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Address: Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 305-242-7700
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Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.

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Short and OK

This is nearby the Royal Palm visitor Center. A short trail with nature plants, and nothing very very surprise about it. You can finish it in half a hour. However, you need to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
YANJUN L
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New Jersey

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New Jersey
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is nearby the Royal Palm visitor Center. A short trail with nature plants, and nothing very very surprise about it. You can finish it in half a hour. However, you need to have Anti-Mosquito stuff, which can be purchased for $9 in the Royal Palm visitor center.

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Thank YANJUN L
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gumbo-limbo is a tall red barked tree. You see them in a few places in the keys. This was a short trail that winds through the hardwood hammock. It's well shaded, but oh so buggy!

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Thank Pam52787
Tucson, Arizona
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312 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail is at the Royal Palm Visitor Center in Everglades National Park so you have to pay the park entrance fee to access it. It's a short, asphalt-paved trail through a swampy area where Gumbo-Limbo trees grow. Signs identify some of the native trees and plants. You get a feel for being in the natural forest without having to... More 

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Thank CrankingChick
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the trail hike, but since we went just before sunset there were a lot of bug bites. Takes about 10-15 mins to complete it. Combine with Anhinga trail.

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Thank Viji P
Santa Clarita, California
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39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It was nice to get away from the open marshes and find some shade in the trees. We walked the trail fairly quickly due to the mosquito presence. I didn't realize that Gumbo Limbo is a type of tree (thought it was just a fun name for the trail, like Anhinga) until I read the little info plaque along the... More 

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Thank uncompromisinglife
North Miami, Florida
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26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Love the Gumbo lingo trees and other vegetation on this trail. Make it part of a whole day visit to the area.

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Thank Hy L
Vero Beach, Florida
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93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a short trail that is surrounded by Gumbo Limbo trees. Its just fascinating and not to be missed.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The Gumbo Limbo trail is one of the trails from the Royal Palm centre. I didn't like it as much as the Anhinga trail, but it was pleasant apart from the mosquitos, which were very persistent.

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Thank Rick61
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A slow paced walk rhythmed by reading posts at the foot of remarkable trees makes the visitor less ignorant of the place.

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This trail is located next to the Anhinga Trail. Please notice that you will visit bug paradise. Next to a lot of mosquitos we also some deer flies. It was a hell of fight to leave this trail as we had the fight with the deer fly in the middle of the route. Nice and short walk, but the bugs... More 

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