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Gumbo Limbo Trail

Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
305-242-7700
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
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Herts
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304 reviews 304 reviews
201 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
105 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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283 reviews 283 reviews
73 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

If you find yourself nearby, this is a flat easy walk. You will probably see some lizards and birds around. There also a solution hole. Restrooms nearby.

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Cary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This trail offers a nice, shaded walk through the woods with informational signs identifying the varied plant life on the trail. It is an easy walk for all ages although the trail gets narrow in parts and goes over tree roots at times.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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330 reviews 330 reviews
169 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Compared to the other places we saw in the Glades, this was anti-climatic. However, if you are hot and want to cool off outside, this is a great stroll.

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