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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, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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20 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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220 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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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Huntington Beach, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

if you have done the Anhinga Trail - then you must take this shorter one too -- even just for the shade - we were the only other couple on the trail and took us about 30 minutes.. learn about 'relief rocks' and gumbo limbo tress --- level and shaded...

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Pretoria
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a very short trail. It is an easy stroll with interesting information along the route. Plenty fascinating plant life and offers a cool escape from the sun. Pairs well with Anhinga Trail.

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Clinton, Washington
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105 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This trail leads past slick-barked unique red gumbo limbo trees. We appreciated how quickly the jungle-like surroundings regenerated themselves after Hurricane Andrew's 175 mph winds devastated the area only about 20 years ago. Didn't know we had such jungle in the USA.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A pretty trail to get exposed to vegetation that will be seen from afar in other areas of the park. Will have context for the gumbo limbo tree as it is discussed by Rangers/other signage.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Very short stroll through woods. Nothing much to commend it except some lovely large trees and the fact that it can easily be added to the better (but also short) Anhinga Trail.

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