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Gumbo Limbo Trail

Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
+1 305-242-7700
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Nice but mosquitoes

This is the shorter Trail it's in the woods it is blacktop about the width of a sidewalk but there... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Franklin, Tennessee
via mobile
Beautiful Forested Walk

The Gumbo Limbo trail is adjacent to the Royal Palm Visitor Center and the Anhinga Trail. The... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Jim D
Riverside, California, United States
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Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average30%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
+1 305-242-7700
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Reviewed 3 July 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

Thank gatorsos
Reviewed 16 May 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

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 25 April 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.

1  Thank natzeli m
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...More

Thank SCDad
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank pingaroo
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