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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The Gumbo Limbo trail is a short loop. We elected to take this trail because we visited on a warm day. Unlike most of the Everglades, which is open sawgrass, the Gumbo Limbo trail winds through the... more »
This was a great walk to really see the plants & habitants of the area. We were able to see many butterflies, dragonfly, lizards and spiders. The plants, trees & flowers were also great to look at. 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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