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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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Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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166 helpful votes 166 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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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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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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