Anhinga Trail is a 1.5 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, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.5 miles
0 feet

kid friendly



nature trips


partially paved


wild flowers


no dogs

Directions from Homestead, FL: Located four miles west of the main entrance station (Main Park Road) at the Royal Palm Visitor Center.

1 hour ago

This is a perfect trail to view wildlife. Very easy & beautiful boardwalk.

7 days ago

This was a nice scenic trail- saw some gators, birds, turtles, and fish.

1 month ago

This is one of the coolest trails I have been ever been on simply because of the wildlife. Alligators, turtles, fish, birds… Everything. It is amazing even for a short trail.

1 month ago

I wouldn't call this a hike because the short trail is either paved of over a boardwalk the entire time, but it's AMAZING nonetheless. I must have seen at least 25 or 30 alligators. Several of them were only a dozen or so feet away from the trail with nothing separating me from them besides a stretch of swampy grass. We saw a lot of different birds and ducks as well. The views of the unique landscape are beautiful, but the wild alligators are the main attraction.

5 months ago

What a perfect little synopsis of the Everglades - lizards, gators, and a stunning variety of birds and plantlife. The boardwalk is very well thought out and beautifully built. There is also a neighboring trail loop to the west that offers a taste of the hammock ecosystems there.

A great option for your first or only day in the Everglades.

7 months ago

This was an easy hike with so much to see! There were lots of alligators, turtles, and so many birds! There were plenty of Anhinga, of course, but we also saw great blue herons, egrets, and many more. VERY beautiful!

10 months ago

Great wildlife!

11 months ago

A LOT of people there but the visitor center is nice and it is a beautiful trail with an abundance of wildlife!!! Birds, crocs, fish, everything you would want to see. Flat, paved and boardwalk.

11 months ago

This is a very well maintained kid friendly trail the whole trail is either paved or transitioned into a very well maintained broadwalk. There are public restrooms at the beginning of the trail. Saw lots of animals, alligators, turtles, double crested cormorants, great blue herons, great egrets, and purple gallinules. I didn’t see any aninghas to my surprise.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Saw 3 alligators all under 5. Saw several birds, easy paved trail.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

One of the few options available with parts of the Everglades still closed after the hurricane. Nothing too exciting here.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Lots of wildlife!!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Nice boardwalk trail in the heart of Everglades. Quiet, Peaceful, Good for birdwatching.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Short trail, can finish it in 40 mins, even at a leisurely stroll while stopping several times to bird watch.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Small but wildlife is amazing

Friday, March 31, 2017

Wow! Great to see so many alligators in their natural habitat. Easy walk on planked trail,

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Boardwalk trail, easy for all abilities with a high chance of seeing alligators, turtles, anhingas, fish, and other birds. Very busy trail but worth doing once.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Very beautiful. Lots of wildlife better to come early in the morning. Trail is extremely easy.

Friday, December 16, 2016

very easy. short but pretty route. we saw a gator, lots of fish and birds.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This trail is currently closed.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

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.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Nice walk, you'll be able to see many different types of birds- large and small and alligators!

nature trips
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Want to see crocodiles/alligators in close, this is the trail to hit.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Easy paved and boardwalk trail through an area near the main park entrance with lots of wildlife, including gators!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Easy walk on a board walk to see a lot of wildlife. Great introduction to the Everglades

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Seen a gator. Don't get to do that much in my home state.:-)

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