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Address: Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
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+1 305-242-7700

Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.

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Short and worth the walk

This trail is close to the more popular Anhinga Trail and is worth the effort. It is short and an interesting compliment to the Anhinga, showing a different view of the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Smyrna, Georgia
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Riverside, California, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 feeling of walking through a forest with the sun shining through the trees. It's beautiful,... More 

Thank Jim D
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank natzeli m
Clemson, South Carolina
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285 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 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 unlike the boardwalk just a few yards away. Worthwhile.

Thank SCDad
Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 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!

Thank beccabaltimore
Smyrna, Georgia
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415 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This trail is close to the more popular Anhinga Trail and is worth the effort. It is short and an interesting compliment to the Anhinga, showing a different view of the Everglades.

Thank A C R
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244 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If visiting the Anhinga Trail this is a good place to visit on a hot day. Gumbo Limbo is a shaded trail and cooler than the open Anhinga Trail. The observant walkerr can spot the linguus snails that are often seen in the area.

Thank Truckie351
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Gumbo Limbo trail is a nice, short walk through the forest but nothing spectacular. If you are there to visit Anhinga Trail (definitely worth a visit) you should take the Gumbo Limbo trail too since they are right next to one another. Bring bug spray!

Thank Eric V
Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 583 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a short trail that takes you through an interior hammock. Nice dense forest and plaques along the way to read about this unique vegetation. There can be mosquitos so come prepared. The trail is paved and it is about .4 miles. Worth visiting.

Thank Sarracenia
Chicago, Illinois
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545 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This trail is conveniently located at Royal Palm Visitor Centre, so there is plenty of parking as well as restrooms and water fountains. It's an easy, flat paved trail of 0.4 mi/600 m. We visited around 10:30am on a Monday in March, and it was completely empty - we were the only people on the trail. At first, we walked... More 

Thank pingaroo
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We enjoyed this trail, it was an easy walk for anyone to enjoy. We were insect repellant, but still received many bites. Make sure you are very thorough!

Thank w00t30

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