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Address: Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 305-242-7700
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
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A Peaceful Forest

Lovely walk through the quiet forest ( nobody else on the trail ) so really tranquil visit. It seems as though everyone walks the Anhinga and misses this one out. No sign of any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Beverley R
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were warned for musquitos, but that was no problem at all. Trail itself is short and not very interesting. For experienced hikers it's quite boring, I guess. Only if you are really interested in flowers and trees we can recommand this trail.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special about this trail, just a nice little walk through the woods. It was paved which is a plus. My 7 year old and especially my 3 year old really seemed to love this one.

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Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was a nice stroll through the woods to do after you visit the Anhinga Trail. This path is your regular nature path on dirt. Watch where you step, so you do not trip.

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Elkins Park, PA
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Gumbo Limbo tree's vascular system is close to its surface so it is cool to the touch - about 10 degrees cooler than the air. On a hot day you can put your forehead against the trunk and cool off a bit. The loop trail is thick with vegetation, shady and beautiful. you'll also see a lot of little... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lovely walk through the quiet forest ( nobody else on the trail ) so really tranquil visit. It seems as though everyone walks the Anhinga and misses this one out. No sign of any wildlife but lots of strange noises certainly indicated there was indeed loads hiding.

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After the wonderful Anhinga Trail, this trail was just OK. I had never seen a Gumbo Limbo tree before and wonder how it was ever used to make the original gumbo stews.

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Germantown, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Very different from the Ahinga, shady, cooler and quieter. A peaceful, short walk alone with nature.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

From a wildlife photographer's perspective: Not much wildlife here too. Was looking for tree snails but didn't find it. It is a cool place to walk though - very dense. If you spend time, you could some forest shoot possible but I didn't have time.

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Goldau, Switzerland
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93 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Gumbo Limbo was originally a hospital for sick and hurt turtles. There are tanks with different water animals (sharks, turtles, stingrays and coral fish. There is also a butterfly garden where we saw different kinds of butterfly. We liked it very much. After this we did the walk around a hammock and visited the overview tower. There is no entrance... More 

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ottawa
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378 reviews 378 reviews
89 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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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