Discover some safe, off-street recreational biking in busy South Florida. Two beachside rides. In the winter, Shark Valley Trail(The Everglades) is one of a kind.
Biscayne Trail (Miami-Dade County)
Black Creek Trail (Miami-Dade County)
Commodore Trail (Miami-Dade County)
Cypress Creek Greenway (Tamarac)
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Jupiter)
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)
Miami Beach Boardwalk
Old Cutler Trail (Miami-Dade County)
Oleta River State Park (North Miami)
Palm Beach Lake Trail
Rickenbacker Trail (Miami-Dade County)
Riverbend Park (Jupiter)
West Lake Park (Hollywood)
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Shark Valley Trail - The Everglades
Bike Trails Overview Map... South Florida
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
Nearby points of interest: Black Point Park and Marina, Key Biscayne National Park
Bike Shops/Rentals: Andante Bike Shop (sales, service)
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.
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.
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 didn't visit 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
Frenchies Bicycles (Margate)
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.
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
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
Florida State Parks - Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) - 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 birdwatching, and there are 14 campgrounds on or adjacent to the trail. The surface consists of both paved and gravel portions. The trail is not continuous, but diverts onto roadways around locks.
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.
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.
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
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
Florida State Parks - Oleta River State Park
BG Oleta River Outdoor Center
Palm Beach Lake Trail - Glimpse the lifestyles of the rich and famous biking along Palm Beach's Lake trail. The trail runs along the Intracoastal Waterway passing by the backyards of mansions and including several historic sites including the oldest standing home in Palm Beach. From Sunset Park (near the Flagler Memorial Bridge), the north trail runs about 3.5 miles, the south trail about a mile. Park on any of the side streets adjacent to the trail. An easy ride. (Reported: March 2013)
End Points: 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: 4.5 miles
Location: Palm Beach County (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Palm Beach, Henry Flagler Mansion and Museum, Peanut Island
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.
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
Palm Beach County - Riverbend Park
Canoe Outfitters at the Park also rents bikes
Shark Valley Trail, The Everglades - a Top 10 Florida bike trail.
Shark Valley is truly one of the most unforgettable bicycle rides in America, if not the world. Located off the Tamiami Trail (US 41) near the Miccosukee Indian Reservation west of Miami, Shark Valley is a 14.5 mile paved loop traveled by bike, foot or tram. Bikes can be rented at the Visitor Center, or bring your own.
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
Nearby points of interest: Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood Beach, Dania Beach, Miami
Broward County - West Lake Park
Lee's Bicycle Shop (Hollywood)
See also: Paddling at West Lake Park
Also visit us: Paddling in South Florida
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