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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +873/882 ft
Total: 152 riders
 

Mountain Biking Ft. Clinch State Park

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#63 of 281 mountain bike trails in Florida
#3194 in the world

Good mountain biking.

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
From I-95, Exit 129, South on A1A to Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina. Right turn 2 miles, entrance on left.
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  • Redfish Reaper
    *****

    Plenty of fun and elevation gain for the North Florida area. I have ridden this trail for 20 years, and it's always well maintained, I believe Sorba is kind enough to keep this fun trail in good shape. It's very flowy in several sections, but with 3 spots (trail running counter clockwise right now) that I often see folks walk their bikes up. While any rider that plans ahead can clean these spots, it seems to offer many a solid challenge in those areas. Far superior to nearby Hanna, just less mileage, only the one trail. Weekends are busy, and there will often be several hikers that don't care for those of us using the trail for a training ride (it's shared usage) but be polite as we dont want to lose access to this gem. Many are very cool and say hello, but there are always some that are as smart as the surrounding plants.
    All in all, a great trail with decent climbs and descents for the region, a few technical features here and there. I take solid beginners here, but It's not for someone completely new to the sport. While it's not Graham Swamp, it's a very nice intermediate option for NE Florida.

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  • bibingkawahine
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    I've only ridden here twice. In March 2017 I did the 6mi loop x1, and March 2018 I rode the same loop x3. This is my first review of the trail though. It is a constant up and down, I guess you could call it "flowy." I saw some wild deer. That was pretty rad. That's probably the only animal I don't see at Hanna Park. In 2017 the trail direction went clockwise. Now it goes counter clockwise. I prefer it clockwise. It's a long trip out here for only ONE trail. I mainly do it for the novelty of taking the Mayport ferry and driving along north A1A. I had fun celebrating my 1yr anniversary riding here, but don't think the trail warrants my return to celebrate a 2yr. Check it out once, make sure you hit the beach and see the fort.

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  • 1401tim
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    Rode yesterday for first time. Only did about half of trail though. Lot more up and down than I was expecting. Many of the up hill parts were covered by exposed tree roots so it was hard for me to keep my momentum going coming off of the downhills. Lots of 10 -12 ft. hills so plenty of up and down. Lots of soft sand too but you can power thru that. great fun ride! I will definitely return to do the full loop.

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  • mvflorida

    Rode this past Sunday...Fun trail, just watch out for the loose sand areas and spider webs if you are first on trail

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  • Tristram
    ***

    If you do the whole almost 6miles it's intermediate! My wife's a real beginner and had so hard times with the sand. It is a nice trail! Ups and downs! I enjoyed it and will be back!

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  • mlombar17
    ****

    Surprised by how much fun I had here, wasn't expecting much. Recommend hitting trail after some rain to help knock the sand down. Lots of punchy climbs and dropoffs, good flow, fun little 6 mile loop!

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  • speedliner
    *****

    A lot more fun than I expected. I thought it would be very blah. Surprisingly a fun little course. A little over 5 miles, some switchback & almost constant small hills. Highly recommend checking it out.

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  • Hap Proctor
    ****

    Surprisingly fun ride. Despite being just yards from beach dunes the trail is constant short climbs and rolling downhill flow. No rocks, but scattered roots throughout the trail.

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  • bikeit420
    *****

    Was visiting Amelia Island and was exploring Ft. Clinch State Park. Discovered this trail and just happened to have a bike with me. Really nice advanced beginner trail. 6 miles long singletrack with roots and some short rolling hills. Perfect for the advancing beginner. I rode pretty quick here and was able to get in two laps. One way out about 3 miles and back on the other side of park road. Parallels park road so your never more than a hundred or so feet from the road. Really flowing nice trail. There is a $6 entrance fee but park is beautiful and has restrooms, camping and rv camping. Beach is right there as well. Great little town right near the park.

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  • Kristopher Dopkins
    *****

    After riding local trails in south Georgia, a buddy and I made a trip down to Fort Clinch. Its close by and we were looking for more obstacles away from our normal flat ground and tree roots. I remembered driving beside the trails many years go when I first began biking and had always wanted to return. Well the trail did not disappoint by the slightest. With plenty of quick dips, technical trail sections, and fast sections with great flow, we were able to have an awesome time.

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  • rocketbracket
    ****

    great singletrack, some road crossings, short ups and downs, gets fast some spots (14mph), gets muddy after good rain and high tide(10% trail) although I saw some of that being fixed by trail builders.
    Nice shade, great views, beach right there with restrooms and water. Camping for tents and rvs.
    NO bike rinse/wash :-(

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  • Uberjody
    ****

    A lot like Hannah Park but with less roots and a lot more hills.
    Very fun.

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  • ****

    Very good flowing trail had very few technical parts to it and would be great for all skill levels. Trail was full of leaves, not sure who maintains it but a leaf blower would make this trail a ton better. Hikers didn't seem to like us out there even though there are tons of hiking only trails they seemed to be upset at the speed we were going on the trails.

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  • Uberjody
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    This trail is super fun. It's up, down, constantly turning with all most no flat terrain or straightaways.
    Great showers and a cool Fort.

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  • suppo165
    ***

    Short and non-technical. I live in Jax and would recommend making the drive to Mala Campra or Graham Swamp (if the weather is right) over this trail. That said, I enjoyed it, and will probably be back.

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  • Smplthngs
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    I rode this trail for the first time on 3-4-12. I am truly a beginner as this is my 3rd trip on a MTB. I found it to be a lot of fun with the up and down hills, narrow corners, and obstacles. I enjoyed the cool shade and breeze plus I think this trail will teach me a lot about my bike and how to handle it. I see people talking about going fast and had 2 guys give me notice as they were nearing me. So I pulled out of the way as they were very experienced no doubt. Then I thought should they really be going that fast if there are hikers just over the hill or worse kids. I came up on a lady with 2 dogs on a corner and thought the dogs were gonna attack after I surprised them. I was going a very easy pace too.

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  • jeffrey_j
    ****

    Great trail if you live in Jax/S. GA. If you live in S. Jax or St Augustine, Graham Swamp is a more fun, technical ride, but Ft. Clinch is a great overall ride for pretty much anybody. Bi-directional for hikers and bikers so be cautious!

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