Oleta River State Park is located in the busy Miami metropolitan area on Biscayne Bay. Although it offers a variety of recreational opportunities, the park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, ranging from novice trails to challenging trails for experienced bicyclists.
Situated along the scenic Oleta River and Biscayne Bay, Oleta River State Park offers visitors the perfect setting for doing everything from mountain biking and kayaking to absolutely nothing!
The 1,033-acre park is one of the largest urban parks in South Florida and is located within minutes of the hustle and bustle of North Miami Beach. Because Miami is flat and coastal, most people are surprised to learn that the park is home to some of the best mountain bike trails in Florida, with 15 miles of trails for novice and experienced riders. Walkers and joggers enjoy three miles of paved trails that offer scenic views of the waterways through mangrove forests. Along twisting and turning trails, riders see various birds and animals.
The Oleta River Outdoor Center rents canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards, and bicycles. Dozens of picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come-first-served basis. A playground is available for children. Visitors can swim in the lagoon or fish from the pier or along the shore. Dolphins and manatees are frequently seen by kayakers.