Oleta River State Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.06 out of 5
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Intermediate
14
miles

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↑ 700 ft
↓ 500 ft
4
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Great Trail..... VERY technical trail. A whole lot of switchbacks....roots, rocks and more rocks. Turns with drop offs....whoops, and a lot more! Great Trail if you like technical. About 12 miles long. Good work out!
added by Guest January 1, 2003
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is this a good first time trail for a novice rider -Guest

A: Oleta has both beginner & intermediate trails. I lived there for 17 years, they call the harder trail their advanced trail. They also built a track with small jump mounds, I figure that's a bmx track ?

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Granny Gear


February 26, 2016
Utah Chad Granny Gear  
 
Review: First time riding in Florida. I am from Utah and I think this review will be most useful to someone visiting Florida and Oleta. Locals may love this place because you could squeeze in a quick before or after work ride. And as you got to know the layout, you would be able to link trails together more quickly and easily.

Oleta is series of separate, tight, twisting, short rides divided by gravel/dirt roads, not one continuous ride. I rode nearly all of the routes in 2 hours and that was with quite a bit of time spent trying to figure out how to get to the next group of rides. (Make sure to grab a map at the ranger station. Even with it, it can take time to get oriented because the trails are marked well but the roads connecting them are not.)

At first, riding through the swamps and jungles was cool and unique--but I was surprised at how quickly it got old. Maybe because there was no flow or places to really get up some speed. I don't mind technical riding and roots as long as it's mixed with some speed and flow sections.

I saw lots of amateurs exploring mountain biking here which is fantastic. The short length and slowness of the trails is well-suited to beginners. Advanced riders will likely not enjoy Oleta as much.

Oleta was fun to try once but once was definitely enough for me.

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Trailblazer


December 20, 2015
 
Review: Not for people that come from well groomed trails. This is grass roots(no pan intended) trail riding in south Florida.
You can ride fast here you can ride anywhere.

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Poseur

December 17, 2015
 
Review: It has so much potential but you can tell they have done very little in terms of maintenance and upkeep. There's tons of rocks, roots and coral rock but it's boring. Beware of car break-ins. Last visit, a fellow riders car had the window broken for a bag he left.

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Gramcounter

November 19, 2015
 
Review: My favorite place in Florida. This is a beautiful park, right on the Intercoastal in N. Miami Beach. Great trail system of one-way trails. One trail will start and end, and the next one will pick up. Great flow to everything.

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Gramcounter

November 18, 2015
robwas Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rode the expert trails and a few intermediate.... very technival for fl riding and you need good bslance and the ability to ride slow since the trails are so tight It was wet too when i visited

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Granny Gear

November 14, 2015
Myo-Fit Granny Gear  
 
Review: First of all, the trails were wet and should have been closed the day we were out there, but they were poorly marked and even more poorly carved. We got off trail multiple times because we could not tell where to go. Very rooty, rocky and some technical climbs though.

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Granny Gear

October 21, 2015
Tincho Granny Gear  
 
Review: All the trails are now reversed Amazing!!!! Come and enjoy, it's a new park

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May 20, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Trail can get a little confusing, considering we are next to downtown Miami great option

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Granny Gear

February 6, 2015
Ecuabiker Granny Gear  
 
Review: For flat and no elevation ground the park is pretty good actually. As opposed to most bikers who don't enjoy too many roots and rocks...c'mon it's MTB, or in this case off road biking). It's part of it! You take away all that and you take the fun out of MTB. It's supposed to be a challenge, that's the cool part of this sport. The more technical it is (rocks, roots, more roots, more roots, turns) perfects your skills as a biker. Your skills as bikers don't come from riding flat surfaces and few turns, but places such as these and besides good work out for your forearms because of the bumpy ride lol. I do agree that the trails can get confusing since they don't mark them as well.

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Gramcounter

February 2, 2015
zj123 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trails, rode late January 2015 and the trails were perfect! Lots of rocky/rooty trails, hard on a hardtail.

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Oleta River State Park MTB Trail 4.06 out of 5 based on 101 ratings. 101 user reviews.
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