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Gumbo Limbo Trail

Address: Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 305-242-7700
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
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ottawa
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377 reviews 377 reviews
88 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Maybe it was better before the hurricane which destroyed a lot of its jungle-like characteristics or maybe at another time of the year. Didn't even take out the camera.

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Lee, NH
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This short trail through a shady forest has lots of id tags on the tress so you know what they are. The Gumbo Limbo tree is like nothing I've ever seen. Please refrain from carving your initials on these beautiful trees. If you need immortality, just right a poem or paint a picture!

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New England
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a lovely little trail to see a very different environment than the adjacent Anhinga trail, but after that trail it seems so dull! Still you get a nice walk among the hardwoods. It can get quite buggy if it's been wet. Wildlife sightings here are sparse. I would do this after the Anhinga trail, if you have time.

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Savannah, Georgia
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was my favorite trail in the park. These trees are charming and this little trial, while crowded, really gives you a glimpse of what the area must have been like before it was developed. Very charming forest hike.

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Pinconning, Michigan
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71 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The Gumbo Limbo Trail is right next to the Anhinga Trail. The Anhinga Trail is very interesting because of all of the wildlife. The Gumbo Limbo Trail is beautiful and short, but might not be as interesting as the other. It was late December when we visited, so there weren't many orchids to see, or much else. There were a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This trail was fun to do because it differed so much from the Anhinga Trail. It is two totally different experiences. I would recommend lots of bug spray on this trail as there is little to no breeze in there.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is one of two trails accessed from the Royal Palm Visitor Center and both are definitely worth doing and very different. This one will take you about 30 minutes walking time and is on a hard surface, which makes it easy going and baby-buggy and wheelchair friendly. There are many signs along the trail explaining what to look for... More 

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Leefdaal, Belgium
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Nice little walk, where you can see what hurricane Andrew has done in 1992 and how nature perfectly recovers.

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Herts
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The trail is about half a mike long and there are many signs along the way which indicate points of interest. It is in the shade, which is welcome, but it's full of mosquitos and other biting insects. In spite of being liberally covered in mosquito repellant, I was covered in them and bitten by them.

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Bowie, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had some time at the end of our visit to walk this trail and I was sure glad we did. It was so enjoyable. I loved seeing the gumbo-limbo trees. It's an easy, paved walk, fairly short in length.

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