Go To Search
PrintEmailFacebookTwitter

Homestead Trolley to the National Parks
National Parks TrolleyHomestead invites its residents, neighbors, and visitors to explore Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, and Homestead Bayfront Park with a free guided trolley ride from Historic Downtown Homestead.  The Homestead National Parks Trolley runs EVERY WEEKEND November 26, 2016—April 30, 2017. 

The City of Homestead, designated as the “Gateway to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks," created this pioneer program to offer free public transportation to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks by expanding its already successful local trolley service.

In addition, both Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park have partnered to offer free Park admission to those on the National Parks Trolley. This ground-breaking project will be the first of its kind nationally to offer public transportation to two National Parks. 
For more information, call (305) 224-4457.


FREE EVERY WEEKEND
Catch the National Parks Trolley, every Saturday and Sunday, at Losner Park in Historic Downtown Homestead: 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL. 

Guided Tours
Learn about the unique ecosystems and rich history of Homestead and the National Parks on guided tours provided on the trolley by National Park Rangers and Volunteers.

Plan your Day

Start and end your experience in Historic Downtown Homestead.  Eat at great local restaurants!  Tour Homestead's FREE Old Town Hall Museum or catch a show at the newly restored Seminole Theatre.  Enjoy a walk through a town full of history, distinct architecture, and new opportunities.  We encourage you to make a weekend of it! Stay at local hotels and take the whole family to one Park on Saturday and the other Park on Sunday.

Parking is FREE near the Homestead National Park Trolley stop at the "Park and Ride" parking lot located at 1 Washington Avenue, Homestead, FL 33033. Visitors can follow the directional signs west towards the Trolley stop.  There is additional free parking available at the City of Homestead Municipal Parking Lot located at Southwest 1st Avenue and Krome Avenue. 

Public Transportation If want to get to the Homestead National Parks Trolley stop by using Miami-Dade County Public Transportation use the Miami-Dade Transit Trip Planner at MiamiDade.gov for a step-by-step guide on catching bus 38 to the Trolley stop at Losner Park, located at 104 N. Krome Avenue. 
Historic Homestead Graphic
Trip Routes

Losner Park to Everglades National Park
9:00 am | 10:43 am | 1:26 pm | 3:09 pm | 4:52 pm
 
Anhinga Trail to Downtown Homestead
10:10 am | 11:53 am | 2:36 pm |  4:19 pm |  5:26 pm | 5:39 pm*

*Departs from Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
 
Losner Park to Biscayne National Park
9:15 am | 10:10 am | 10:48 am | 12:43 pm | 1:38 pm | 2:33 pm | 3:28 pm |
4:23 pm 
| 5:15 pm

Biscayne National Park to Downtown Homestead
9:40 am | 10:35 am | 11:13 am | 1:08 pm | 2:03 pm | 2:58 pm | 3:53 pm | 4:48 pm | 5:37 pm

Homestead Bayfront Park to Downtown Homestead
9:45 am | 10:40 am | 11:18 am | 1:13 pm | 2:08 pm | 3:03 pm | 3:58 pm | 4:53 pm | 5:42 pm

Biscayne National Park
Biscayne NPExplore the park by land or sea!  Stroll the waterfront, bring a picnic, paddle the mangrove shoreline, or look for wildlife including dolphins, manatees, and turtles.  Join one of our new, guided island boat tours and learn about the fascinating history and ecology of the park.  For information on upcoming events and activities, including the new island boat tours, visit our website.

NEW!  Island Boat Tour
Take the Trolley from Downtown Homestead to Biscayne National Park for the Island Boat Tour.  Explore the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay and the iconic Boca Chita Key.  Tours depart from the Dante Fascell Visitor Center at 10:00 am or 1:30 pm on select dates Thursday through Sunday.  Cost: $31 plus tax for adults, $21 plus tax for kids ages 5-12.  Departures and prices are subject to change.  Reservations Required: (786) 335-3644


Biscayne National Park

Everglades National Parkeverglades graphic
Just minutes away, lies a globally renowned treasure called Everglades National Park! The unique mix of tropical and temperate plants and animals makes the Everglades a truly exceptional place to visit. Stroll along the Anhinga Trail and observe alligators, turtles, butterflies and dozens of beautiful birds! Stop by the visitor center and enjoy the Park’s interactive exhibits and videos, or chat with a Ranger to learn about the only Everglades in the world.

Anhinga Amble
Interested in seeing wildlife? Take a stroll and explore the renowned Anhinga Trail where alligators, wading birds and other wildlife are easily spotted! Meet at the Royal Palm benches. Accessible, 0.7 miles, 50 minutes, Daily at 10:30 am

Glades Glimpse 
The Everglades is a place like no other! Sit in the shade as a ranger reveals the amazing wonders of the Everglades. Topics vary daily. Meet at the Royal Palm benches. Accessible. 20 minutes. Daily at 1:30 pm

Everglades National Park
Homestead Bayfront Park
Homestead Bayfront Park

Come swim at this popular County Park, next to Biscayne National Park,
and enjoy its tropical atoll pool and beach. The Park offers a beach-side restaurant,
picnic pavilions, grills, a fishing area, and a large playground. The park also
conveniently provides outdoor showers and restrooms.

Bayfront Park


The National Parks Trolley program was created in partnership with NPCA

npca
1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd