We are happy to announce that 95% of the trail is open with minimal obstructions in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
In the middle and lower keys, hurricane cleanup is still in progress. Heavy machinery used to remove debris is often present on the roads and right of ways. Trail users should be attentive to changing trail conditions. Cyclists should be prepared for the possibility of punctured tires when using the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. Also note, in some areas asphalt on the trail was damaged from the storm. Trail users should avoid riding or walking in these areas.
Please see the list below for the sections of trail that are unusable due to remaining debris or asphalt damage.
Trail sections CLOSED due to unsafe conditions:
- MM 71-69.5 Layton- Trail closed due to asphalt damage (approx. 1.5 mile)
- MM 63.5-63 Long Key Bridge South- Trail closed due to asphalt damage (approx. .5 mile)
- MM 60.5-60 Toms Harbor Channel south – Trail closed due to asphalt damage (approx. .5 mile)
- MM 57.5-58 Grassy Key Trail- Trail closed due to clearing debris.
- MM 39-36 Ohio-Missouri Channel Bridge to Bahia Honda Bridge - Trail closed due to asphalt damage and debris. (approx. 2 miles)
- MM 35-34.5- Spanish Harbor Key -Trail closed due to asphalt damage (approx. 1 mile)
As sections of the trail are improved, we will continue to update this list. Please contact the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail Office at (305) 853-3571 if you have any questions. We look forward to your visit to The Real Florida.
This trail status was updated on 2/2/18. Trail conditions can change daily due to the cleanup effort. Even in open sections, trail users should be attentive to changing trail conditions.