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 EVERY WEEKEND November 25, 2017 through April 29, 2018.  

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.

National Parks Trolley
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 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 FREE 

near 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 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 for a step-by-step guide on catching bus 38 to the Trolley stop at Losner Park, located at 104 N. Krome Avenue. 
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Trip Routes

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

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.

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

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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

Historic Nike Missile Site Tours

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

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