Anhinga Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Homestead, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Homestead, FL: Located four miles west of the main entrance station (Main Park Road) at the Royal Palm Visitor Center.
This trail is short but well worth seeing - especially in the dry season!! There are so many different types of wildlife to see. There were also more alligators on this trail than I've ever seen atone time. We counted roughly 25-30 alligators in one spot at the end of the trail. We felt like we were in the movie Jurassic Park. Not long, but worth seeing while in the Everglades.
Excellent trail for see all kinds of wildlife. Took a Ranger-led tour and learned a lot about everything on this trail to see. One of the top trails in the Glades IMO.
Super crowded on weekends in the winter but fabulous for seeing wildlife. Anhingas, herons, alligators and more. It is worth winding your way through tourists from around the globe.
Very beautiful. Lots of wildlife better to come early in the morning. Trail is extremely easy.
very easy. short but pretty route. we saw a gator, lots of fish and birds.
This trail is currently closed.
Easy walk with lots of alligators and wildlife. A little crowded, but that was to be expected. Sad to see some of the people were throwing sticks at alligators and provoking wildlife.
One of the easiest areas in the Everglades to get clear "close-up" views of alligators. Also a great area to see Tilapia bedding. An easy walking trail with some great information on the local flora and fauna.
Nice walk, you'll be able to see many different types of birds- large and small and alligators!
Want to see crocodiles/alligators in close, this is the trail to hit.
Easy paved and boardwalk trail through an area near the main park entrance with lots of wildlife, including gators!
Easy walk on a board walk to see a lot of wildlife. Great introduction to the Everglades
Seen a gator. Don't get to do that much in my home state.:-)
Not really a hike, but beautiful wild life in this short trail. Nice birds, gators, turtles... Really pretty. Just a great place for people who loves photography.
I would in no way call this one a "hike". If you want to see some gators, turtles and a few birds without really getting out in the 'Glades, then this walk is for you. Good for little kids and older folks, especially when it is super hot. There are bathrooms and a gift shop, and vending machines. ***I saw tourists getting really close to a baby gator and crouching next to it to get a picture. REMEMBER - baby gators means mama's not far away and they are VERY protective!*** Gators may look slow, but they can get up on all fours and MOVE fast, so always show them respect and give them plenty of room!