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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  • Everglades National Park is somewhat famous for its short interpretative trails (something about a water-soaked surface) and the 0.4-mile Gumbo Limbo Trail is no different. The trail will take you...  more »
  • This trail near the Royal Palm Visitor Center is named after the Gumbo Limbo tree that can be spotted easily by its red peeling bark, much like the skin of a tourist who has been in the hot harsh...  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.
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