With temperatures a bit warmer this winter, it is a perfect time to take a trip down the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail State Park? Of the future 106 mile paved trail, 90 miles are now complete. The Keys are referenced in mile markers and our trail begins at mile marker 106 in Key Largo and ends at mile marker 0 in Key West. Our newest section of trail is from Bay Point Key to...
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Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Welcome to Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT) features more than 70 miles of existing trail paved in segments along a planned, 106-mile corridor from Key Largo (Mile Marker 106.4) to Key West (Mile Marker 0.) Much of the remaining trail is now in design or under construction by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation through a federal grant program for alternative transportation.
Stemming from a locally-inspired vision and master plan, the FKOHT is a multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facility that serves as a recreational and alternative transportation corridor for the Florida Keys. Paralleling U.S. Highway 1, which is designated as a National Scenic Highway and All-American Road, this recreational pathway incorporates 23 of the historic Flagler Railroad bridges, offering a scenic venue for hiking, running, bicycling, skating, sightseeing, fishing and kayaking. There are camping opportunities available at some of the state parks and some private campsites.
The existing FKOHT is paved in segments along the corridor from Key Largo to Key West, with the longest, continuous section of paved trail currently located in the Upper Keys between MM 106 at Key Largo and through MM 72 at Islamorada, Village of Islands. The trail and its historic bridges also provide a beneficial, alternative transportation route that links the Keys' island communities.
The trail offers access to many points of interest and ecological resources throughout the Keys, including the Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, The Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge, Crocodile Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Key West National Marine Sanctuary, as well as 10 state parks.
Please be aware that that there are community events, road projects, utility repairs, etc. that may impact the trail throughout the 106 miles of the Florida Keys. Although they impact the trail, we don’t always have control over the activities being performed by other agencies and groups and may not have up-to-date information on them. For your convenience, we have added the following planning resources link that may help provide additional information on these type of activities when planning your trip.
76 miles, paved in segments, 30 miles in development.