Boca Chita Trail

Short loop among palm trees and sunny forest on Boca Chita Key.

Hiking Easy

Distance
922 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
0 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
0 m
High Point
1 m
Gradient
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Boca Chita Trail Map

Description

Boca Chita is the most-visited island in Biscayne National Park. It has a good-sized harbor and a grassy campground, as well as picnic areas, small sand beaches, and a stone lighthouse. To go for a walk on the island, you can follow this short trail loop. It’s a sandy path that starts in a grassy field with scattered palm trees, then goes into leafy hardwood forest. It more or less traces the south perimeter of the island, finding a few secluded beach areas between mangrove thickets. You might bring a camp chair and cooler to sit and enjoy the solitary views.

Difficulty

Easy

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.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

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

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