This self-guiding, paved trail meanders through a shaded, jungle-like hammock of gumbo-limbo trees (Bursera simaruba), royal palms (Roystonea elata), ferns, and air plants. Also, you see native orchids and long trailing woody vines reminding you of a lush Caribbean environment. This beautiful hammock is rather dense at times, inviting a profusion of swarming insects. Bug spray is advisable.
An interesting note about this paved, wheelchair accessible route is that you'll see remnant destruction done by Hurricane Andrew, which nearly obliterated Homestead, Florida from the face of the earth. Look for the sideways surviving gumbo-limbo trees that have sent out new roots. These tropical trees tend to be indestructible.
Directions: From Homestead, FL, Located four miles west of the main entrance station (Main Park Road) at the Royal Palm Visitor Center.
Elevation: 5 feet
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Distance: 0.5 miles
- Be the first to Review
Everglades National Park, Florida
Review by Wildernet Copyright © 2010 Wildernet.com all rights reserved.
- Everglades National Park, FL Hotel Prices Made Easy
Orbitz.com - Just Orbitz and go!
- Hotel Deals in Everglades National Park, FL
Expedia.com - Don't just travel. Travel right!
- Book Now with Cheap Tickets and Save on Everglades National Park, FL Hotels!
CheapTickets.com - Just click. You're there.
- Find the best rates for hotels in Everglades National Park, FL
Kayak.com - Life's a trip.