Key Largo, FL Trails and Maps

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Beacon Trail

1.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Biscayne Trail

2.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Black Creek Trail (Miami-Dade)

8.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Commodore Trail

5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Eduardo Hernandez Memorial Trail

1.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

106.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Kitty Roedel Bicycle Path

2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Krome Path

8.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

M-Path Trail

9.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Merrick Trail

4 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Old Cutler Trail

13.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Red Road Linear Park

1.1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Rickenbacker Trail

8.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Snapper Creek Trail

3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

South Dade Trail

20.9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Southern Glades Trail

13 mi
State: FL
Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Beacon Trail provides a straight east-west route across Doral, a northwestern suburb of Miami. The paved pathway stretches just over a mile, beginning near Miami International Airport and heading...
FL 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Biscayne Trail begins at the southern terminus of the Old Cutler Trail, an 11-mile north-south route. From there, the Biscayne Trail runs through residential areas along SW 87th Avenue, but, as it...
FL 2.7 mi Asphalt
The Black Creek Trail in southwestern Miami-Dade County runs between Black Point Park and Marina and Larry and Penny Thompson Park. Along the way, it connects to Old Cutler Trail, Biscayne Trail, and...
FL 8.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Commodore Trail is a 5-mile paved route that takes you along several roads including South Miami Ave., Bayshore Dr., Main Highway and Douglas Road. Sights along the way are Alice Wainwright Park,...
FL 5 mi Asphalt
Located in Miami’s West End, the Eduardo Hernandez Memorial Trail provides a mile-long route paralleling SW 157th Avenue through the community of Kendall West. The pathway is named after a good...
FL 1.2 mi Asphalt
The 106.5-mile Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT) will stretch the length of the Florida Keys, from Key Largo to Key West, the southernmost point of the continental United States. The trail...
FL 106.5 mi Asphalt
The Kitty Roedel Bicycle Path serves as a connector across the southern end of Doral. The paved pathway begins just north of the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) interchange with SR 985 and south of Miami...
FL 2 mi Asphalt
The Krome Path is a bicycle and pedestrian off-street trail in the southwestern Miami metro area. It’s 8.5 miles long, paralleling Krome Avenue between SW 8th and SW 136th Street. It’s a fairly flat,...
FL 8.5 mi Asphalt
The M-Path is a paved multi-use trail in urban Miami-Dade County, which was opened in 1983 and is part of the Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) system. The trail follows a MDT right-of-way under the elevated...
FL 9.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Merrick Trail serves as an east-west commuting route in the western Miami communities of University Park and Westchester. Beginning at Tamiami Park, just south of the Florida International...
FL 4 mi Concrete
The 13.5-mile Old Cutler Trail goes through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the greater Miami area under the cover of magnificent fichus trees and banyans. Popular stops along the way...
FL 13.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Red Road Linear Park is a 1.3 mile paved trail that runs along the west bank of the Snapper Creek Canal. The trail intersects and overlaps the Old Cutler Bike Trail starting at the pedestrian bridge...
FL 1.1 mi Asphalt
Rickenbacker Trail begins in southern Miami and continues south along the Rickenbacker Causeway/Crandon Boulevard for nearly 9 miles, traversing the length of Key Biscayne. Along this popular route,...
FL 8.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Snapper Creek Trail is a running trail in the suburb of Kendall, Miami. The trail sits in the right-of-way of the canal of the same name. With the water on one side and a buffer of trees bushes and...
FL 3 mi Asphalt
The South Dade Trail runs along the South Miami-Dade Busway between Florida City and Kendall Drive/ SW 88th Street just north of the Dadeland South Metrorail station. The trail connects communities...
FL 20.9 mi Asphalt
The Southern Glades Trail lies on the outskirts of the city of Florida City, on Florida's southeastern tip, and along the eastern border of Everglades National Park. For 13 miles, it follows the C-111...
FL 13 mi Gravel

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Old Cutler Trail

FL - 13.5 miles

The 13.5-mile Old Cutler Trail goes through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the greater Miami area under the cover of magnificent fichus trees and banyans. Popular stops along the way...

Snapper Creek Trail

FL - 3 miles

Snapper Creek Trail is a running trail in the suburb of Kendall, Miami. The trail sits in the right-of-way of the canal of the same name. With the water on one side and a buffer of trees bushes and...

