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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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1. Quiet Waters Park

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401 S Powerline Rd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 357-5100
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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)

2. West Delray Regional Park

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10875 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33446
(561) 966-6600
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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

3. Vista View Park

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4001 SW 142nd Ave
Davie, FL 33330
(954) 357-8898
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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)

4. Okeeheelee Nature Center

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7715 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
(561) 233-1400
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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)

5. Oleta River State Park

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3400 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 919-1846
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)

6. Amelia Earhart Park

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401 E 65th St
Hialeah, FL 33013
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)

7. Dyer Park

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7301 Haverhill Rd N
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 966-6600
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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)

8. David T. Kennedy Park

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2400 S Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 416-1318
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)

9. Morningside Park

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750 NE 55th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 795-1834
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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

10. Tradewinds Park

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3600 W Sample Rd
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
(954) 357-8870
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)

11. Virginia Key

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Arthur Lamb Jr. Rd
Miami, FL 33149
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)

1. Quiet Waters Park

401 S Powerline Rd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
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)
401 S Powerline Rd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

2. West Delray Regional Park

10875 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33446
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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)
10875 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33446

3. Vista View Park

4001 SW 142nd Ave, Davie, FL 33330
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)
4001 SW 142nd Ave
Davie, FL 33330

4. Okeeheelee Nature Center

7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33413
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)
7715 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413

5. Oleta River State Park

3400 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
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)
3400 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

6. Amelia Earhart Park

401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL 33013
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)
401 E 65th St
Hialeah, FL 33013

7. Dyer Park

7301 Haverhill Rd N, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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)
7301 Haverhill Rd N
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

8. David T. Kennedy Park

2400 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133
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)
2400 S Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33133

9. Morningside Park

750 NE 55th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
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
750 NE 55th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

10. Tradewinds Park

3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066
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)
3600 W Sample Rd
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

11. Virginia Key

Arthur Lamb Jr. Rd, Miami, FL 33149
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)
Arthur Lamb Jr. Rd
Miami, FL 33149