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Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail


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Henry Flagler had a vision: link Key West to the mainland with a railroad. Many said it couldn't be done, but the vision was fulfilled in 1912 when a steam-powered locomotive chugged into Key West, the first train to use the Florida Overseas Railway. Now, a paved multi-use trail follows the old rail line, allowing users to intimately experience coastal hamlets and take in views of shimmering Gulf and ocean waters. It joins a long list of outstanding Florida walking, hiking and biking trails. John Pennekamp, the nation's first undersea park, can be found along the way. The 70-mile trail will eventually grow to 106.5 miles long, extending the entire length of the Keys. Although not yet contiguous, the current length is still worth the ride.

  • Designation:
  • Geographic Trail,
  • Disabled Traveler Information:
  • Wheelchair-friendly,
  • Trail Information:
  • Length of Trail (in miles) 70, Paved, Trail Contact Florida Department of Environmental Protection, State Park Service, Key Largo 305-853-3571

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Your map is several years out of date
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