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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +114/95 ft
Total: 160 riders
 

Mountain Biking Halpatiokee

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#170 of 282 mountain bike trails in Florida
#10,397 in the world

Single track network with some simple ups and downs. Lots of Florida scrub riding. Some sand but mostly loose soil ride. New trails being developed around lakes and along river. Nothing really techical. Good after work ride.

First added by PALMCITYTIKI on Feb 28, 2007. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take I-95 to the Stuart exit and go north to Lost River Rd. Or, take SR 76 to Lost River Rd. Follow the signs to the park. Go all the way to the back, we usually ride from the parking by Pavillion #7. There is cold water and restroom facilities. The trail head : It's not so easy to you know you are there. You can park at Pavillion #7 in the back, east end. Ride around the triangular shaped retention area and look for single track. When you see this bridge, you are definitely there.
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  • al0184x
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    Treasure Coast pleasure during COVID Crisis! Decent well-planned local trail system of about 7.5 miles/loop. The man-made features are fun, the only technical stuff are the palmetto roots in 3 sections and some deeper than expected sand. I have been here a few times and got 3 loops in once. Bottom line - you need 2 loops to make it worth your time.

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  • Sum Guy
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    Probably the flattest trail in florida. Its ok if you are bored of the other trails I suppose. Other than a few rooty sections the trail is fairly green in the skill required.

    It seems to be maintained. Its right off 95, so that's convenient.

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  • AlisonO
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    Fun intermediate trails. Lots of twists and turns. I love the natural flow around the ponds (ZigZag, etc). Very few manmade elements. Some more challenging short portions with palm roots. January 2019 they were cutting in fire roads and apparently obliterated several trail signs off the main trails.

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  • old man biker
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    it was ok....lots of roots but good workout.
    This was the first time I was ever there, the only thing I would change would be the directions on the trail .

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  • Bob R
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    Wife and I currently riding hard tails and it is hard on the tail... Lots of roots in the section called 40 acres but able to avoid a lot of them once you know the trail. Some really fun obstacles built in and is reasonably maintained. Has a couple of rock gardens in the grove section that are more technical than we car to deal with and there are by-passes. The advanced rating is only for 2 or 3 of the obstacles on the track, there are many areas that are great for beginners.

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  • michbrow2323
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    I use this trail frequently. I enjoy riding near the river and tiki island. 40 acres and root canal can be tough in the sun, since it has a lot of roots and no shade. Seen abundance of wildlife; deers, bob cats, black snakes and gopher turtles. Trails not marked well.. UT an overall fun ride.

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  • Robert Allen Ankrom
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    As a beginner I have found this trail the perfect place to start. While most of the trails (several sections that feed one into the other and are clearly marked) are flat there are plenty of roots and sharp turns to navigate. There are also some man-made obstacles and climbs as well as some very scenic variety.
    Highly recommended.

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  • Joker757
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    Nice flow trail with some distance. Not very technical but still fun and keeps you engaged. Good workout.

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  • Rob Ames
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    Fun track, can be a little confusing finding your way throgh the trails.

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  • Holly Acosta-Fenton
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    I'm a new biker. I enjoyed the trails a lot. Great work out for me. Good places to stop and drink or enjoy the view. Ran into an alligator on the trail and saw a few hog tracks.

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  • projktnine
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    A great beginner trail with a couple nice ridges and man made features

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  • mordachai
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    Great trail with varying terrain, rooty saw palmetto patches, there are areas with sugar sand and sometimes it gets really muddy. lots of good flowing singletrack with a few bridges and wood 'ramps'. there is a fast and fun ridge in the back, called the hills(or halpat climbs for you strava users).

    I was there about 2 weeks ago and am delighted to say that they have begun to replace the trail markers that have gone missing over the last few years. without these markers it's easy for someone new to get lost...

    fyi, just don't go after one of the mud / courage runs, the trails are pretty beat up and very muddy and soft after you get a few hundred people trampling though everything...

    there is also a good network of fireroads, so it's fairly easy to get around the park fast if you decide to

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  • David Wilson
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    This was my first time at this trail. It is nice since I am a beginner and new to the area. I did get a little lost in one point. Also nice they have a bike wash off area which is a big plus!

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  • johnc123
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    Nice cross country trail 7-8 miles
    Some elevation,some root sections and fast flowing sections Something for everybody . Not technical but a great ride and fun for good cardio workout
    Very well maintained and always adding some improvements

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  • glaze77
    *****

    7.5 miles of trail through different zones so to speak. Ride through swamp area, roots, twisty turns sections, fast flowing sections, 15 foot high hills, and some technical root spots with bypasses. Great trail for beginner and intermediate trail riding. Both families and the seasoned ride here. Minimal elevation though for majority of trail. This trail does make you a better rider in picking the correct lines and focus on form. Maintenance on the trail is great and new features/trails are expected this year.

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  • shrek6791
    *****

    Track is in great shape and getting better. Martin County is making some improvements to trail from the Fall weather wash outs and future track expansions.

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