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Address: Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: +1 305-242-7700
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Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.

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Bring bug spray.

Short trail through trees. Lots of shade, even more mosquitos. My daughter is popular with them so she got 20 bites as we zoomed down the trail.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather E
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short trail through trees. Lots of shade, even more mosquitos. My daughter is popular with them so she got 20 bites as we zoomed down the trail.

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Thank Heather E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short 30 min. walk through the Woods. Nothing special on it. We saw no animals. Just a walk inside the park.

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Thank Carsten A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This shaded trail is a nice pleasant walk on a hot day. It is at the start of the anhinga Trail at Royal Palm. Watch for snakes.

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Thank Truckie351
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This ~1/2-mile boardwalk trail was worth a stop. Again, not a lot of wildlife here, but an altogether different ecosystem than you saw at other stops. This one is named for the gumbo limbo trees that are quite heavy throughout this area, as well as plenty of palms, ferns, and air plants. This stop looked the most like a jungle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Fantastic Trail, when entering the gumbo limbo trail after nearly 100 meters there is little pond on the rh side. Right there we spotted an Aligator of I guessed 1 meter in length in the pond. I went there a second time on the same day (26th July 2016) it was gone or hiding very well. I was so exited... More 

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Thank Fabian T
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This little hammock is like a scene from a storybook. It's only a .4 mile trek. There is a lot to observe: cypress trees, fallen trees with completely intact root systems exposed, and lots of other vegetation. Wear bug spray.

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Thank DaisyBingo
San Jose, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Don't bother, nothing interesting there, only mosquito bites all over your body. Anhinga trail which is closed now is a good place to go.

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Thank Chandra N
Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a very nice, quiet trail for a short hike and home of the friendliest tree in the National Park Service (of whom I will share a photo with my review). Wear mosquito repellent in the warm months and even in the wintertime if the mosquitoes are out. Plenty to see -- find a nice spot and sit and... More 

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Thank mellywoodcock
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Nice short trail in the Royal Palm area. Completely shaded which is nice in the summer. Unfortunately that also means lots of Mosquitos. But what do you expect from the Everglades in June. This was the first place we saw an alligator in the Everglades, with the construction going on with the Anhinga trail the noise has kept the alligators... More 

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Thank jeffrey w
Burgkirchen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The walk is still okay when it's really hot. It doesn't take long and it's paved. Nice with children, too.

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