Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park

Homestead, FL
Length: 0.80 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

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Airboats are fun, but if you really wanted to see an alligator at Everglades National Park you need to visit Anhinga Trail.

Anhinga Trail can be found off of the Royal Palm Visitor Center in Everglades National Park. The Rangers offer many guided tours and talks at this location. The trail is paved and flat with an ADA accessible boardwalk.

Fall, Winter, and Spring are the best times to visit weather wise, but you can catch a glimpse of the gators and other wild life anytime of year. Be sure to pack sunscreen and bug spray. Check in with the Royal Palm Visitor Center to ask any questions about the wildlife you may have.

Reminder, the gators are in their natural habitat and have the right of way to the trail. Be aware of your surroundings. Be ready to pick little ones up in case you cross paths with the wildlife.

If you wanted to extend your hike, be sure to check out the Gumbo Limbo Trail while you are there.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Paved
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Junior Ranger Program, Ranger Led Hikes, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

There have been times where we saw three gators, but then there have been times where we have see close to twenty. Anhingas are water birds that are remarkable. This trail is accessible for all hikers.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $30.00

Everglades National Park is very large park. The trailhead is near the Royal Palm Visitor Center. Be sure to have your car secure from the Turkey Vultures.

With your admission into the National Park you have access to this trail as well as many others.

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Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There

Once you’ve entered the park through the ticket gate, you’ll make the first left a few miles in towards Royal Palm Visitor Center. There are large, well labeled signage.