Gumbo Limbo Trail

A paved path meanders through dense green vegetation with overhanging, leafy branches
The meandering Gumbo Limbo Trail

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Quick Facts

Benches/Seating, Bus/Shuttle Stop, Gifts/Souvenirs/Books, Parking - Auto, Parking - Boat Trailer, Parking - Bus/RV, Recycling, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Toilet - Flush, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Bottle-Filling Station, Water - Drinking/Potable, Wheelchair Accessible

The Gumbo-Limbo trail is a self-guided, paved trail meandering through a shaded, jungle-like hardwood hammock. In the hammock, hardwood trees such as oaks and gumbo limbos form a dense canopy overhead. Look for majestic royal palms, ferns, and air plants such as bromeliads. You may hear or see birds such as warblers, barred owls, or catbirds. Look closely and you may spot a liguus tree snail, the jewel of the hardwood hammock, on the bark of the trees. As the trail passes a pond, look closely and you may see an alligator camouflaging amongst the vegetation. The trail is wheelchair accessible and is 0.4 miles (600 meters) round trip.

Everglades National Park

Last updated: November 7, 2021