As one of the sunniest places in the U.S., there’s nothing better than getting outdoors and enjoying the pleasant weather in Key West. At Compass Realty, one of our favorite ways to relish the weather is to go hiking. There are a ton of excellent hiking trails near Key West to discover. On your hikes, you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping scenery that you can only find in Key West. 

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking in Key West

With so many great hiking trails in Key West, it can be difficult to decide which to explore first. The Compass Realty team is here to help you get on the right path; we’ve created a helpful guide to hiking in the Key West area to get you started.

Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park

Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park isn’t your typical park; it’s part of the Key West Wildlife Center. Their nature trail is an excellent place to relax and take in a variety of wildlife. The trail includes a pond, where you might be able to spot turtles, and two aviaries. You can observe species of migratory birds at the aviaries, adding a little extra excitement to this hike. We have several vacation homes near this unique park. 

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Stroll through history and take in spectacular natural beauty at the southernmost state park, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park. At this historic site, you’ll learn how the fort played an instrumental role in the Civil War and Spanish-American War. Aside from walking around the fort, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is a hub of exceptional hiking trails. Keep your eyes peeled for birds; egrets, in particular, are a common sighting. 

The Key West Nature Preserve

If you’re looking for a place to take a leisurely stroll, head to Key West Nature Preserve. The hike here is short and sweet, but its beauty makes it worth a trip. You’ll walk on a boardwalk through a rare undeveloped part of Key West, surrounded by trees. Eventually, you’ll make it to a quiet beach. Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean before making a quick walk back. 

Enjoy Lovely Accommodations in Sunny Key West

After your hiking adventures, come back, unwind, and share your stories of the day at your Key West vacation rental from Compass Realty. Our vast selection of vacation rentals in Key West ensures we have the perfect accommodations for every type of vacation. To book your stay with us, please book online or call us at 305-292-1881.