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If you want a more peaceful ride, detour off the main trail at Bear Cut Preserve, then take the Crandon Park roads by the beach to the lighthouse. You can visit the old zoo and see the kite surfers and not deal with so much traffic.
Rode out and back from north key West motel. Only have to cross US1 once going under a bridge. Nearly the entire ride is trail although there is 100 yards or so along the busy highway. Best parts are water views and bridges. Light to moderate bike traffic. Probably safest part of riding along US1 in the Keys. Stopped at Baby’s Coffee (very busy) then headed back.
We did the southern half of this trail on electric unicycles. The two big downsides of the trail are the many, many street crossings and the poor quality of the pavement. On an electric unicycle, electric scooter, One Wheel, etc. the ride is too bumpy to get much enjoyment out of it. The path is lined with trees which is good for shade, but the roots of those trees create sharp ridges in asphalt or broken concrete slabs. Just when you get up to a fun cruising speed, you hit the bumps. In some cases, those bumps are very hard to see in the mottled shadows cast by the trees. This would be less of a problem on a racing bike or mountain bike. I would definitely NOT recommend trying to use it for inline skating or electric skateboards. The bigger your wheels the better.
We only ended up doing half the trail because we spent half our time waiting at stoplights. There are _so many_ road crossings. So you ride for a minute or two, then wait a minute or two at a light. Our average speed was half what it normally was.
Following the trail is also a challenge. The "trail" often spits you out into a rail station or parking lot, and you have to hunt around for the trail again. We also encountered quite a bit of construction and had to take to the streets to get through some sections.
I'd give this trail two stars, except it has nice moments now and then--large elevated walkways above the street, or speeding through huge columns that support the train above.
This is one of our bike from home routes. The interesting thing is that you have the Biscayne Trail from Old Cutler down to Black Point on 87th Avenue. That's true and correct, but it's only the start. It then becomes a gravel, levy trail from Black Point all the way to Card Sound Road. That levy trail was designated the Biscayne Trail before the 87th Avenue section. You can opt to turn around at the entrance to Biscayne National Park or continue on down to Card Sound. I do not recommend riding on Card Sound Road, but you can turn back up the levy, or you can choose to ride up Tallahassee Road which is dirt road down there and goes back up to the motor speedway but you are no longer on Biscayne trail then. We rode these routes for decades before it was ever a designated trail. Great in the winter months for bird watching and spotting crocs and gators. There are often also manatees in the cross canals near the water gates.
A few bumps but what trail doesn’t have bumps. I roller blade and it’s fine for me. Very long
We just rode from Key Largo to key Wat and has a great ride. The only reason I do not give the trail 5 stars is that there is a good deal of hurricane related impact on the trail and not many good sources to see just where this impact is. The good news is that there is always the option of riding on the Overseas Highway Bike Path. If you don't mind being on the road, it is excellent. Some of the off Highway paths are sensational. There are dedicated channel bike bridges, but many are not open. Be sure to look at signs for "no outlet" before you cross one of these bridges. The Channel 5 bike bridge does NOT go through. I found ample space on the side of the road for biking on the bridges. Some in our party did not. The 7 mile bridge is both exhilarating and terrifying. Uber is a viable option for the weak at heart. There is a lot of debris on the paths. Our group had 4 nail related flat tires. The amenities are great along the way and there are bike shops along the way. Riding from Key West to Key Largo, the head wind was a factor. We all agreed that we would do the trail again.
We started at the North End near the Commodore Trail entrance and rode south. There are a dozen or more free-parking spots around the circle. The trail on this end is bumpy due to large tree roots, which slows you down. Once you pass Matheson Park, (the Trail goes into/thru the park for about 2-3 blocks distance, turn into the park, stay to the right, and pick up the trail on the right), after you exit from the park you must cross the road (we missed the sign) then turn right, into a gated community onto Snapper Lane/105th Street. Having missed the trail sign, we backtracked, then stopped at the gate house to asked the gate keeper if she knew where the Old Cutler Trail was. She said she is asked that question "all the time", then directed us thru the gate she opened for us, told us to go straight for a quarter mile, then on the right, go thru an opening in the black fence where the trail resumes. From then on the trail (is very well marked) has less shade the further you go, but the surface is smooth. It crosses several intersections. with heavy road traffic. Maybe because it was a Sunday, there were lots of cars, trucks pulling boats, jet skis, etc. It was getting late (6pm) so we turned around about a mile or two from the end, stopping at a shopping center to get something to eat/drink. Overall, trail was nice, we felt safe the whole time, you pass thru some upscale neighborhoods, you never felt isolated, and if you stop at Matheson Park for awhile, you can rent a kayak or paddle board or swim. Made for a nice afternoon to cycle the trail and get some exercise, but i doubt this was a former "rail" converted to a "trail". If you are looking to cover some distance, ride to get your heart rate up, and be alone with mother nature, this would not meet that goal. The trail seems more like a shared bike/walk trail that connects all the neighborhoods along Cutler Road.
Not sure if this trail is closed but we tried locating on both ends by 9336 and by manatee bay no luck
Lots of iguanas and ducks,signs that have crocodile on them and says do not feed wildlife,there should be some kind of fence.In 4.5 miles i saw only 3 cyclists.Wont be coming again as i dont like reptiles.
This is a nice ride with views of ocean and Miami skyline. Plenty of parking at the beaches and parks. Much of the trail is along the shoulder, but in the rural areas it is double lined for vehicle traffic and the bike lane is painted green, pretty cool.
My boyfriend and I went out today and really enjoyed the first several miles. We spotted over 60 iguanas and tons of ducks and really enjoyed the ride. After about 5 miles though, trash starts becoming more and more prevalent, and the neighborhood starts getting worse. At one point the water was completely covered with sludge and trash. I think we’d do the nicer half again, but I don’t think this will be one that we use for a through ride.
Disappointed, went today with my daughter (in a wheelchair) to check on the trail because is not far from home, There’s construction in the Turnpike and there are machines in the trail, there’s some construcción in the street also and made difficult finding a spot to park. Hope this will get better in the near future
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