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Best Places to Jog in Miami

Between the ocean and the lush landscapes, Miami always has something special to offer—and the best way to explore any city is on foot. Whether you’re a marathon runner or simply a casual jogger, you’ll find the perfect trail in our selection of jogging paths in Miami.

By Maryline Lacorre 13 Apr 2021

South Beach

This route starts at 23rd Street and takes you to Government Cut. Here, you can run along the ocean and see the cruise boats pulling out of Port Miami. The distance is about 2.5 miles one way, and there are no major obstacles—except maybe the foot traffic when the beachgoers are packing up to go home.

Downtown Miami / Brickell

This approximately 7.2-mile route starts north of Maurice Ferré Park, next to the Pérez Art Museum. Follow the bay along Maurice Ferré Park, then join Bayfront Park and follow the Miami Riverwalk to the bridge at Brickell Avenue. Once you cross the bridge, you will take the River Walk Trail at Brickell Point until you reach Brickell Key Drive. Then, you can run along Brickell Key to return to Brickell Avenue.

The Underline

The Underline is a 10-mile linear park stretching from Brickell to South Miami. There are many spots along the way where you can relax, exercise in an outdoor gym, or take a rest. This trail is ideal for those seeking some shade because the route follows the Metro Rail path. 

Key Biscayne

This 9-mile trail starts on the Rickenbacker Causeway and finishes in Crandon Park. The trail is Miami’s most popular running destination and is known for its “big bridge,” the William Powell Bridge, which serves as an observation deck (80 feet above sea level) for viewing the Miami skyline. The trail takes you past the Crandon Marina and continues to Crandon Park where, if you’re adventurous, you can continue your run surrounded by nature on one of the various trails. The park even has a fully restored mangrove habitat.

Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park is the ideal place to run surrounded by nature. It has a total of 15 miles of multi-use trails, and the area offers a wide variety of activities, from running and biking to paddling. Start your run at the Oleta River Outdoor Center and follow the different trails, some of which have a change in elevation, with some man-made dredging and a nice canopy of foliage.

Where to live close to these jogging trails

- Miami Beach: South of Fifth is a great neighborhood for those seeking a variety of outdoor and sporting activities. Indeed, the neighborhood is very walkable and is close to the beach as well as many shops and restaurants. If you’d prefer to live further north, Mid-Beach offers luxury condos with 5-star amenities such as Faena House, The Edition residences, or Beach House 8.

- Downtown: There are some luxury condos close to Maurice Ferré Park, such as One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid. This architectural masterpiece offers east-to-west flow-through floor plans with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Miami skyline. Nearby is the Paramount World Center, a luxury building known to have the most amenities of any condominium in the world. 

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One Thousand Museum

- Brickell: Close to the Underline is the Brickell Flatiron. This 64-story glass tower offers a high standard of quality and wide elliptical balconies with bay and city views. The building is also close to Brickell City Center and Shops at Mary Brickell Village. An incoming residential tower, UNA Residences, will soon rise in Brickell—for those looking to buy in the area in the near future, this new development will be ready in 2023.

- Key Biscayne: The island is known for its many luxury villas facing the ocean, but there are luxury condos, too. If you want to enjoy the many trails of Crandon Park, living in Oceana Key Biscayne is a good option. Indeed, this residential building faces the ocean and offers direct access to the beach. 

- Oleta River State Park: The park is located close to Sunny Isles Beach, home to the most exclusive condos in Miami. Indeed, world-renowned names have built and designed 5-star buildings: Porsche Design Tower, Ritz-Carlton Residences, Residences by Armani Casa …

For more information about available properties close to your favorite jogging spots, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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