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South Florida's Best and Most Scenic Running Trails

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Will all the glitz and glamour in Miami, we sometimes need to get a little dirt on those running sneakers and inhale some fresh Florida air. Instead of pounding the pavement on crowded city streets and pristine suburbs, find your zen while speeding through some of South Florida's best and most scenic running trails, from West Palm Beach to Key Biscayne.

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Quiet Waters Park

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Not sure if you’re ready to go full nature girl? Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach boasts 1.5 miles of paved running paths along with a 3,500-foot nature trail to immerse yourself in the tropical ecosystem of South Florida. (Level: Beginner)

West Delray Regional Park

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This park offers 2.5 miles of single-track, multi-use intermediate trails along with a tamer walking path. Runners please play nice with the mountain bikers! (Level: Beginner to Intermediate)
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Vista View Park

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Despite its (kinda) redundant name, South Florida runners flock to Vista View Park for the opportunity to train on rare, hilly terrain. In addition to a 1.2 mile loop trail, runners can also utilize the paved, multi use pathways and 0.5 mile fitness trail complete with exercise stations.(Level: Beginner to Intermediate)

Okeeheelee Nature Center

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2.5 miles of trails include paved trails which are wheelchair and stroller-accessible and soft-surface trails which lead into more remote areas of the sanctuary along with 3.2-mile, single-track trail designed for mountain bikers. Run responsibly! (Level: Beginner to Intermediate)

Oleta River State Park

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As Florida's largest urban park, Oleta offers nine miles of continuous trails that are open to runners, hikers and mountain bikers alike. Runners can expect rugged, varied terrain including roots, rocks and hills. (Level: Intermediate to Advanced)

Amelia Earhart Park

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Enjoy over eight miles of lakeside trail running in one of Miami’s most popular parks. Keep in mind these trails are designed for mountain biking, so please, run responsibly! (Level: Intermediate to Advanced)

Dyer Park

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Dyer Park offers 7.1 miles of trails (designated as mountain bike trails but open to conscientious runners) including a 4.7-mile, single-track perimeter trail and a 2.4 mile, single-track trail on the “hill” – a capped landfill that provides 55 feet of elevation training for us sea-level Floridians. The park also includes 4.91 miles of paved pathways. (Level: All levels)

David T. Kennedy Park

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Runners of all abilities have to check out the springy, knee-saving running path of David T. Kennedy Park in the Grove. Bonus features include stunning views and a Biscayne Bay breeze, water fountains, and a scattering of outdoor exercise equipment. (Level: Beginner)

Morningside Park

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For those of you Magic City Slickers who aren’t quite ready to get up close and personal with Nature, Morningside Park offers paved, shaded running trails that will you connected to civilization with spectacular views of the South Florida sunrise.. Looking for a longer route? Continue your run through the historic neighborhood. Level: Beginner

Tradewinds Park

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With over 626 acres of recreational space, Tradewinds Park & Stables is one of Broward County's largest parks. Paved paths run throughout the south side of the park, with a cumulative length of approximately 1.75 miles. The park has two certified 5K courses along the roadways and pathways, which are used for runs, walks, and triathlons/duathlons. (Level: Beginner)

Virginia Key

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The four-mile trail system of Virginia Key was built by volunteers and members of the Virginia Key Bike Club and is open to all runners, hikers and, primarily, bikers. Runners, use caution around blind corners, leave your headphones at home, follow the indicated direction of your trail, and don’t climb between trails. (Level: All levels! Trails marked by difficulty- novice, intermediate, or advanced)

Quiet Waters Park

Not sure if you’re ready to go full nature girl? Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach boasts 1.5 miles of paved running paths along with a 3,500-foot nature trail to immerse yourself in the tropical ecosystem of South Florida. (Level: Beginner)

West Delray Regional Park

This park offers 2.5 miles of single-track, multi-use intermediate trails along with a tamer walking path. Runners please play nice with the mountain bikers! (Level: Beginner to Intermediate)
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Vista View Park

Despite its (kinda) redundant name, South Florida runners flock to Vista View Park for the opportunity to train on rare, hilly terrain. In addition to a 1.2 mile loop trail, runners can also utilize the paved, multi use pathways and 0.5 mile fitness trail complete with exercise stations.(Level: Beginner to Intermediate)

Okeeheelee Nature Center

2.5 miles of trails include paved trails which are wheelchair and stroller-accessible and soft-surface trails which lead into more remote areas of the sanctuary along with 3.2-mile, single-track trail designed for mountain bikers. Run responsibly! (Level: Beginner to Intermediate)

Oleta River State Park

As Florida's largest urban park, Oleta offers nine miles of continuous trails that are open to runners, hikers and mountain bikers alike. Runners can expect rugged, varied terrain including roots, rocks and hills. (Level: Intermediate to Advanced)

Amelia Earhart Park

Enjoy over eight miles of lakeside trail running in one of Miami’s most popular parks. Keep in mind these trails are designed for mountain biking, so please, run responsibly! (Level: Intermediate to Advanced)

Dyer Park

Dyer Park offers 7.1 miles of trails (designated as mountain bike trails but open to conscientious runners) including a 4.7-mile, single-track perimeter trail and a 2.4 mile, single-track trail on the “hill” – a capped landfill that provides 55 feet of elevation training for us sea-level Floridians. The park also includes 4.91 miles of paved pathways. (Level: All levels)

David T. Kennedy Park

Runners of all abilities have to check out the springy, knee-saving running path of David T. Kennedy Park in the Grove. Bonus features include stunning views and a Biscayne Bay breeze, water fountains, and a scattering of outdoor exercise equipment. (Level: Beginner)

Morningside Park

For those of you Magic City Slickers who aren’t quite ready to get up close and personal with Nature, Morningside Park offers paved, shaded running trails that will you connected to civilization with spectacular views of the South Florida sunrise.. Looking for a longer route? Continue your run through the historic neighborhood. Level: Beginner

Tradewinds Park

With over 626 acres of recreational space, Tradewinds Park & Stables is one of Broward County's largest parks. Paved paths run throughout the south side of the park, with a cumulative length of approximately 1.75 miles. The park has two certified 5K courses along the roadways and pathways, which are used for runs, walks, and triathlons/duathlons. (Level: Beginner)

Virginia Key

The four-mile trail system of Virginia Key was built by volunteers and members of the Virginia Key Bike Club and is open to all runners, hikers and, primarily, bikers. Runners, use caution around blind corners, leave your headphones at home, follow the indicated direction of your trail, and don’t climb between trails. (Level: All levels! Trails marked by difficulty- novice, intermediate, or advanced)