Bicycling has always been a fun, low-impact and adventurous way to get quality exercise and explore Miami. As cycling reemerges as a reliable and enjoyable form of transportation, Miami boasts some of the best bike paths in the state.

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Rickenbacker Trail
Powell Bridge/Rickenbacker Causeway
104 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Hours: sunrise to sunset

This popular causeway promises spectacular views of Biscayne Bay, and a great tan at one a local beach. The bike trail pans the entire island of Key Biscayne. Along the way, you’ll pass well-known spots including Virginia Key Beach, Crandon Park and the Miami Seaquarium. The 8.5-mile, paved trail ends at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

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Amelia Trail
Amelia Earhart Park
401 E. 65th St.
Hialeah, FL 33014

Price: $6 per car for park access (weekends only)/free otherwise
Hours: sunrise to sunset

Mountain biking lovers will find the expansive bike trail at this park exciting. No matter what your experience level, you can safely manage this trail. The surrounding pine trees, flowers and other vegetation enhance the natural feel on this 7-mile, off-road path.

Oleta River State Park
3400 N.E. 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Price: $6 per vehicle up to eight people/$4 single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle/$2 general park access
Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown

Bike riders from beginners to professionals will get a great workout on this 14-mile, multi-level bike path. As part of the Florida Bicycle Trails System, you can be certain that the trails will offer a fulfilling ride. For intermediate riders, there are more than 10 miles of off-road terrain to navigate. Beginners and those looking for a low-impact ride may use the 4 miles dedicated to that purpose. The park even has a loaner system for helmets for those who forget to bring one with them.

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Old Cutler Trail
Ingraham Terrace Park
4751 Ingraham Ter.
Coral Gables, FL33133

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Hours: sunrise to sunset

This trail encompasses the southern portion of Route 1 of the Miami-Dade County bike trail system. At full 11 miles, bikers can enjoy the scenery of parks including Matheson Hammock and pass popular sites such as The Deering Estate. It’s a fully paved bike path. As a result, cyclers may enjoy get a full workout along with walkers and inline skaters that use the path.

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Snake Creek Trail
Snake Trail Park
19601 N.E. 1st Pl.
North Miami Beach, FL 33179

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Bike Riders coming from areas like Miami Gardens and North Miami Beach can easily access this trail. This 3-mile path is paved, and a portion of it is designated on-street bike lane. Along the way, you’ll pass Snake Creek and East Greynolds Park. The trail ends in the heart of North Miami Beach.

Commodore Trail
Wainwright Park
2845 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33129

Hours: sunrise to sunset

This 5-mile path is a combination of shared road, sidewalk and paved path that includes a northern portion of Route 1. A bike ride is all it takes to get to prominent local attractions including the Viscaya Museum and the Museum of Science Planetarium. Experience the beauty of Miami through parts of the metropolitan area on this beautiful path.

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