Mahogany Hammock Trail

Florida City, Florida 33034

Mahogany Hammock Trail

Mahogany Hammock Trail Professional Guide

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"This boardwalk trail is noted for the nation’s largest mahogany tree, with a girth of 12 feet and a height of 90 feet. You start by walking over a wetlands area that forms a Y junction as it enters the hammock. In the cradle of the Y is a short mahogany tree that’s become the most recognized symbol of this trail and all the Everglades.

The aged tree is notable for the thick network of strangler figs that engulf it. To see the champion tree, go straight at this junction. The giant mahogany tree is on the left after just a short distance, where the boardwalk suddenly veers left. Mahogany hammocks like this one are rare today in Florida."

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Exploring Everglades National Park and the Surrounding Area (Falcon Guides)
Roger L. Hammer
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"As its name implies, the West Indian mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni) can be found in this hammock. Mahogany Hammock is surrounded by freshwater marsh with a deeper moat adjacent to the hammock, created by water flow; both help spare the hammock from lightning fires that race across the surrounding prairies in the rainy season. The entire region can be bone dry in spring before the rainy wet season makes its annual debut. The national champion West Indian mahogany can be seen adjacent to the boardwalk, its ancient, weatherworn trunk and limbs showing signs of past lightning strikes and hurricanes." Read more

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Trail Information

Florida City
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
0.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
December to March
Season
Everglades National Park
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Dec 2018