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Paved South Florida Trails - East
Biscayne Trail (Miami-Dade)
Black Creek Trail (Miami-Dade)
Commodore Trail (Miami-Dade)
Cypress Creek Greenway (Tamarac)
Hollywood Beach "Broadwalk"
Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Jupiter)
Krome Path (Miami-Dade County)
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
Miami Beach Boardwalk
Old Cutler Trail (Miami-Dade)
Oleta River State Park (N. Miami Beach)
Palm Beach Lake Trail
Rickenbacker Trail (Miami-Dade)
Riverbend Park (Jupiter)
Snake Creek Trail (N. Miami Beach)
West Lake Park (Hollywood)

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Here are 16 paved trails in the Eastern section of South Florida - from Lake Okeechobee to Palm Beach and south to Miami.


Biscayne Trail (Miami-Dade Route #5) - The trail starts at Black Point Park and Marina along Biscayne Bay, where it connects with the Black Point Trail. It then runs about 3 miles north along SW 87th Ave. to Old Cutler Road where it meets the Old Cutler Trail. An easy ride but no shade. Passing residential areas and several schools, this is a good neighborhood trail. At Black Point Park are a marina, boat launch, restaurant, and picnic pavilions. (Reported: May 2019)

Location: Key Biscayne, Dade County (See map )
End Points: Black Point Park and Marina to Old Cutler Road
Mileage: 3 miles
Surface: Asphalt
Nearby points of interest: Black Point Park and Marina, Key Biscayne National Park

Bike Shops/Rentals: Andante Bike Shop (sales, service)

More information:
Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Bike Trails
Black Point Park and Marina


Black Creek Trail (Miami-Dade Route #7) - The trail runs about 9 miles from Black Point Marina and Park (where it links to Biscayne Trail) to Larry and Penny Thompson Park. Following the Black Creek Canal and mostly off the road, it also connects to the Old Cutler Trail.

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Black Creek Trail

Commodore Trail (Miami-Dade Route #1) - Varied ride through scenic neighborhoods and central Coconut Grove, passing several parks and historic sites. Connects to Old Cutler Trail at the south end and to Rickenbacker Trail at the north.

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Commodore Trail, Miami-Dade County

Cypress Creek Greenway - The Greenway connects from the edge of the Everglades at Tamarac to beachside at Pompano Beach. From Tephford Park (at SR 869 in Tamarac) it runs about 7 miles along the Cypress Creek Canal to Lyons Road in Coconut Creek. In this section, Tephford Park and Tamarac Veterans Park offer parking, restrooms and other amenities. At Lyons Road, parking is at the Fern Forest Nature Center, a short ride out to the trail. Virtually no shade, so plan accordingly. The trail continues along Lyons Road and follows a mostly roadside route another 10 miles to the beach, but we haven't visited that section yet. (Reported: Dec. 2017)

End Points: Tephford Park to Lyons Road, Lyons Road to E. Atlantic Ave. at the beach
Mileage: 16.5 miles
Surface: Asphalt, concrete
Location: Broward County (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Tephford Park, Gary B. Jones Park for People and Pups, Tamarac Veterans Park, Fern Forest Nature Center

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Frenchies Bicycles (Margate)

More Information:
Broward County - Greenways


Hollywood Beach "Broadwalk" - A picturesque place to bike, walk, eat, shop and people watch. Formerly a beachside street, the Hollywood Beach "Broadwalk" runs about 2.5 miles past hotels, restaurants, shops, parks, and apartments. Built in the 1920's, the area retains an old feel with much original architecture in place. Often compared to Venice Beach in California, but much more laid-back.

