Palm Beach/West Palm Beach

Jupiter – Best Running Spots

Jupiter is 15 miles north of Palm Beach and is a popular vacation destinations. Here are some of the best places to run in Jupiter
Juno Beach Pier Area. This is one of the better beachside running spots in the area. Run the 0.2 miles out Juno Beach Pier, a popular fishing pier. There is good running along A1A (Ocean Dr.) in this area, as there are sidewalks and good ocean views from just south of the Pier, for about 1.5 miles to just north of Ocean Bluffs Rd. Running on the beach: You can run for several miles on the beach, but the sand tends to be softer and muddier.

Riverbend Park. Courtesy: Florida Hikes

Riverbend Park. This 666-acre park split by the Loxahatchee River is a good, shaded spot to run on some more rugged trails and enjoy some tropical foliage. There are 10 miles of trails, mainly on compacted shell rock. Design your own route here. There is some nice running along the river. Riverbend to Riverwalk loop is 2.5 miles. Park Info. Can also add on 2 miles of the Jupiter-Indiantown Trail in the Cypress Creek Natural Area.

Jupiter-Indiantown Trail. Trail is being built in phases along a 16.5 mile historic road used from the turn of the century to the late 1950s for travel between Jupiter and Indiantown. It is open to travel by foot, bicycle, and horseback. Best sections for running: 2 miles through Cypress Creek Natural Area, Trailhead/off street parking at Indiantown Rd. Also 5 miles through Hungryland WEA. TrailheadĀ  off CR 711 at Gates 3 & 4 and Old Indiantown Road at Gate 9. Mostly elevated, packed dirt/grass.

Jupiter Island. S. Beach Rd. (Rt. 707) is the main road on Jupiter Island, and runs for about 8 miles north to SE Bridge Rd. The road parallels the beach and makes for a good, long run. There are NOT ocean views for the most part, but there are sidewalks, pleasant homes, and landscaping. Running on the beach: You can run for several miles on the beach, but the sand tends to be softer and muddier.

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