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Gumbo Limbo Trail, Everglades National Park

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  • We didn't see much wildlife- just one alligator in a murky swamp, but the vegetation was interesting and the signage was very informative!  more »
  • Handicap accessible paved trail introducing you to the gumbo limbo. Odd name for a tree whose crushed leaves give the hint of a turpentine smell. Numerous species of ferns and air plants and also roya...  more »
  • After you made the annex trail, no climax may be this trail. It goes between trees on a footbridge to a Lake (Brakwasser). As the bridge into the water, the trail at this point is special. Otherwise nothing special.
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  • Although Gumbo Limbo is a short trail, it has a lot for those who take time to read signs and look closely at the vegetation and ground. During parts of the year, this trail is alive with Zebra butterflies. While it's not a much of a "wow" as most other trails in the Everglades, it does have it's charm. Before hurricane Andrew (1992), you could not see the sky from the trail because the growth was so thick. By the early 2010's, it was still mostly open to the sky, and in recent years it is slowly getting more of its canopy back. It's funny hearing people talk about the millions of mosquitoes in the summer. Hey, WHY would you ever come to see the Everglades in the summer anyhow???? :)
  • This trail shows you the vegetation in the everglades. It's a short trail but in the summer time mosquitos hide out here as well. Make sure you wear repellent. You will pass a pond. Enjoy the view. I saw a turtle swimming right next to the boardwalk.
  • Aside from a lot of different labelled plant species, there wasn't much to see on this short trail. It's not very crowded so at least it's a nice little getaway from the busier Anhinga Trail nearby.
  • Unfortunately nothing special except billions of mosquitos. The Anhinga trail nearby is much more better.
  • Nice Trail!
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