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Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

 

 
 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park at 11,500 acres is a real treasure with something for everyone - biking, paddling, hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and more. The park roads are bikeable, plus there are scenic nature trails and paved bicycle trails. Club Scrub is a mountain biking club that maintains nine miles of mountain biking trail at the Camp Murphy trail system. A paved one-mile multi-use trail parallels the main park road from the Visitor Center to the equestrian trailhead. Old Dixie Highway (shut down through the park), though rough and rutted, is now a biking trail adjacent to the Camp Murphy mountain trails. During World War II the land was originally a Signal Corps facility for top-secret training in a new (at the time) technology called "radar." It was transferred to the State in 1947 and the park opened in 1950. (Reported: Dec. 2016)

Surface: Paved, gravel, off-road
Mileage: Various
Location: Martin County (Hobe Sound) (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Jupiter Beach and Inlet, Jupiter Lighthouse, Palm Beach
Support and Advocacy: Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Jonathan Dickinson Park concessionaire (Hobe Sound)
Real Deal Bicycles (Jupiter)
Bicycle World (Jupiter)

More information:
Florida State Parks - Jonathan Dickinson State Park

 

See also: Paddling on the Loxahatchee River at Jonathan Dickinson State Park


Krome Path (Miami-Dade Route K) - As part ot the Krome Avenue expansion from 2 to 4 lanes, a dedicated multi-use path is being added. Starting at SW 8th St. (US 41, Tamiami Trail) and SR 997 (Krome Ave.), the section completed to date runs south along SR 997 for 8.5 miles to SW 136th St. Here it crosses over to the west side of SR 997, with construction underway southbound to SW 232nd St (scheduled for completion April 2020). Eventually the path will extend to SW 296th St.

An easy ride, but little shade. The 10-foot wide path is separated from the roadway by a wide median - a plus. We saw many road bikers using the completed path north of SW136th St. - it's flat and straight with just one road crossing at Kendall Drive (SW 88th St.). As the route is extended south, though, it enters a busier area with more driveways and road crossings to navigate. (Reported: January 2020)

Location: Miami-Dade County (See map )
End Points: SR 997 (Krome Ave.) from US 41 to SW 296th St. (Homestead)
Mileage: 8.5 miles to date, extension under construction
Surface: Paved
Nearby points of interest: Everglades National Park, Miccosukee Indian Resort and Casino

Bike Shops/Rentals: Homestead Bikes (sales, service)

More information:
Florida DOT - Krome Ave. Project

136th St to US 41 (south to north)

Construction south from 136th St.


Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST), part of the Florida National Scenic Trail, circles Lake Okeechobee - the second largest freshwater lake in the U.S. - on top of the Herbert Hoover Dike, built for flood control in the 1930's. The trail is used for biking, hiking, fishing, and bird watching. There are 14 campgrounds on or adjacent to the trail. The surface consists of long sections of both paved and gravel. Long paved sections can be enjoyed with having to ride on dirt. The trail is not always, continuous, diverting onto roadways around a few locks.

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Lake Okeechobee

Miami Beach Boardwalk - Tour the Art Deco district and enjoy quirky South Beach by bike! With views of the ocean and of the classic South Beach hotels, condos and restaurants (plus great people-watching), this is a popular Miami destination for walking, jogging, biking.

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Miami Beach Walk, South Beach Trail

Old Cutler Trail (Miami-Dade Route #1) - This excellent trail along historic Old Cutler Road has two personalities: the southern section through Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay where it links with the Biscayne and Black Creek Trails, and the northern section through lovely Coral Gables neighborhoods where it links with the Commodore Trail.

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Old Cutler Trail
 
 

Oleta River State Park - Located on upper Biscayne Bay in the middle of the vast Miami metropolitan area, Oleta River State Park is a wonderful getaway, offering a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Florida's largest urban park - it is well known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, but also includes a paved bike trail that circles the park, a great way to explore. Bike rentals (along with kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals) are available from the park concessionaire, BG Oleta River. Parking, restrooms, white sand beach, paddling launch (no motors), picnicking, camping, hiking. (Reported: Dec. 2017)

Location: North Miami (See map )
End Points: Entrance at NW 163rd St. at NE 34th Ave.
Mileage: 2.5 miles paved + mountain biking trails
Surface: Asphalt
Nearby points of interest: The Ancient Spanish Monastery and Church of St. Bernard De Clairvaux, Enchanted Forest Park; Miami and Miami Beach

Support and Advocacy: Friends of Oleta River State Park

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Oleta River Outdoor Center

More information:
Florida State Parks - Oleta River State Park

 

