Whether you're a runner, jogger, or just like to go on leisurely walks and take in the sights, there are plenty of trails to explore in The Sunshine State. If you're looking for a new way to spice up your morning run, these hiking trails in Florida with waterside views will give you gorgeous sights as you go.

These waterside trails give new meaning to the morning jog, rewarding the eager hiker or runner with scenic views from a great vantage point.

Waterside trails can be found up and down the state, from Pensacola to the Florida Keys. So runners, hikers, and adventurers won't have to hunt for the perfect trail.

These trails can vary in degree of difficulty, from easy runs on pavement to more rugged jogs on sandy beach trails.

Regardless of the trail type, these gorgeous Florida hikes will give you a breath of fresh air and amazing views to boot when you traverse these paths.

Take your morning jog to the next level, with these gorgeous waterside hiking trails.

Black Island Trail 

Price: $8 per vehicle

Address: 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL

Why You Need To Go: You can run, walk, or cycle this 5-mile route on Black Island Trail in Lover's Key State Park.  

Sand Pine Loop 

Price: $6 per vehicle

Address: 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy., Pensacola, FL

Why You Need To Go: Jog past sandy beaches, shining bays, and flatlands at this 3.5-mile trail within Big Lagoon State Park

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Hiking

Price: $6 per vehicle

Address: 7525 W. County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Why You Need To Go: With over 15 total miles of hiking paths, these routes will lead you past rare coastal dunes lakes, and exotic flora.

Little Talbot Island Dune Ridge Trail

Price: $5 per vehicle

Address: 12157 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Make the run on the 2.5-mile paved trail or right along the beach

Virginia Key Trail 

Price: $6 per vehicle

Address: 4029 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Walk and bike this 4.1-mile trail with the beauty of Biscayne Bay in your sightlines. 

Bayshore Greenway

Price: Free 

Address: Bayshore Dr., Tampa, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Take a 4.5-mile long morning jog along Tampa Bay on the world's largest continuous sidewalk.

Get those running shoes ready, pump up those bike tires, and hit these waterside trails for a gorgeous day out!


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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