Markham Park

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4.59 out of 5
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13
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Singletrack
↑ 5,100 ft
↓ 4,900 ft
10
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Trail Description
About this trail
There's approximately 10 miles if you follow all the trails available. Conditions vary depending on which portion of the trail you're on. What you're actually riding on is the fill left from when they originally dug the lakes in the park, so conditions go from rocky in some areas to hard packed sand in the forested areas. For the majority though I'd say the trails are nicely packed sand. About the only warning I can give is that unless you enjoy swimming your bike through gigantic puddles, avoid the park after a good rainstorm. The lakes have a tendancy of overflowing into the trails when it storms.
added by stripesTrailblazer December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I'll be there by March 20th. Is there any local rider who could help me to enjoy myself in that cool Tracks? I am from Montreal who will also be bikeless, where can I rent a bike nearby? Thx, Sam. -BigSam146

A: If you are talking 3/20/16 you can email me vincent0529@HOTMAIL.COM

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Granny Gear

September 8, 2016
 
Review: Beginning trails to advanced, it all here.

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Granny Gear

July 28, 2016
mingomtman Granny Gear  
 
Review: Markham Park has an excellent trail system with Novice, Intermediate, Expert and Pro level singletrack trails. I am 52 year old that started riding Markham Park 3 times a week for the last 8 months. I started out on Novice trails on a crap bike and have moved up to a decent bike and riding all expert trails. I have seen the trails in all seasons and wet and dry.
They have excellent maintenance with volunteer organization that appears to be very active and I hope to join them in the future in order to pay forward.
The trails are not pristine groomed, nor would I want them to be. There are fun sections with smooth bank turns, but other areas are roots, ruts and washouts that one would anticipate on a challenging trail system.
The environment is woody forest with great shade. The soil is packed sandy with lots of sharp coral rock. Crashing has a definite risk of lacerations on the rock in some areas. Just ride in control and wear protective gear. Helmet is required to ride on trails.
Can't say enough good things about the trail and the people that ride and volunteer here. Great resource in Broward County.

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Granny Gear

July 4, 2016
Ron Dech Granny Gear  
 
Review: Was in town for the 4th of July weekend and rode the trails for the first time in 3 years. Before going in, I visited with a few friends and noticed more hard-tails than I used to see. I was a little intimidated because I hadn't ridden technical trails in a while. During my ride, I realized the trail is not as rugged as it used to be. It hasn't reduced the fun factor, but increased the speed. So I rode every inch of trail I could in the wet (raining) and felt like a hero. The next morning I rode it again. The only feature I didn't ride was the filter at the start of the gun range trail. I've had the great fortune of riding trails in the Carolinas, TX, AL, CO, UT, HI, & CA, and Markham makes the most of available terrain. Hats-off to you trail volunteers! If visiting from somewhere else, don't miss this one.

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June 29, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: GREAT place to ride! Perfect for novice wanting to get into the sport and build their skill level I have been going here for almost a year 1-2 days a week and still get lost and find new trails.... Its AWESOME!

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Bunny Hop

June 27, 2016
 
Review: Awesome park with great flow and hard packed trails. The technical sections are all awesome.

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Bunny Hop

May 16, 2016
jsoflo Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I have been riding on and off for 25 years, a lot of that off, and jumped back in with my family about 2 years ago. Markham is our "home trail," as we live nearby. Having now traveled to bike at some top spots in the southeast and throughout Florida I can offer this review.
Markham is packed into a County park in suburban Broward county, on the edge of the Everglades. With a population of several million in Broward alone, this place can get quite crowded, you have to plan around that. It is also not particularly long.
But this place will offer you all you can handle. From beginner to advanced, it has something for you. My little crew of friendly riders noted it takes us as long to ride 4 miles at Markham as it does to ride far more other places, and that's because it challenges the hell out of you. A friend who has ridden all over North America says "if you can ride Markham you can ride just about anything." I tend to agree. There are so many roots, rocks, quick ups and quick downs that are very steep over 2-20' of elevation.
Once you are riding everything at Markham you can handle most anything elsewhere. This is a great place to challenge yourself and build skills, and the riding community is generally very communal. Glad to have it in the back yard (figuratively speaking) and always love when they reverse the course for races!

Similar Trail: Alafia

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April 5, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: High rating because this is likely the best riding area in south Florida
Flowy with big talladega high banks and lower moto style groomed berms
Rented a hard tail and enjoyed it but would like to try again on a fully
Local knowledge pays big time here as curves and tiny ups and downs come up quickly
We rode everything and a lot more than once, just keep diving in to the next trail
All of it is rideable by intermediate riders, advanced riders will enjoy at warp speed
One way trails keeps it sane
Mega thanks to the local elves who groom the trails and build new goodness

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Granny Gear

March 24, 2016
sneillnc Granny Gear  
 
Review: Four of us took on Markham Park. Two adults, two kids 11 12. Kids are fairly advanced and have ridden all over North Carolina. We had an absolute blast! I was able to do advanced trails and then easily re-connect with them. Any trail that is not a loop and has options and connection trails will be tough to follow your first time, but will definitely be back next year. It is my belief that all trails should have a by-pass option for difficult sections. Keeps us all safer and helps novices not over-commit beyond there skill level. Markham Park does a great job with marking difficult sections.

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Granny Gear

March 24, 2016
MRP Action Granny Gear  
 
Review: my favorite of the local parks... has everything from beginner trails to dirt jumps. I have actually put together a highlight video, so you know what to look forward to if you go to this awesome park.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzTJLxfJalU

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Bunny Hop

March 14, 2016
 
Review: Fun area to ride and nice use of features to enhance the ride. Been wanting to explore this for a while, keep up the good work TY

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Markham Park MTB Trail 4.59 out of 5 based on 140 ratings. 140 user reviews.
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