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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.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 0 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

Florida Office of Visitor Inquiry, Division of Tourism, 126 W. Van Buren Street , Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2000, Phone: 904-487-1462

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

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Will Trego
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Hiking

Saw many alligators, turtles, and grasshoppers! Beautiful day and loved the boardwalk.

Maria Paula
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just tried to access this trail but the road is blocked off by police due to COVID-19 (update May 17: its open again!)

Mark Lee
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Nature tripsBugsFee

A heavily visited trail that gives visitors of all ages and abilities the chance to view Everglades wildlife. There hasn't been a time we've been that it wasn't crowded so if you are looking to escape crowds this one may not be for you.

Megan Widdig
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Mar 23 2020

I call this the "tourist" trail. It is crowded but well worth it. Plenty of wildlife and there are usually a lot of gators roaming the area which is really cool.

molly fitzhenry
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Hiking

Lots of wildlife!

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Alyssa Sand
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Hiking

Easy, well maintained. Birds and gators are very used to human presence, so there’s great photo opportunities.

Andy Lehman
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Hiking

Great little hike. Go early to get out before the crowds. Saw lots of wildlife

Clay Robinette
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Hiking

An excellent short walk in the winter. Suggest going in the early morning or in the evening to beat the crowd and there will be much more wildlife to view. Trail/boardwalk is very well maintained.

David Neel
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Hiking

An easy stroll through the Everglades landscape. Saw lots of birds, fish, and alligators.

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Colin Hennessee
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Hiking

One of the two ‘must do’ hikes of this park. (Quiet and peaceful early in the morning before the people that cannot stop talking)

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Sushanth Mali
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Hiking

Loved the Anhingas on the trail welcoming with wings spread and stood still. The boardwalk is fun and saw lot of alligators along the trail.

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Sanjeev Shinhmar
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Hiking

Super easy trail and huge reward. Plenty of bird and alligator activity. Definitely worth a stopover.

William Turner
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Walking

Easy walk with alligators, birds, fish, and turtles. No special birds.

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Michel Gonzalez
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If you go to the Everglades don't spend much time on this trial. Short and boring.Just go and explore other trials.

Joe Johnson
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Hiking

Great opportunity to see a lot of wildlife. Saw a few gators and a lot of birds. If you bring polarized glasses, you will see a ton of fish in the water as well, a little harder without. Trail was very crowded but still absolutely worth it. The boardwalks allow you to see a lot out over the water.

Viktor Vratchev
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarTue Nov 19 2019
Hiking

Nice little walk with lots of opportunities to observe wildlife. Gator sightings are almost guaranteed upon careful examination. Lots of fish and birds also make for a very lively scenery on the short walk on the bridge.

Jacob Mingels
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Hiking

It’s a nice trail...Didn’t see as much wildlife as I expected (one alligator, one turtle, one or two birds). It’s a fun, easy walk, but I wouldn’t classify it as “can’t miss.”

Olivia Witkowski
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Hiking

saw lots of grasshoppers, couple of gators, turtles, birds and fish. nice short walk, dragonflies made quick work of the mosquitos.

Clark Newsom
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HikingNo shade

A good trail for kids, since it is completely paved. Not my type of hiking trail, but isn’t bad for tourists.

DeAnne Haynes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon May 27 2019
Hiking

Great walk through a boardwalk with tons of wildlife. We saw lots of gators, birds, fish, huge grasshoppers, and turtles. Look closely in the lillypads and you may see the anhinga bird swimming under water, looking for food. Wear sunscreen and bug spray. Well worth your time!

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Nirvana Manic
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Hiking

You will not be disappointed. This trail is full of wildlife. A must see.

Adrian O'Farrill
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Hiking

Short and easy, beautiful hike. You will see A LOT of wildlife. There's plenty of alligators, crickets, turtles, fish and of course Anhinga's as the name suggests! We went during sundown and the scenery was priceless.

sd b
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu Mar 14 2019

Paved and boardwalk. Lots of flowers and animals. Went in late February and saw several baby gators and a nest with anhinga chicks.

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

Melissa Perez
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Hiking

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

Alex Cabrero
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Hiking

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.

Emily Whitlock
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Hiking

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.

Bennett Myhran
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Walking

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.

Denise Clark
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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!

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