For most visitors, the Anhinga Trail is their first glimpse into Everglades National Park. It’s short, and the alligators are right there: hard to miss.
Royal Palm Hammock
Royal Palm Hammock is where Everglades National Park began, set aside as Royal Palm State Park in 1916, protecting 960 acres of pristine Everglades habitats.
At Royal Palm Hammock in Everglades National Park, the Gumbo Limbo Trail is a gentle paved path that gets you up close and personal with a tropical hammock and its oolite holes.
Opened in 1922 as the first motorway to Flamingo, the crumbling pavement of the Old Ingraham Highway now provides up to 22 miles of backpacking into the heart of the Everglades.