Walk the Mahogany Hammock Trail in Everglades NP

Florida Everglades National Park

Added by Torin Glass

This 0.5 mile (800m) loop through lush jungle is a self-guided (wheelchair accessible) boardwalk that features the largest living Mahogany tree in the United States.

Located a short drive off the main drag to the Flamingo Visitor Centre (and only a few hours from Miami) this short boardwalk through a lush Mahogany and Gumbo-Limbo plants is an easy walk for families.

Elevated upon a well-serviced boardwalk this trail passes the oldest Mahogany tree (Swietenia mahogani) in the United States. With dense forest and countless different types of vegetation the walk provides a good understanding of the formation and important of these "hammocks" in the everglade ecosystem.

Birds and insects abound.

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  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

0.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

0 Feet

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Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Wildflowers

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Lovely stroll

Nice 15 minute walk, with lots of biodiversity to witness.

11 months ago

Added by Torin Glass

Westcoast born and raised in the rains of Vancouver. As a lover of nature, I strive to enjoy all fresh air whether it be at a neighbourhood park or deep in the backcountry wilderness.

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