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Anhinga Trail

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Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
+1 305-242-7700
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Not much

Really, did I miss something here? We saw more wildlife along the highways driving to and from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Holly K
New York City, New York
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After Irma

After Hurricane Irma, this trail was about the only thing open in the national park. We road all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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A half-mile boardwalk along a man-made canal with striking views.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
+1 305-242-7700
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really, did I miss something here? We saw more wildlife along the highways driving to and from the Everglades than we saw in the park itself. Of course, loud groups of school children, of which there were many on the trail, will send most birds...More

Thank Holly K
Reviewed 6 days ago

After Hurricane Irma, this trail was about the only thing open in the national park. We road all the way out to Flamingo but other than a few egrets, we didn't see much wildlife. On Anhinga Trail we saw 1 alligator, 1 anhinga, and 1...More

1  Thank TallyWriter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here as our first stop in the Everglades. We were there about 9 am mid week, so it was very quiet. We only saw minimum wildlife on this trail, but it is an easy trail, and very accessible. At the visitor center, you...More

1  Thank aruar
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

After Irma the gators went away. The waterlevel is higher then normally so they go elsewhere. There are left a few but we didnt saw them.

6  Thank Alicia v
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Anhinga trail is interesting, but in mid day, October, we saw only a few animals. Two gators, some birds. It was hot. Only got a few mosquito bites, wore Deet. Parks of the park are closed but this one is fine.

2  Thank C2150AFelizabethd
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I am from middle europe so I can't meet an alligator here, but on this place, unbelievable experience. 50 meters from parking we met first one about 1,5 meters long and it was at your fingertips so we continue a tour. When we were coming...More

3  Thank Dom_Lock
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

My family night did this guided walk to explote nature and Wildlife in the park. It was was very pleasant and the highlight of our visits to the Everglades National Park

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great boardwalk over the swamp and found 2 gators for viewing. Unfortunately the welcome center was looking a bit run down, and there was really nothing for snacking on. Would be great if one of the rangers could have been out on the boardwalk talking...More

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have been there several times. This time we visited in July and we came well prepared with water, sunscreen and bugspray. With us we had a first time visitor and we had tried to prepare him for the fact that we might not see...More

2  Thank Vesth-Hansen
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Everglades National Park was super easy to get to (from Miami Beach) and access, and it was also really simple to get to the Anhinga trail once in the park. It took around an hour to slowly walk round, whilst stopping frequently to take...More

3  Thank Liam H
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Janet D
26 January 2017|
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Response from lizlesliephotos | Reviewed this property |
The Alligators are basking in the sun on sunny days. Overall best time to visit is February during the dry season.
29 October 2016|
Response from mellywoodcock | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! The construction is complete. My hubby was out there the other day and he took a bunch of photographs and he shared them with me this morning. The improvements are awesome! The photographs are on hubby's... More