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Mala Compra

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.28 out of 5
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Intermediate
6
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
-51
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Mostly intermediate trail, with a few red sections towards the middle of the trail. The trail has great canopy throughout and all hardpack, even in the middle of Florida's brutal summer. The trail contains some pretty good short technical, challenging climbs followed by abrupt, shifty descents. You'll find a few little bridges over water and some really sweet ridge line sections with a couple areas leaving no margin for error. Lots of roots towards the end of the trail, almost too much, a bit redundant after a while. The trail is, for the most part, well marked, but a few areas are bit confusing and you may need to stop and think for a second.
added by joetuttEpic September 25, 2010
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

June 8, 2016
Ron Dech Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail has a high fun factor! I've ridden it twice, in the past two weekends. It's shaded for good summer riding. Most of it is rated Intermediate if you conclude an unpaved bike path is easy/novice. About half way in you come to Cloud Nine. The entrance has a little rock-over feature in an attempt to encourage riders with baby seats to continue on the Intermediate trail. I still haven't ridden all of Cloud Nine without dabbing or walking a section or two.
I recently moved to central FL from my SoFL home just 3mi from the Markham Park trailhead. I've had the good fortune to ride NC, SC, GA, CO, UT, CA and HI. My technical skills are not expert level, but after riding for 20 years and BMX as a kid, I think I'm capable of cleaning Cloud Nine before too long. Thank you to the Flagler Area Biking guys for your excellent building skills and maintenance.

Similar Trail: Quiet Waters before Hurricane Wilma

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Bunny Hop

May 30, 2016
 
Review: Mala Compra was double diamond trails are very challenging but overall the trail was great! Tried it after doing graham swamp trail. The loop wasn't marked really well, a bit confusing.

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Trailblazer


May 23, 2016
bboehman Trailblazer  
 
Review: This trail was a mile from where we stayed so I was able to just ride to it so I rode it nearly everyday that week. It was a lot of fun and didn't get old! Some sections were very challenging adding to the fun!

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May 15, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: great trail cloud 9 is a must do for experienced riders.

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Gramcounter


May 10, 2016
mlombar17 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Cloud 9 inner loop not for the faint of heart, double black diamond. Outside loop fast and fun.

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Bunny Hop

April 24, 2016
speedliner Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Very cool ride after Graham Swamp. It starts out pretty flat with some switch backs. There are plenty of roots. Once you back into the trail it has several difficult obstacles.

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Granny Gear

April 19, 2016
kmb5010 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail. Well marked. Stay on the blue trail for a nice fairly easy ride. Take the cloud section if you want to test your skills. This is a very difficult area. But really fun! I could easily spend all day in this section! Highly recommended this trail. And with graham swamp only 15 mins away. Spend the weekend and ride both!

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Granny Gear

January 23, 2016
Tpoppydude Granny Gear  
 
Review: BEST trail in palm coast good starter trail

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Singletrack


January 12, 2016
hproctor Singletrack  
 
Review: Only the lack of mileage keeps this from being one of Florida's premier trails. Most of the trail is tight, twisting, root filled ride but the black/double black diamond sections are burly. Anyone less then an expert will find the natural & man made features very challenging. The Atlantic beach is only a .8 mile double track ride away and Captain's BBQ is just across from the TH on the intercoastal waterway only adds to attraction.

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Granny Gear

January 5, 2016
staugbiker Granny Gear  
 
Review: I'm a pretty good biker and I brought my 12 year old daughter with me we stayed on the blue and it was pretty easy there was lots of fun roots and a few terrain parts that she did but is fun after we went on the black and it was pretty difficult but we just walked over some things but had a blast super fun PS we went during winter so don't know what the big situation is but heard its like any woods on Florida

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Mala Compra MTB Trail 4.28 out of 5 based on 54 ratings. 54 user reviews.
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