About the Trail

Original rock road to Coconut Grove from Miami (present-day Commodore Trail), c. 1890. (Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection, Library of Congress)

The Commodore Trail traces its roots to the first settlers in our region. Then as now, it is a vital link connecting those who live and work along the shores of Biscayne Bay. Click here to learn about the rich history of this historic path, which includes some of area’s oldest and most architecturally significant structures.

Today’s Commodore Trail is a important piece of Miami-Dade County’s expanding trail system. The north portal of the five-mile route connects with the Rickenbacker Trail near Alice Wainwright Park, and the south portal crosses the bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the Coral Gables Waterway and connects with the Old Cutler Trail at Cartagena (Cocoplum) Circle.

Nearly 20,000 people live within a quarter mile of the Trail, and nearly 36,000 people live within half a mile. A continuous multimodal corridor, the Commodore Trail connects pedestrians, runners, cyclists, and others to:

3 major multi-use trails (Rickenbacker, Underline, Old Cutler)

3 Metrorail stations (Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, Douglas)

10 public parks (Wainwright, Steele, Kennedy, Regatta, Myers, Peacock, Kirk Munroe Tennis Center, Barnacle, Sunrise Harbor, Ingraham)

11+ historic locations (Vizcaya, Miami City Hall, Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, Barnacle, Mariah Brown House, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Plymouth Church, El Jardin, Kampong, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas House, and more)

11 public and private schools (LaSalle, Ransom Everglades, St. Stephens, Coconut Grove Elem., Frances S. Tucker Elem., Plymouth Preschool, St. Hugh Catholic School, Chabad of Miami, Carrollton School, Vanguard)

In addition to functioning as a major corridor for transportation and recreation, the Commodore Trail connects many of MIami’s most important historic, cultural, and recreational sites. Click the image below for an overview of the Trail’s numerous connections and attractions.