Miami, FL Trails and Parks

Miami has 17 trails in the vicinity, including 7 hiking trails and 3 for rail-trails. These trails range from 0 to 60 miles in length. The most popular trails are Oleta River State Park, Shark Valley Trail and Shark Valley Birdland: Tamiami Trail to Miccosukee Cultural Center. Trails.com member Ed D. recently completed Shark Valley - Everglades National Park.
  • Oleta River State Park

    11 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    North of Miami, the Oleta River drains a portion of the Everglades into Biscayne Bay. Between these two bodies of water, over six miles of trail have been developed for whoever chooses to roll ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    North of Miami, the Oleta River drains a portion of the Everglades into Biscayne Bay. Between these two bodies of water, ...

  • Along the Park Road - Everglades National Park

    5 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Includes: Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo Trails, Pinelands Trail, Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook Trail, Mahogany Hammock Trail, West Lake Trail, Long Pine Key. It’s possible to walk the 45-mile length from the ...
    •  Varies with several short trail options
    •  Guide

    Includes: Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo Trails, Pinelands Trail, Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook Trail, Mahogany Hammock Trail, West Lake ...

  • Shark Valley Trail

    2 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Hike, bike, or ride a tram on a paved trail through a vast Everglades marsh. The trail is a nature photographer’s playground. The trailhead is at the west end of the parking lot by the canal. ...
    •  Day Trip
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike, bike, or ride a tram on a paved trail through a vast Everglades marsh. The trail is a nature photographer’s playground. The ...

  • Fakahatchee Boardwalk

    1 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    The Fakahatchee Strand, about 20 miles long and 3 to 5 miles wide, is the major drainage slough of the southwestern Big Cypress Swamp. It holds the largest stand of native royal palms and the ...
    •  0.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Fakahatchee Strand, about 20 miles long and 3 to 5 miles wide, is the major drainage slough of the southwestern Big Cypress ...

  • Shark Valley - Everglades National Park

    1 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Includes: Bobcat Hammock Boardwalk, Otter Cave Trail. Although Shark Valley is not as well-known as other regions in the park, its 15-mile long, hard-surfaced trail penetrating directly into ...
    •  Varies with two short trails
    •  Guide

    Includes: Bobcat Hammock Boardwalk, Otter Cave Trail. Although Shark Valley is not as well-known as other regions in the ...

  • Miami, Key Biscayne, & Fort Lauderdale, FL

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Visitors to Miami frequently stop in nearby Key Biscayne (both are in Dade County) before going just 30 miles north to Fort Lauderdale, in Broward County. It makes sense to discuss these destinations ...
    •  Up to a week's worth of fun.
    •  Guide

    Visitors to Miami frequently stop in nearby Key Biscayne (both are in Dade County) before going just 30 miles north to Fort ...

  • Shark Valley Birdland: Tamiami Trail to Miccosukee Cultural Center

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    A 60-mile round-trip drive straight into the wet sawgrass prairie of the Everglades along the Tamiami Trail, beginning about 10 miles west of Miami. The drive crosses the famous flat prairie ...
    •  60 miles
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    A 60-mile round-trip drive straight into the wet sawgrass prairie of the Everglades along the Tamiami Trail, beginning about ...

  • Miami Area

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    This chapter on the birding areas around the Miami area includes descriptions of the bird-watching at these various destinations: Miami Shores, Biscayne Gardens, Miami Springs, South Miami, Bill ...
    •  0 miles
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    This chapter on the birding areas around the Miami area includes descriptions of the bird-watching at these various destinations: ...

  • Florida Atlantic Beaches: Miami Area Beaches

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Through the exclusive shops of Bal Harbor, well known as the favorite shopping district of the hoi polloi, and the condos of Surfside, public beaches are hard to find on A1A. But then, just when ...
    •  Guide

    Through the exclusive shops of Bal Harbor, well known as the favorite shopping district of the hoi polloi, and the condos ...

  • Miami Area

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Miami is an international city. It’s not only the business capital of the Caribbean Islands, but also a playground for wealthy European, Central American, and South American travelers. Miami ...
    •  Guide

    Miami is an international city. It’s not only the business capital of the Caribbean Islands, but also a playground for wealthy ...

  • Loop Road Scenic Drive

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Sightsee by vehicle or bicycle on a road that is paved on the east end for 8 miles and gravel the remainder of the way, with opportunities to stop and explore on foot. Loop Road traverses cypress ...
    •  1 hour or more
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    Sightsee by vehicle or bicycle on a road that is paved on the east end for 8 miles and gravel the remainder of the way, with ...

  • Big Cypress Preserve

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Because of plans in the 1970s to turn part of the Big Cypress Swamp into a giant airport, Congress in 1974 established the 900-square-mile Big Cypress National Preserve, a vital source of water ...
    •  11 miles
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    Because of plans in the 1970s to turn part of the Big Cypress Swamp into a giant airport, Congress in 1974 established the ...

  • Miami-Dade County Parks

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Greynolds, one of south Florida’s finest urban retreats, lies on the west bank of the Oleta River, virtually right downtown. Still, a swath of mangroves allows herons, ibis, and egrets to flourish ...
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    Greynolds, one of south Florida’s finest urban retreats, lies on the west bank of the Oleta River, virtually right downtown. ...

  • Oleta River State Park

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Located on Biscayne Bay in the Miami metro area, Oleta River is Florida’s largest urban park. It made its reputation from miles of off-road bicycling trails, rated from novice to challenging. ...
    •  Guide

    Located on Biscayne Bay in the Miami metro area, Oleta River is Florida’s largest urban park. It made its reputation from ...

  • Rickenbacker Trail

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    Rickenbacker Trail begins in southern Miami and continues south along the Rickenbacker Causeway/Crandon Boulevard about 8.5 miles, traversing the length of Key Biscayne. Along this popular route, ...
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Rickenbacker Trail begins in southern Miami and continues south along the Rickenbacker Causeway/Crandon Boulevard about 8.5 ...

  • M-Path Trail

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    One of Florida’s oldest railrails, the 9.4-mile M-Path rail is located underneath Miami-Dade Transit’s MetroRail, making it a rail-with-trail. Together with the passenger rail service, the trail ...
    •  9.4 miles
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    One of Florida’s oldest railrails, the 9.4-mile M-Path rail is located underneath Miami-Dade Transit’s MetroRail, making ...

  • Black Creek Trail (Miami-Dade)

    0 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    The Black Creek Trail connects Black Point Park and Marina in Homestead to Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami. At Black Point Park, you can enter Biscayne National Park via a short, quarter-mile ...
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Black Creek Trail connects Black Point Park and Marina in Homestead to Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami. At Black ...