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 December 29, 2018 through April 21, 2019.  Don't miss the special Holiday Service running EVERY DAY December 26-30, 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.


Catch the National Parks Trolley, every Saturday and Sunday, at Losner Park in Historic Downtown Homestead: 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030.  Hotel guests can also catch the Trolley at the Courtyard by Marriott on Campbell Drive at 2905 NE 9th Street, Homestead, FL 33033.

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 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. 
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Trip Routes 


Losner Park to Everglades National Park
9:00am | 11:04am | 2:08pm | 4:12pm

Marriott Hotel to Everglades National Park via Downtown Homestead
(Transfer Required)
10:17am | 11:53am | 1:39pm 
 
Anhinga Trail to Downtown Homestead*
10:09am | 12:13pm |  3:17pm |  5:01pm

*Includes 20 minute stop at Robert is Here Fruit Stand
 
Anhinga Trail to Marriott Hotel via Downtown Homestead*
(Transfer Required)
10:09am | 12:13pm |  3:17pm

*Includes 20 minute stop at Robert is Here Fruit Stand

Losner Park to Biscayne National Park & Homestead Bayfront Park
9:00am | 10:36am | 12:12pm | 2:58pm | 4:34pm 

Marriott Hotel to Biscayne National Park & Homestead Bayfront Park
9:19am | 10:55am | 12:31pm | 3:17pm  

Biscayne National Park to Downtown Homestead
9:38am | 11:14am | 12:50pm | 3:36pm | 4:34pm | 5:10 pm 

Homestead Bayfront Park to Downtown Homestead
9:50am | 11:26am | 1:12pm | 3:48pm | 5:00pm

Biscayne National Park to Marriott Hotel
9:38am | 11:14am | 12:50pm | 3:36pm 

Homestead Bayfront Park to Marriott Hotel
9:50am | 11:26am | 1:12pm | 3:48pm 

Marriott Hotel to Downtown Homestead
9:00am | 10:36am | 12:12pm | 2:58pm | 4:34pm
 

​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 the 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 their 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


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 11:04 am 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.

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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