from the parking area and it is so unique. It does not take a lot of time or effort. There is a boardwalk around the hammock and it is a natural marvel.

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