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Adams Key Trail

A brushy trail beginning from the picnic area on the remote Adams Key.

Hiking Easy

1.5 km
1 m
1 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
0 m
High Point
1 m
Adams Key Trail Map

Adams Key is a small island with a dock in Biscayne National Park. It has no campground, only a day use area maintained by the Park Service. If you boat or paddle to Adams, you’ll find a picnic pavilion and a toilet, and little else. This island gets many fewer visitors than Boca Chita or Elliot Key, so it’s a good place to find solitude and sea life. If you want to stretch your legs while there, walk this short loop trail. It goes from the picnic area through hammock forest and almost to the other side of the island. It doesn’t get a lot of traffic, so you may find it overgrown or hard to follow in places.




Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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