Homestead Trolley to the National Parks
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.
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 Trip
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 FREEnear the Homestead National Park Trolley stop at the "Park and Ride" parking lot located at 1 Washington Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030. 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 behind Losner Park at 104 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030 and accessible from Mowry Drive.
Public TransportationIf 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.
Losner Park to Everglades National Park
9:00am | 10:00am | 12:40pm | 1:42pm | 3:20pm | 4:56pm
Anhinga Trail to Downtown Homestead
10:07am | 11:07am | 1:47pm | 2:49pm | 4:27pm | 5:30pm | 5:43pm*
*Departs from Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
Losner Park to Biscayne National Park
9:00am | 10:40am | 12:42pm | 2:20pm | 3:22pm | 4:22pm
Biscayne National Park to Downtown Homestead
9:25am | 11:05am | 1:07pm | 2:45pm | 3:47pm | 4:58 pm
Homestead Bayfront Park to Downtown Homestead
9:33am | 11:13am | 1:15pm | 2:53pm | 3:55pm | 4:50 pm
Biscayne National Park
Explore 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.
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: $39 plus tax for adults, $29 plus tax for kids ages 5-12. Departures and prices are subject to change. Reservations Required: (786) 335-3644.
Biscayne National Park
Everglades National Park
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
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
Historic Nike Missile Site Tours
Riders on the Homestead National Parks Trolley can now travel back in time to the high stakes era of the Cold War when defense against Soviet attack was paramount to our nation’s security and the Everglades was central to this mission. Free tours to the Historic Nike Missile Site depart from the Coe Visitor Center at 1:30 pm on Saturdays through April 14, 2018. The 12:42 pm departure of the Homestead National Parks Trolley from Losner Park will arrive in time to meet the Trolley to the Nike Missile Site.
Tours at the site last approximately 90 minutes and visitors can expect to return to the Coe Visitor Center by 4:00 pm. There are no restrooms or food/drink vendors at the Nike Missile Site. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks, water, and bug spray.
Homestead Bayfront 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.
The National Parks Trolley program was created in partnership with NPCA