Gumbo Limbo Trail, Everglades National Park

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Find solace from the Florida sun on Gumbo Limbo Trail, a pleasant loop hike through tropical woodlands. Along the way, you can admire lush vegetation of the Everglades, from royal palms and ferns, to the eponymous gumbo limbo tree, nicknamed the "Tourist Tree" for its peeling, reddish bark, reminiscent of a sunburnt tourist. Only 0.6 km (0.4 mi) long and paved, the trek is suitable for children and the elderly. The luscious plant life that surrounds the trail attracts insects, so don't forget mosquito repellent. Arrange your visit to Gumbo Limbo Trail and discover more family-friendly attractions in Everglades National Park using our Everglades National Park visit planner.
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Gumbo Limbo Trail Reviews

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  • Warm but pretty. We even saw a cat bird while on our walk. Very easy fast trail. Has a bath room at the parking lot.  more »
  • After Anhinga Trail white a lot of animals we did Gumbo-Limbo Trail. Beautiful hardwood hammock in a dence tropical surrounding. Good information on the side.  more »
  • We did this right after Anhinga Trail, same parking area. It was short loop in thick trees including the gumbo limbo trees. Just took a few minutes. Very lush area.  more »
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  • This trail wanders through one of the hammocks (keys) in the Everglades. Excellent examples of how tropical plants and trees have mixed in with temperate cimate ones. A cool walk even in the height of summer.
  • Great nature walk! Lots to see.
  • A nice little sweaty hike. Humidity level will choke you out. But pretty.
  • Nice short trail. Nothing too interesting, but it’s another look on the Everglades nature.
  • Nice short green trail. Much of vegetation got destroy by hurricane in the past. Information planks at every corner to those who love to know more about the place and life there. I enjoyed it.

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