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Kind of boring

Not much to see but it's a short and easy walk. So if you really don't have much else to do, it... read more

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melissabubash
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Short, well maintained trail - good birding

Really enjoyed this short hike through the forest. Saw several different birds. Trail is well... read more

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Agoura Hills, California
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Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
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Reviewed yesterday

Not much to see but it's a short and easy walk. So if you really don't have much else to do, it only takes 30 minutes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank melissabubash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this short hike through the forest. Saw several different birds. Trail is well maintained. Beautiful forest. The Gumbo Limbo trees are pretty cool - with their peeling bark.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a paved trail through an Everglades forest. It is not long. With a sharp eye you might see a colorful tree snail. Combine this with a walk on the Anhinga walkway and boardwalk to see birds and many alligators. We saw a female...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

Very interesting hike through the hardwoods. Can see what a hurricane does to the forest and how it regenerates. Can see different plants and animals. Only takes 30 minutes, so do it when you walk the Anhinga Trail.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Was a nice trail to walk with a lot of signs telling you about the different trees and shrubs. Very informative.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barb2929
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed this trail. Its definitely worth a walk. We learned all about gumbo-limbo trees and strangler figs.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Periodic information boards throughout the trail keep you aware of what’s you are looking at and explain how the eco system works. We didn’t see any wildlife during the walk just the trees and shrubs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank oddbod1808
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We did this trail along with the Anhinga Trail, which is right next to it. The Gumbo Limbo is a short (1/3 mile) flat trail that runs between a bunch of Limbo trees. The Anhinga is much better.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Completely different from the local Anhinga trail. We weren't going to do it until Park Ranger recommended it and so glad we did. Lots of beautiful butterflies and snails.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CommuterFood
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Gumbo Limbo Trail is located in Everglades National Park next to the Royal Palm Visitor Center adjacent to Anhinga Trail. Closest city is Homestead FL. It's a self-guided, paved trail that meanders through a shaded, jungle-like hammock of gumbo limbo trees, royal palms, ferns, approximately...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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luckydog57
Georgia
Anhinga Trail Timing? (8 Replies)
Hi! I'm visiting Key Largo with my husband and two children (ages 6 and 7) at the end of March/beginning of April. We originally planned on 4 nights in Key Largo, but I'm considering dropping it to 3 nights and spending our last night in Fort Lauderdale to allow for a visit to ENP (we are flying in and out of Fort Lauderdale). Unfortunately, our flight times will not allow us for a same day stop at ENP on the way down to Key Largo (5:30 PM) or back to Fort Lauderdale (12:30 PM). Check out...More
January 19, 2015|
Response fromamy_marcomamma|
My family travels to Marco Island, the Keys, and the Everglades in the summer and winter months, usually spending time at Shark Valley and not Anhinga. Since you haven't had anyone respond yet, I will give you some advice, but keep in mind it is not with first hand knowledge of that specific time of year. South Florida can get VERY hot during the day, sometimes even during the winter. The alligators usually stay further in the water and vegetation once it gets really warm out, and you are...More
Rebecca
Which trails for one-day Everglades trip (4 Replies)
We will be going to Florida in late March / early April 2019. We have two girls, aged 5 and 7 when we go. We have one full day allotted for the Everglades, and will be staying in Miami. The rough plan is to start in the AM by driving to Shark Valley and doing a 10am tram tour, then driving down to the Ernest F Coe VC and driving west a bit to do some short trails. I have several trails on my potential list but don't have time to do them all, since they'll also want to do the Junior Ranger...More
November 10, 2018|
Response fromBruce M|
May not help but if I was given a choice of doing one or more of the trails or going to the Flamingo Visitors Center I would go to Flamingo. Every time I have gone there I have seen more birds than on the trails, I have seen crocodiles there and a couple times I have seen porpoises out in the bay from the shore. I have never seen manatees there but others have.
Sproketz
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|
Response fromSDT|
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.