Red Road Linear Park

FL - 1.1 miles

Red Road Linear Park is a 1.3 mile paved trail that runs along the west bank of the Snapper Creek Canal. The trail intersects and overlaps the Old Cutler Bike Trail starting at the pedestrian bridge...

South Dade Trail

FL - 20.9 miles

The South Dade Trail runs along the South Miami-Dade Busway between Florida City and Kendall Drive/ SW 88th Street just north of the Dadeland South Metrorail station. The trail connects communities...

Accordion

Merrick Trail

FL - 4 miles

The Merrick Trail serves as an east-west commuting route in the western Miami communities of University Park and Westchester. Beginning at Tamiami Park, just south of the Florida International...

Commodore Trail

FL - 5 miles

The Commodore Trail is a 5-mile paved route that takes you along several roads including South Miami Ave., Bayshore Dr., Main Highway and Douglas Road. Sights along the way are Alice Wainwright Park,...

Biscayne Trail

FL - 2.7 miles

The Biscayne Trail begins at the southern terminus of the Old Cutler Trail, an 11-mile north-south route. From there, the Biscayne Trail runs through residential areas along SW 87th Avenue, but, as it...

Krome Path

FL - 8.5 miles

The Krome Path is a bicycle and pedestrian off-street trail in the southwestern Miami metro area. It’s 8.5 miles long, paralleling Krome Avenue between SW 8th and SW 136th Street. It’s a fairly flat,...

Rickenbacker Trail

FL - 8.5 miles

Rickenbacker Trail begins in southern Miami and continues south along the Rickenbacker Causeway/Crandon Boulevard for nearly 9 miles, traversing the length of Key Biscayne. Along this popular route,...

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

FL - 106.5 miles

The 106.5-mile Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT) will stretch the length of the Florida Keys, from Key Largo to Key West, the southernmost point of the continental United States. The trail...

Eduardo Hernandez Memorial Trail

FL - 1.2 miles

Located in Miami’s West End, the Eduardo Hernandez Memorial Trail provides a mile-long route paralleling SW 157th Avenue through the community of Kendall West. The pathway is named after a good...

Black Creek Trail (Miami-Dade)

FL - 8.5 miles

The Black Creek Trail in southwestern Miami-Dade County runs between Black Point Park and Marina and Larry and Penny Thompson Park. Along the way, it connects to Old Cutler Trail, Biscayne Trail, and...

Kitty Roedel Bicycle Path

FL - 2 miles

The Kitty Roedel Bicycle Path serves as a connector across the southern end of Doral. The paved pathway begins just north of the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) interchange with SR 985 and south of Miami...

M-Path Trail

FL - 9.4 miles

The M-Path is a paved multi-use trail in urban Miami-Dade County, which was opened in 1983 and is part of the Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) system. The trail follows a MDT right-of-way under the elevated...

Beacon Trail

FL - 1.2 miles

The Beacon Trail provides a straight east-west route across Doral, a northwestern suburb of Miami. The paved pathway stretches just over a mile, beginning near Miami International Airport and heading...

Old Cutler Trail

FL - 13.5 miles

The 13.5-mile Old Cutler Trail goes through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the greater Miami area under the cover of magnificent fichus trees and banyans. Popular stops along the way...

Krome Path

FL - 8.5 miles

The Krome Path is a bicycle and pedestrian off-street trail in the southwestern Miami metro area. It’s 8.5 miles long, paralleling Krome Avenue between SW 8th and SW 136th Street. It’s a fairly flat,...

Kitty Roedel Bicycle Path

FL - 2 miles

The Kitty Roedel Bicycle Path serves as a connector across the southern end of Doral. The paved pathway begins just north of the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) interchange with SR 985 and south of Miami...

Rickenbacker Trail

FL - 8.5 miles

Rickenbacker Trail begins in southern Miami and continues south along the Rickenbacker Causeway/Crandon Boulevard for nearly 9 miles, traversing the length of Key Biscayne. Along this popular route,...

Accordion

South Dade Trail

FL - 20.9 miles

The South Dade Trail runs along the South Miami-Dade Busway between Florida City and Kendall Drive/ SW 88th Street just north of the Dadeland South Metrorail station. The trail connects communities...

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

FL - 106.5 miles

The 106.5-mile Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT) will stretch the length of the Florida Keys, from Key Largo to Key West, the southernmost point of the continental United States. The trail...

