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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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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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296 helpful votes 296 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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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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51 helpful votes 51 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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135 helpful votes 135 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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174 helpful votes 174 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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