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Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park

Must see · Wildlife Area · Hiking Trail
Enjoy an easy hike and observe the wildlife on Anhinga Trail, a boardwalk over Taylor Slough that is 6 km (4 mi) from the Everglades National Park entrance. Walk out 600 m (0.4 miles) over a sawgrass marsh area. From the boardwalk, visitors can often see many different Everglades species, from local birds to large reptiles, such as alligators. The trail is wheelchair-accessible, but cycling is not allowed. Plan my trip to Everglades National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • When traveling to Florida with 3 boys (11, 8, 6) we promised alligator & this trail delivered! Rating gators, walking gators, swimming gators & even caught a short spat between 2 gators for a...  more »
  • So many birds, alligators and fish. A great amount of beauty and wildlife in a small area. Boardwalk is wonderful and a botanist was there and pointed out a Purple Gallinule (bird) and turtles.  more »
  • A must see if you like to view wildlife - alligators, turtles, fish, birds and a beautiful boardwalk. You will be up close to plenty of wildlife.  more »
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  • The trail is wonderful. The Everglades park rangers give tours and information about the land. The Royal Palm center is unfortunately closed. I did see two alligators one young adult about 5 feet and on the Gumbo Limbo trail I saw 15 foot alligator. I saw many native birds and some turtles. I would definitely go back and explore the other trails in the Everglades.
  • Wanted to give four stars because we didn't see an alligator! Always love visiting this place, especially when the weather is nice. Was able to unexpectedly tour the Nike Missile site that is in the Park as well...make sure you have time to see this piece of history, check the hours.
  • This trail is in the Everglades National Park. It is well maintained and brings your right up to nature. You walk along wooden platforms that snake around/over a pond. We saw lots of fish, birds, turtles and alligators.
  • Been here many times in my life and it never gets old for me. Usually very quite. Today it was packed with people. I guess covid brought everyone out to enjoy a little nature. Anyway if you like nature walks is very nice. Most likely you will see some gators. Maybe far away maybe up close. Maybe you will see some bass, birds(for sure) and turtles. There is also a trail you can walk through the woods. Haven't gone on that trail in a long time so not sure what you can expect. It's beautiful so try it. Not sure what the rate is too get in the park for the day. We bought the annual pass for 55 bucks. I think it will be worth it for us. Plus there are other trails and places to stop so this isn't the only thing in the park to do.
  • This is one of the best trails in the Everglades. 1. It's pretty close to the main entrance so you won't drive forever. 2. It's boardwalk allows you to really get in the swamp and see the sea of sawgrass. 3. It's long gravel section is a great place to see gators as they like the warmth of the path. 4. It has bathroom and snack amenities. The only downside is that it is short. You can walk all the paths and trails in about 30 minutes. More if you stop and smell the Everglades apples. I recommend going here and connecting it with a few other stops in the park like there Nike Missile Center.

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