M-Path Trail

FL - 9.4 miles

The M-Path is a paved multi-use trail in urban Miami-Dade County, which was opened in 1983 and is part of the Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) system. The trail follows a MDT right-of-way under the elevated...

Commodore Trail

FL - 5 miles

The Commodore Trail is a 5-mile paved route that takes you along several roads including South Miami Ave., Bayshore Dr., Main Highway and Douglas Road. Sights along the way are Alice Wainwright Park,...

Biscayne Trail

FL - 2.7 miles

The Biscayne Trail begins at the southern terminus of the Old Cutler Trail, an 11-mile north-south route. From there, the Biscayne Trail runs through residential areas along SW 87th Avenue, but, as it...

Red Road Linear Park

FL - 1.1 miles

Red Road Linear Park is a 1.3 mile paved trail that runs along the west bank of the Snapper Creek Canal. The trail intersects and overlaps the Old Cutler Bike Trail starting at the pedestrian bridge...

Black Creek Trail (Miami-Dade)

FL - 8.5 miles

The Black Creek Trail in southwestern Miami-Dade County runs between Black Point Park and Marina and Larry and Penny Thompson Park. Along the way, it connects to Old Cutler Trail, Biscayne Trail, and...

Eduardo Hernandez Memorial Trail

FL - 1.2 miles

Located in Miami’s West End, the Eduardo Hernandez Memorial Trail provides a mile-long route paralleling SW 157th Avenue through the community of Kendall West. The pathway is named after a good...

Southern Glades Trail

FL - 13 miles

The Southern Glades Trail lies on the outskirts of the city of Florida City, on Florida's southeastern tip, and along the eastern border of Everglades National Park. For 13 miles, it follows the C-111...

Merrick Trail

FL - 4 miles

The Merrick Trail serves as an east-west commuting route in the western Miami communities of University Park and Westchester. Beginning at Tamiami Park, just south of the Florida International...

Snapper Creek Trail

FL - 3 miles

Snapper Creek Trail is a running trail in the suburb of Kendall, Miami. The trail sits in the right-of-way of the canal of the same name. With the water on one side and a buffer of trees bushes and...

Beacon Trail

FL - 1.2 miles

The Beacon Trail provides a straight east-west route across Doral, a northwestern suburb of Miami. The paved pathway stretches just over a mile, beginning near Miami International Airport and heading...

Krome Path

FL - 8.5 miles

The Krome Path is a bicycle and pedestrian off-street trail in the southwestern Miami metro area. It’s 8.5 miles long, paralleling Krome Avenue between SW 8th and SW 136th Street. It’s a fairly flat,...

Red Road Linear Park

FL - 1.1 miles

Red Road Linear Park is a 1.3 mile paved trail that runs along the west bank of the Snapper Creek Canal. The trail intersects and overlaps the Old Cutler Bike Trail starting at the pedestrian bridge...

Old Cutler Trail

FL - 13.5 miles

The 13.5-mile Old Cutler Trail goes through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the greater Miami area under the cover of magnificent fichus trees and banyans. Popular stops along the way...

Eduardo Hernandez Memorial Trail

FL - 1.2 miles

Located in Miami’s West End, the Eduardo Hernandez Memorial Trail provides a mile-long route paralleling SW 157th Avenue through the community of Kendall West. The pathway is named after a good...

Accordion

Commodore Trail

FL - 5 miles

The Commodore Trail is a 5-mile paved route that takes you along several roads including South Miami Ave., Bayshore Dr., Main Highway and Douglas Road. Sights along the way are Alice Wainwright Park,...

Rickenbacker Trail

FL - 8.5 miles

Rickenbacker Trail begins in southern Miami and continues south along the Rickenbacker Causeway/Crandon Boulevard for nearly 9 miles, traversing the length of Key Biscayne. Along this popular route,...

Black Creek Trail (Miami-Dade)

FL - 8.5 miles

The Black Creek Trail in southwestern Miami-Dade County runs between Black Point Park and Marina and Larry and Penny Thompson Park. Along the way, it connects to Old Cutler Trail, Biscayne Trail, and...

Biscayne Trail

FL - 2.7 miles

The Biscayne Trail begins at the southern terminus of the Old Cutler Trail, an 11-mile north-south route. From there, the Biscayne Trail runs through residential areas along SW 87th Avenue, but, as it...