See also: Paddling at Oleta River State Park


Palm Beach Lake Trail - Glimpse the lifestyles of the rich and famous biking along Palm Beach's Lake trail. The trail is on the west side of Palm Beach, along the Lake Worth Lagoon, passing the backyards of mansions and including several historic sites including the Henry Flagler Mansion and Museum and the oldest standing home in Palm Beach. It runs about 5 miles from Peruvian Avenue (South Lake Drive) at the south, to North Lake Way just past the Sailfish Club at the north. Park on any of the side streets adjacent to the trail. An easy ride. (Updated: December 2019)

End Points: Peruvian Ave to North Trail: Sunset Park to Esplanade Way; South Trail: Royal Palm Way (at the Royal Park Bridge) to Whitehall Way (near the Flagler Museum)
Mileage:
5 miles
Surface: Paved
Location: Palm Beach County (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Palm Beach, Henry Flagler Mansion and Museum, Peanut Island

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop (Sales, rentals, service)
Top Cycle (Sales, rentals, service)

More Information:
Discover the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Lake Trail


Rickenbacker Trail (Miami-Dade Route #11) - An iconic ride, crossing the Rickenbacker Causeway to Key Biscayne with sweeping views of Miami and Biscayne Bay. From the connection with the Commodore Trail at Brickell Road, the trail runs over Rickenbacker Causeway, crossing Virginia Key, past Crandon Park and through Key Biscayne before ending at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

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Richenbacher Trail

Riverbend Park - This 680 acre Palm Beach County park features 10 miles of hiking/biking trails, 7 miles of equestrian trails, 5 miles of kayaking/canoeing trails on the Loxahatchee River, and picnic facilities - a great place for a family outing. The compacted shell trails are an easy ride even for skinny tires. An outfitter at the park rents both kayaks/canoes and bicycles. The Park's long history spans 5,000 years from the native Indian Archaic period to the Seminole and the influx of European settlers in the 1800's - visit the Cracker Farmstead and sawmill, and the Seminole Village and chickees. An adjacent area is Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, site of the Powell's Battle and Jesup's Battle, skirmishes between the Seminole Indians and the U.S. Military in 1838. (Reported: March 2013)

Location: Palm Beach County (Jupiter)
Surface:
Packed shell
Mileage: 10 miles (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park

More Information:
Palm Beach County - Riverbend Park

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Canoe Outfitters  at the Park also rents bikes

 

See also: Paddling on the Loxahatchee River at Riverbend Park


Snake Creek Trail (Miami-Dade Route #2) - This is a pleasant neighborhood trail along the Snake Creek Canal from Snake Creek Park (NE 16TH Ave., North Miami) at the south, to NW 15th Avenue (Miami Gardens) at the north. Note: At the south end, it runs on both sides of the canal (along S. Glades Dr. and North Glades Drive), a few bridges link the two before it proceeds as one on the south side of the canal from NE 185th St. (Miami Gardens Drive). Picnic pavilions, benches, and fitness stations provided along the way. Used mostly by locals, the trail passes through residential areas and links several parks, with shopping and schools nearby. Two "mini-parks" at the north end have fitness facilities and picnic pavilions. Park at the North Miami Public Library,  Barry Schreiber Promenade, or Sierra Park. (Reported: January 2020)

Location: Miami-Dade (North Miami Beach)
Surface: Paved
Mileage: 6.5 miles (See map )
Nearby points of interest: The Ancient Spanish Monastery, Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins)

More Information:
Miami-Dade County - Snake Creek Trail


West Lake Park - Located between Hollywood and Dania Beach, FL, this large urban park includes about 3 miles of mangrove preserve adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. Just under a mile of paved biking and walking trails wind through the southern section of the park (south of Sheridan Street). While not a destination bike trail, this is a popular park, with picnicking, ball courts, dock and fishing platform, and a small marina with canoe, kayak rentals and tours. Parking is free during the week. It is often used by cyclists for parking and meet-ups for the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk - about a mile ride beside (but not on) Sheridan St. and over the Intracoastal Waterway. (Reported: Dec. 2017)

Location: Broward County (See map )
Mileage: 1 mile
Surface: Paved
Nearby points of interest: Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood Beach, Dania Beach, Miami

More Information:
Broward County - West Lake Park

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Lee's Bicycle Shop (Hollywood; rentals, sales, service)

 

See also: Paddling at West Lake Park

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