Anhinga Trail

EASY 45 reviews
#2 of 22 trails in

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.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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 month ago

Great wildlife!

2 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.

hiking
2 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.

walking
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of wildlife!!

5 months ago

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

birding
5 months ago

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

11 months ago

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,

walking
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.

hiking
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.

walking
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.

walking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This trail is currently closed.

hiking
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.

walking
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.

hiking
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.

walking
Monday, November 30, 2015

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

birding
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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

walking
Thursday, September 03, 2015

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

hiking
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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.

nature trips
Thursday, June 21, 2012

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!

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Full of gators and other wildlife.

nature trips
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A very nice intro to the Everglades. Usually full of gators, turtles, and birds. Great for small kids, the elderly, and those in between not into hiking.

walking
21 days ago

walking
21 days ago

Load More