Snapper Creek Trail

FL - 3 miles

Snapper Creek Trail is a running trail in the suburb of Kendall, Miami. The trail sits in the right-of-way of the canal of the same name. With the water on one side and a buffer of trees bushes and...

M-Path Trail

FL - 9.4 miles

The M-Path is a paved multi-use trail in urban Miami-Dade County, which was opened in 1983 and is part of the Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) system. The trail follows a MDT right-of-way under the elevated...

Southern Glades Trail

FL - 13 miles

The Southern Glades Trail lies on the outskirts of the city of Florida City, on Florida's southeastern tip, and along the eastern border of Everglades National Park. For 13 miles, it follows the C-111...

Merrick Trail

FL - 4 miles

The Merrick Trail serves as an east-west commuting route in the western Miami communities of University Park and Westchester. Beginning at Tamiami Park, just south of the Florida International...

Beacon Trail

FL - 1.2 miles

The Beacon Trail provides a straight east-west route across Doral, a northwestern suburb of Miami. The paved pathway stretches just over a mile, beginning near Miami International Airport and heading...

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

FL - 106.5 miles

The 106.5-mile Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT) will stretch the length of the Florida Keys, from Key Largo to Key West, the southernmost point of the continental United States. The trail...

South Dade Trail

FL - 20.9 miles

The South Dade Trail runs along the South Miami-Dade Busway between Florida City and Kendall Drive/ SW 88th Street just north of the Dadeland South Metrorail station. The trail connects communities...

Kitty Roedel Bicycle Path

FL - 2 miles

The Kitty Roedel Bicycle Path serves as a connector across the southern end of Doral. The paved pathway begins just north of the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) interchange with SR 985 and south of Miami...

Recent Trail Reviews

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Not For The Faint of Heart

November, 2018 by kmwhitta

With winter approaching and freezing temperatures at home it seemed like the ideal time to cycle the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. This 106.5 mile Rail-Trail offers a scenic tropical bicycling adventure without leaving the continental United States.

The trail runs on Henry Flagler’s old railroad from mile marker 106 in Key Largo to mile marker 0 in Key West, Florida parallel to US Route 1. While more than 75 miles of the rail-trail were paved, several large sections of the trail and bridges were recently damaged by hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, much of the damage has not been repaired yet. As a result, cyclists are forced on to the roadway on bike lanes or narrow shoulders with the usual road debris and hazards. I did experience a flat.

So, riders beware! Although this trail is classified as a rail trail, it is not for the faint of heart when it comes to riding on the road. Expect a lot of road cycling on a busy highway with cars and large trucks speeding by alongside of you. In addition, the trail continually changes from side to side along US Route 1 forcing cyclists to cross the highway.

Ken
CycleAcrossAmerica.com

M-Path Trail

not that bad

August, 2018 by agelrud

Good for exercise or commute / use the train. Not for “family fun”

Old Cutler Trail

About as good as it gets in Miami

January, 2018 by forotondo

Nice trail overall that goes through some great neighborhoods. It’s a little noisy as Cutler is a very busy street, but at least one is safely on the path. I’m from the Northeast and hate riding the streets in Miami since drivers are very distracted here and not respectful of bikers compared to other parts of the country. This trail is a good way to still enjoy cycling here. I would recommend a ride to the Pinecrest farmers market on Sundays. There’s a lot of great street food there!

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Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Cycling in the Tropics of the Keys

April, 2017 by jimklepzig

My wife and I took the trip together and really enjoyed it. We started at Key Largo by parking our vehicle (free of charge with advance arrangements) at the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce/Visitor's Center. We unloaded our bikes here and started at 6 AM pedaling south from mile marker 106. We were in Key West at 4 PM. Other than a few blinding rainstorms, the trip was uneventful. We enjoyed an extra day and night in Key West, then headed north. Knowing that wind conditions are tougher going north, we planned the return trip in 2 days - smart planning! 50 miles into the 20-25 mph winds was all we wanted to tackle in one day. All along the way, you'll find great little restaurants, shops, etc. On the way north, we decided not to tempt our fate a second time on the 7 mile bridge. Here's a secret...the Lower Keys has a bus service with stops scattered all throughout the Keys. Buses have bike racks on them, and for just a few bucks you can put your bike on the bus and ride across the 7 mile bridge, or through any other areas that you wish not to bike. One more tip...we took a long time in advance studying Google Earth satellite and street views to get a good idea of what we were up against. Very good tool to help you see the bike path, bridges, etc.

