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Anhinga Trail

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A half-mile boardwalk along a man-made canal with striking views.
Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this trail twice during our 3 days visiting the park. The first day it was evening and we saw a large alligator completely out of the water right by the visitor center and a couple others. The other day it was very hot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Camper56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had an hour to spend in the park and we chose to do this trail. We saw 5 alligators and several birds on this trail. The first alligator was sun bathing right at the start of the trail. It’s so neat to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank egflynn14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful boardwalk hike into the freshwater area of the Everglades. We saw a momma gator and her babies! An easy, short hike; we did it at sunset and the skies were beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Doug & Michelle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We will continue to return and enjoy this trail. The staff are knowledgeable and polite and they will manage rude people effectively.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brandydogsdad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Varied wildlife which was clearly visible. On this occasion. Our opinion one of the better parts of the park on the day. It is worth a visit if you like wildlife

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Swymgims
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

we had a couple of days visiting the Everglades (allowing us to do most of the National Park Trails in the south and the Shark Valley cycle trail). Of all of them, the Anhinga Trail was our favourite. Keep an eye out for soft shell...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank M K
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Hot, humid, and no animals! Very disappointing. Visit when cooler and dryer. If not, wear plenty of sunscreen and bring wster.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank washington1967
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Unfortunately I saw very little wildlife (2 huge grasshoppers, a butterfly and some fish) the walk was very pleasant. I'm sure that considerable rain over the last week contributed to the lack of wildlife sightings. I would definitely do this again!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kristy O
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Lucky enough to see 2 Alligators in really clear water from a close...but safe position. It can take a while to find one, they seem to camoflage themselves very well indeed. We as a family really enjoyed the trail, its clean, well maintained. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen U
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Love the Everglades!!! Will be going back again! The trail is beautiful and easy to walk. Enjoyed it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Cathy M
January 13, 2018|
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Response from jronkowski | Reviewed this property |
There is basically only one entrance to Everglades. The park is expensive ,the Anhinga trail is near the entrance near Homestead you might not want to drive further into park. The big cypress preserve has a free visitor... More
Janet D
January 26, 2017|
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Response from lizlesliephotos | Reviewed this property |
The Alligators are basking in the sun on sunny days. Overall best time to visit is February during the dry season.
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Short visit on the way to Marathon (3 Replies)
Hi, We are flying into Miami at about 2 pm, renting a car and driving to Marathon. We would like to do a quick stop and explore Anhinga Trail on the way. Do we have enough time for that if we get there around 4 pm? When does it get dark? Thank you.
December 15, 2016|
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Please help with Everglades (7 Replies)
Hi! My husband and I are flying to Miami on February 13th and plan on going to the Everglades and then driving to New Smyrna to visit relatives. I am not sure how much time to plan on staying in Everglades National Park. We get in late afternoon on Saturday, so I was thinking all day Sunday and Monday, and leaving on Tuesday morning. Is that enough time? We want to do the tram tour, Anhinga Trail, and an airboat ride. Is two days enough? Also I am so confused about where to stay. I would like...More
February 05, 2016|
Response fromrere878|
Sorry to be asking another question. I I found a hotel called Fairway Inn Florida City. They told me they were about 1/2 hour from the main entrance to the park, but they were over an hour to Shark Valley. Are there any accommodations that would be in between the main entrance (Ernest F. Coe) and Shark Valley? I hope this isn't a really stupid question. Thanks!!
Santa Cruz, California
Keys & Everglades: Is March/April a Good Time for Both? (18 Replies)
(I also posted this in the S. Florida forum, but it was suggested I post it here, as well). Trying to plan a trip to the Keys next spring (2016) with a trip before or after to explore the Everglades, but am worried about the seasonal timing. Is end of March/early April a good time for BOTH? In the Keys we want to snorkel, paddle board, kayak, and do at least a day trip hanging out in Key West & catching the sunset. (Water temps? Do Middle-Keys snorkeling tours provide wetsuits?) ...More
August 18, 2015|
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Yes,, it's a great time in both places. Warm, sunny weather, but not the oppressive heat of summer and the bugs in The Evergladeshavent gotten too bad yet. Rain is also unusual that time of year.