Markham Park

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4.60 out of 5
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13
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Singletrack
↑ 5,100 ft
↓ 4,900 ft

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1:50
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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.
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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

February 10, 2017
mingomtman Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great system of trails

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Gramcounter


January 26, 2017
ptwelve Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great time. Double red diamonds weren't as challenging as I expected.

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Bunny Hop

December 25, 2016
 
Review: My backyard park! Has a little something for everyone! Extremely technical sections and some really flowy sections. Lots of bailouts for indecision. Beginners should check out green and adaptive trails. Pedal pedal pedal!

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Granny Gear

December 10, 2016
lalokita Granny Gear  
 
Review: Really great trail system! Easy to navigate. Good signage around the entrance and exits of each trail segment. There are segments of these trails for every level rider and the segments are generally pretty short, allowing for easy bail outs. Lots of manmade features & burms, a few good climbs, some great downhills, cool pump track & skills area, etc. First timers be very careful! The trails can get very technical and not all obstacles are in plain sight. Also some of the jumps don't look like jumps straight away so ride with caution. I would def recommend this trail system for the more advanced rider & I would like to go back soon!

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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
Cucucachu 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!

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Markham Park MTB Trail 4.60 out of 5 based on 144 ratings. 144 user reviews.
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