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Biscayne-Everglades Greenway is a work in process, ultimately envisioned as a 42-mile paved loop trail providing a safe, vehicle-free route from Everglades National Park to Biscayne National Park. Partially complete, much is still in development and will be completed in phases. A paved section at Homestead was recently completed. The sections at both east and west ends are currently on existing canal trails, others are along the road. The Greenway will connect to natural, cultural and historical sites, and link to other trails in the South Dade network including Biscayne Trail, Black Creek Trail, and Krome Ave. Path.
Overview Map... Biscayne-Everglades Greenway
Mileage: Varies, 3 miles paved completed, 42 when
Surface: Short paved sections; dirt, gravel
Location: Miami-Dade County (See map)
End Points: Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park,
Nearby points of interest: Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, Coral Castle Museum, Florida Pioneer Museum
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The Biscayne-Everglades Greenway is a highly anticipated work in progress that will help revitalize the area through eco-tourism. When complete, it will be the first "green" route to connect two National Parks. The Greenway is a joint project of Miami-Dade County, the City of Homestead, and the Florida Dept. of Transportation.
We visit sections of the Greenway from east to west, and will continue to track progress in the future.
We visited along the canals at Biscayne National Park. An inviting short section here and over a bridge is paved, then it's dirt and gravel surface. There's a grassy area across the road used for parking, or park at the National Park (no fee) and bike over. Marked as Bike Route 14, going north it follows the L31E Canal path, and going west it follows the North Canal path.
From start at the bridge and heading north, the path follows L31E one-half mile and over a bridge to C103-Mowry Trail where the Greenway turns west to Homestead. To the east, a path runs along another canal to the Bay. Construction was underway on this visit and the path was closed. However, we were able to go around the construction and ride to the Bay. This area is popular with fishermen, unfortunately a lot of trash was strewn around.
Note: Intersecting canal levees in this area offer more biking. Continue north 7 miles along L31E to Coconut Palm Drive to connect to the paved Biscayne and Black Creek Trails.
Cross the bridge to continue on the Greenway to the North Canal Path to Homestead. This runs on the north side of the canal, across the canal is the road to Biscayne National Park. There were some trails off the path that looked intriguing, but it was getting late so we didn't explore.
In March 2023 an inaugural ride took place on 3 completed, paved miles of Greenway, starting from Harris Field Park and going east - we'll report more details on our next trip. Now designated as “Gateway to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks," Homestead is being revitalized. With restaurants, shops, museums, hotels, and recreational facilities, it's well-positioned as a welcome stop along the Greenway. From January to April, a guided trolley tour also runs on weekends to the parks.
Note: At Krome Ave. (SR 997), link to the Krome Path, 18.5 miles to US 41 (Tamiami Trail).
The Greenway will link to Everglades National Park at the Coe Visitor Center along SR 9336. Currently, an unpaved trail runs from SR 9336 north along the C-111 Canal (it connects to the C-113 Canal, which then runs east to Homestead). Along SR 9336, it's on-road, about one mile west to the park entry station and another half mile to Coe Visitor Center.
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