Hike. Bike. Repeat. 5 Must-Try Trails

Looking for a great spot to hike or bike in South Florida? Try one of these trails in The Palm Beaches.

The Palm Beaches are the place for you, especially if you're an active traveler. Besides the year-round sunshine and pristine beaches, this part of sun-filled South Florida is home to miles and miles of nature trails of various levels and lengths. Luckily for you, we’ve narrowed down the list to 5 Great Places to Hike and Bike in The Palm Beaches.

If you like to ride in luxury: The Lake TrailPalm Beach
Only in The Palm Beaches can you bike through the backyards of the wealthy and famous. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, this path takes you by elegant mansions and the crystal blue ocean; the perfect backdrop for an easy ride with a luxurious palm tree-lined view along the way. Feel like venturing off the beaten path? There’s tons to explore down the iconic Worth Avenue.

If you’re a history buff: Riverbend ParkJupiter
Discover one of the most scenic parks in South Florida, where adventure is waiting for you. No matter where you set your sights, you'll see a panorama of beauty and an abundance of native wildlife, including deer, turkey, raccoons, otters, birds, and much more. This park is comprised of the historic headwaters of the Loxahatchee Wild and Scenic River and a preserved battlefield from the Seminole War.
 

If you’re looking for family fun: Okeeheelee ParkWest Palm Beach
Anticipate some family-friendly fun when you travel to Okeeheelee Park. With more than 900 acres of land, it is one of the largest parks in The Palm Beaches. You can bike to your heart’s content with miles of bicycle and walking trails. Towards the back of park is Okeeheelee Nature Center which features 2.5 miles of trails winding through pine flatwoods and wetlands. Highlights of the center include hands-on exhibits, animal encounters and a nature related gift shop. Afterward, go boating, or take an afternoon picnic with the kids. 
 

If you’re a nature enthusiast: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife RefugeBoynton Beach
Located in the most northern part of the Everglades wetlands, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge feels like you’ve stepped straight into the jungle. Encompassing more than 145,000 acres of marshland, this native ecosystem provides refuge to American alligators, endangered snail kites and many species of birds. With such beautiful and serene scenery, it's easy to see why this is the perfect space to hit the trail and connect with Mother Nature. If it’s your first time visiting, make sure to stop by the visitor center for some interesting exhibits.

Arthur R. Marshal Wildlife Refuge
Photo Courtesy of Arthur R. Marshall Wildlife Refuge

If you like a little variety: Juno Dunes Natural Area - Juno Beach
This diverse coastal scrub environment located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway is home to the largest area of scrub habitat in The Palm Beaches. Adjacent to Loggerhead Park, Juno Dues has great view of the surrounding area atop an ancient sand dune, as well as several miles of trails. Afterward, try a tour of the local sea turtle rehabilitation center, Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Looking for outdoor events and adventure?  Check out Palm Beach County's Environmental Resources Management events calendar.

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