I was pleased to also see a bit of construction going on as well on the bridges. Yes, several of the bridges are closed as other posts have pointed out, but it's all about finding the funds for these infrastructure projects. I will look forward to the day when the trail is complete and bikers can be totally separate from traffic.

All in all, it was a great 212 mile trip (less 10 miles on the bus!)...if you like biking in a tropical environment, this may be the trail for you.

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Key Largo to Key West in 2 days. Great trip!

April, 2017 by danbflorida

This is my first time biking the Overseas Heritage Trail and I normally don't bike anywhere besides dedicated bike trails. I biked the trail on Thu/Fri April 20-21.

I had my wife drop me off in Key Largo on day 1 and I biked to Marathon. The bike trail and lanes were really well thought out and the few times I had to cross the street really were not a big deal. Just waited for an ebb to the traffic and easy peasy. I was happily surprised at how wide the bike lanes were.

Day 2 started with biking over the 7-mile bridge and for the most part of this ride, I rode on the oncoming side of the road. This part of the ride did not have as many miles of dedicated bike trails and a number of the pedestrian bridges were closed forcing me to bike over the bridges. I had no issues with this as there was more than enough space (4-6+ ft) keeping me away from cars. There were a number of sections of this part of the trail where I had to ride on the road/curb but for the most part, I typically had a 4+ ft curb. My preference is to ride against oncoming traffic (on the curb or bike lane) as I feel if someone swerves off the road, I at least will see it and have time to get out of the way. I made sure to keep a blinking light on the front and rear of the bike and the two times I saw a car start swerving onto the curb, they immediately corrected as I assume they saw me and my blinking light. Both drivers had their cell phone in their hand as they passed.

I used the comments on this site to prepare for the ride and hope my comments provide help for others. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and most likely will bike the entire trip in one day the next time.

Dan

Black Creek Trail (Miami-Dade)

Watch your 6

March, 2017 by fidencio.nino

The trail is amazing. Very smooth compared to the bike trail that runs along US1. There is a foul smelling part as you get closer to Blackpoint Marina, but it is bearable. I have seen a lot of Iguanas, especially once you cross Quail roost headed north. Also, where this trail finishes you can go to Larry and Penny Park and ride there. I will say the shadiest part of the trail is when you are approaching US1 from the west side. Had someone try to come up on me, but I am not sweet. Take a knife, or if you have your CCW, you should carry. The only light that works for crossing is the one on 127 ave and 112 ave (Allapattah).

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Weekend Warriors Review

February, 2017 by jeffgwhite

My wife and I completed the Florida Keys trail in late January, 2017. We did the ride in four days while enjoying stops to various Keys for the evenings. It was a great experience as we concluded our trip with two days in Key West. However, like many have reviewed on this site, expect a lot of road biking with car zooming around you. Overall I would estimate road cycling at about 80-85% with the remainder being nice trails for bikers/walkers. My wife is a bit hesitant for doing rides on roads. The good news is she is glad she did it...however if she had known the road activity she would have passed on this trip. The following recaps our trip for your consideration:
-Rented the bikes from All Keys Cycles in Key Largo. Nice guys with older but very well conditioned bikes. Bikes came with a tube and CO2 pump. It was needed as we did get one flat. All Keys Cycles picked up our bike in Key West. Bikes are hybrids, highly recommended. Don't suggest road bikes unless you stay on the road 100%.
-First day biked from Key Largo to Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada. Very nice resort with reasonable prices. Highly recommend. We stopped for a drink at Marker 88, nice stop with great views. About 22 miles this day.
-Day two Islamorada to Marathon. Longer ride around 35 miles. We wanted to get to Marathon to take on 7 Mile Bridge early in the morning. Stop in to Angler and Ale for lunch on Duck Key-awesome. In Marathon stayed at Tranquility Bay Resort. Nice resort with a bar great views of the gulf.
-Day Three, started at sunrise to take on 7 Mile Bridge. Start early for less traffic. There was still a significant amount of traffic with a narrow bike lane. No issues, the fastest my wife went all week. :) Destination was Ramrod Key, Looe Resort, about 22 miles. We got there around 10a, room unavailable until 3pm. Very little to do in lower keys unless you are a fishermen or diver. We are neither. Nice folks with "retro" accommodations.
-Day Four, destination Key West. Great ride from Ramrod Key, mostly trail with a few surprises of trail endings...then back on Highway 1. Around a 30 mile ride. Stayed at Saint Hotel an Autograph Selection hotel of Marriott. Used my points. Great location on Eaton street and a secret exit for Duvall street. Highly recommended. We enjoyed a couple days and drinks in Key West with no more biking.
-Saturday walked over to Enterprise to pick up our rental car for a day. Drove to Ft. Lauderdale airport.

