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“Nice Walk”
Review of Mahogany Hammock

Mahogany Hammock
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Owner description: Area of dense jungle-like plant life.
Reviewed April 17, 2012

This was a nice quick walk for my wife and me (about 15 minutes). There were no informational signs on the boardwalk and so it really just turned into a brisk walk through various vegetation of which we didn't really know much about.

While it was neat to see the different ways the trees and shrubs grew, it was nothing out of the ordinary...

Thank onebigfellah
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Once you get past the deer flies in the parking lot (run for your life), this is a lovely boardwalk trail with lots of interesting plants and birds. We saw a Barred Owl here the morning of 3/28/12, which was breathtaking.

1  Thank NJBirder
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Hello
went here after visiting The Royal Palm Centre and The amazing Anhinga Trail. The Mahogany Hammock Trail is 20 Miles from the park entrance towards Flamingo. You will see it sign posted and you follow the sign and after about 2 miles you will come to a parking area. There are no toilets here but the walk is pretty short and you will not spend too much time here.( 30 minutes maybe). The drive down here is amazing. I loved the silver trees on the sides of the road as we drove down. Fantastic atmospheric scenery. We parked up and saw the entrance to the walk. The entire walk is board walk, raised up. The walk is suitable for everyone including small kids and wheel chairs. The first part of the board walk goes out to the Island and then the rest is in a loop and you can go round either way. We did not have any problems at all with flies or mozzies during our visit in January as the air was very dry.

This walk is very easy and enjoyable. We saw benches here and there where you could take a break if need be. Mahogany Hammock is a hardwood hammock with lush plants and is a 0.5 mile round loop and it crosses the Glades and loops through subtropical trees. The walk is basically on an island and the board walk is raised above the water logged prairie . We saw many different trees during our walk. We saw Strangler Figs and Gumbo Limbo trees and palms and of course the famous Mahogany trees.This walk has the largest living Mahogany Tree left in America. The tree is 12 foot wide by 90 foot tall.

Large Mahogany trees are pretty rare as many were cut down in the 16th and 17th Centuries for ship building and furniture making. We were amazed to see plants growing on the Mahogany tree( air plants). Think they were Bromelaids or something. As we made our way round the loop we saw signs here and there describing what plants were etc. We also heard a woodpecker during our visit. This walk is good for spotting birds, but we did not see any as it was early afternoon. Birds are better spotted early morning or at dusk.

The entire walk was very pleasant and easy and relaxing and it was not very busy, just saw a handful of other people there. It felt very tropical walking through the jungle and we saw some Zebra butterflies there. The entire walk took about 30 minutes and we took our time and looked at things and stopped here and there. I really enjoyed the walk and it is well worth going to. But if you want to see animals it maybe not for you as we saw none here. This is a flora walk( plants). But as I said if you go early or late birds maybe seen. There is no fee here( you just pay the entrance fee at the park entrance of $10 per car and all walks in the park are included and the ticket lasts 7 days)

4  Thank RachNorfolk
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We decided to stop here and check out the "massive Mahogany trees". This will not compare with redwoods or Sequoias if you've seen those. It is a large (dying) tree, especially in relation to the rest of the trees in the Everglades. In fairness, it was the end of our full day in the park, and we were probably getting a bit tired. While the Mahogany tree was a little disappointing, the walk itself was pleasant; It is a short boardwalk loop - 0.4 miles in length. There were some great palms and other vegetation. Most of the loop is pretty well enclosed by vegetation so that was pretty cool too. Overall, I wouldn't recommend making a special trip, but if your headed to Flamingo, it was worth the 20 minute stop.

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

The walk was delightful...the trees were amazing...very little wildlife

Thank c w
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