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“Trees for Pitch, Gumbo Soup, Meds & Beauty” 4 of 5 stars
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Gumbo Limbo Trail
Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
305-242-7700
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Owner description: Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
Clinton, Washington
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“Trees for Pitch, Gumbo Soup, Meds & Beauty”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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“Pretty first glimpses”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Nice stroll”
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.

Visited February 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Easy quick shady walk”
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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“A nice walk through the woods”
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.

Visited December 2013
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