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.
Gumbo Limbo Trail reviews
The main reason to complete this hike is to see the contrast between this densely-wooded section of the Everglades and the open-air, waterlogged Anhinga Trail that's immediately adjacent. Other than.... more »
This was a pretty easy walk through the woods. You get a good idea of what the rest of the park is like and see many of the trees/plants up close. more »
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.
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