In sum, a great experience. If you are comfortable on the road, a Highway...go for it. We are glad we did but wouldn't do it again. BTW, you go over 43 bridges.

Lets continue to help Rails To Trails so maybe some dollars can be allocated in advancing the Keys Trail.

Commodore Trail

A pleasant afternoon ride

February, 2017 by denfor

We rode the Commodore Trail today and found it to be a mixed bag.
There were some very lovely spots along the way where the path was wide and clearly marked and then there were a few sections where you have to ride in the road. The scenery along the way is interesting. Lots of beautiful homes with meticulous landscaping, churches, schools and a downtown area where there were shops and restaurants to explore. We enjoyed resting in a couple of parks along the way. While this is a good trail for adults, I would hesitate to bring young children because there are many busy roads to cross in some sections.

Old Cutler Trail

Completely redone

January, 2017 by privacygogo

All the complaints here use to be true but they just completed a total overhaul of the entire trail. It has brand new, smooth asphalt, no root incursions and they even painted little yellow lines for the fools that dont grasp the concept of lanes (warning, some still dont, lines and all). This trail is a real gem of Miami.

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Interesting ride - Key Largo to Key West

January, 2017 by gvfish

I just completed the ride from Key Largo to Key West for the 2nd year in a row and this year a friend joined me. We both are experienced bike riders who ride about 2000-3000 miles a year in our home states of MA and NY. We enjoyed the ride, but have a few concerns relative as to why the signage is very limited. Also, I'm asking the same question that others have asked in reviews - why are the some of the rebuilt bridges for bikers and walkers closed and there are no signs to let you know this until you get to the bridge (many times having to cross the road) and find them locked. This happened four times during the trip before we decided to stay o the the left hand side, riding facing traffic for the last 25 miles to Key West (knowing that all the bridges are on the Northbound side). More signage to alert bikers of bridges that are closed would make this ride much safer.

We did the complete ride and rode across all bridges including the 7 mile bridge with no problems. However, everyone should consider the wind conditions, especially when riding over the 7 mile bridge. If it's too windy, avoid it until a calmer day. We had no tire problems and my wife dropped us off at the starting point each day and then picked us up. We averaged 25-35 miles a day with 2 - 3 hours of riding time a day. If we do this again, we will do it in 3 days - we are 70 years old and had no problem with the ride.
We hope that the FDOT will prioritize safety for this trail for everyone. Proper signage is most important as this keeps bikers from crossing the road when it's not necessary.
This trail goes through one of the most unique and beautiful parts
of the U.S. and we enjoyed riding over the bridges to see the amazing views of the water. Happy and safe biking!

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Florida Coast

January, 2017 by jmike.kennedy

I pedaled from Fort Clinch to Key West along route 1 and A1A last week. I've heard about unsafe conditions along the Overseas Heritage Trail, but found this not to be true. The Florida DOT is doing an amazing job building roads with trails and side paths all along my trip. Florida could become one of the top states for bicycling. If you don't want to ride the slower paths, only the streets, then I guess there is more danger from traffic than I encountered on my slower ride using sidewalks and paths when avaiable.
When you are pedaling to the Keys from Florida City or Homestead DO NOT use Card Sound Road. US1 is very safe with a wide shoulder bike path. I am trying to get Google Maps to direct bikers to US1 but have not had any success.

Southern Glades Trail

Trail is on the WEST SIDE of the Canal!

December, 2016 by techlines

We parked at the indicated location, and started down the gravel path/trail. It was only after we had gone about a mile or two that we realized we were on the WRONG SIDE of the canal! We retraced our steps, crossed over the canal at the gate (had to squeeze through, since it was not open), and THEN saw the sign for the trail, near the fence on the EVERGLADES side of the canal.
The trail on this side is much easier to ride, less gravel, smoother, and there are geocaches on this side... which was the clue to us that we had started on the wrong side the first time!

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