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Short and lush

Gumbo Limbo Trail is located in Everglades National Park next to the Royal Palm Visitor Center... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Michele c
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Nice Forray into the 'Jungle'

The Gumbo LImbo Trail is soooooooooooo different from the nearby Anhinga Trail. Where the Anhinga... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
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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
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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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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The Gumbo LImbo Trail is soooooooooooo different from the nearby Anhinga Trail. Where the Anhinga Trail traverses over the swamp with lots of water and grasses, the Gumbo Limbo Trail is a retreat into a jungle. There are trees, bushes, vines all over the place....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed March 19, 2018

The Gumbo Limbo Trail is off the Royal Palm visitors center near the entrance to the Everglades National Park. It is a loop of less than 1/2 mile through an historic “hammock” of hardwood trees & dense growth - including the large red bark Gumbo...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank riny
Reviewed March 17, 2018

We learned a lot reading the signs on this informative short trail. It was easy to hike, paved and flat. I recommend reading the signs.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

This is the shorter Trail it's in the woods it is blacktop about the width of a sidewalk but there are many mosquitoes you need to spray before you go in but really nice and peaceful

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

The Gumbo Limbo trail is adjacent to the Royal Palm Visitor Center and the Anhinga Trail. The entrance to the trail is right at the beginning of the Anhinga Trail walkway. This paved walkway wanders through a dense area of trees, so you get the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Jim D
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Really nice trail in authentic old Florida. Really scary at night, it's so dark but fun as long as you have a flashlight.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank natzeli m
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We did the Anhinga Trail (also at the Royal Palm Visitor Center) early in the morning, then drove all the way in and backtracked through the other stops, returning here for this trail in the mid-afternoon. And this trail was like a jungle, very much...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank SCDad
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Fun and unique nature! Easy to navigate asphalt trail with nicely labeled trees and occurrences. Seems like you are remote yet not a difficult hike!

Date of experience: April 2017
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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
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.
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.