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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +117/133 ft
Total: 303 riders
 

Mountain Biking Quiet Waters Park

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#127 of 282 mountain bike trails in Florida
#8640 in the world

Approximately 5 miles of a combination of singletrack, fire trails, and technical switchbacks, rocks, some sand and roots. Great Trail for South Florida. This is a county park. Free during the week, only $1.50 per person on weekends and holidays.

First added by stripes on May 7, 2020. Last updated May 7, 2020. → add an update
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I-95 to Hillsboro Blvd. go west about 2 miles or so to Powerline Road, turn left (south) go about 1/2 mile, Quiet Waters Park will be on the right.
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A: Sun up or (8 am) to sun down. Thats the case with most Florida parks.

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  • jblanco1984
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    Quiet Waters is a place with plenty of potential and endless possibilities. For someone that lives nearby, it's an okay trail. For myself on the other hand, I have Virginia Key, Amelia Earhart, Oleta River, and Markham as better/closer options. This park really needs something special, whether it's a trail or feature to really make it standout.

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  • GearHead88
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    I rated it at 4, but in reality I give Quiet Waters a 3.5/5. Looking at older pictures posted, a lot has changed due to natural disasters. There aren't a lot of areas that are truly challenging at this park (which also makes it a GREAT family ride). Not that that's a bad thing, it just depends on your preference. The good is that all trails are well marked, the trails are mostly fast and flow well. The "expert" trails aren't as challenging as other area parks but still engaging enough you need to pay attention to what you're doing (like the Teeter Totter feature). The majority of the trails are a mixture between hard packed dirt and rock. There are some VERY LOOSE sections that will definitely wash you out through some of the turns if you aren't careful. Nice features include some interesting boardwalks on the Turnpike Extension trail, as well as a decent single jump and series of whoops (although you won't find much of an opportunity to jump until the last one). There are lots of coral rock features randomly placed as obstacles which provide a little extra fun in picking a line. It's a pretty quick park to ride. I usually do the loop just under an hour taking a few water breaks. There's also a cool warm up loop which has a small log feature, stairs, a catwalk with a drop at the end, a banked turn with a wood ramp, and 3 platforms of varying height to do drops off of. If you haven't ridden here, you should by all means check it out. It's a nice place, just not as technical and diverse as other area parks.

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  • lawmanfl
    *****

    Probably one of my favorite trails. Well marked, always groomed, challenging, and great flow. There are beginner trails that are great for the family and expert trails that are fast and challenging. They have implemented a wash down area, and bathrooms are close by.
    Only draw-back is ensure you don't leave any valuables, it is in Miami and several cars are broken into every month.

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  • Spartan117
    *****

    Mostly packed gravel and loose rock in some sections. Overall a ton of fun to ride. Something for everyone including wooden features and jumps, even a teeter totter. Roughly 7 or so miles. Check in at the front office, the yearly pass is 26 dollars after tax and is good for Markham Park as well.

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  • Florida Shredder
    ***

    Went before irma. Fun with some boardwalks, rocks and roots. Clearly had seen better days before katrina, and the signs, drops and rocks of the old loop are still there. Makes me a little sad, but even now there is a slalom course, many boardwalks and some steep concrete rollers. Fun trail, not worth the solo drive, hit markem and virgina key

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  • Jan Smith

    Volunteer crews got Quiet Waters trails cleared today from hurricane Irma impact. It has reportedly re-opened.

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  • sammrides39
    ****

    Narrow, loose rock but fun. Great park to get miles in. Each lap is 6 miles. Night rides are fun.

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  • Trek_Matt
    ****

    Rode for the first time today. This is now one of my favorite Singletracks in South Florida. Great flow, lots of obstacles for the size of the trail.

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  • D_raileur
    ****

    Very fun trail for a flat area. Lots of fun Features, these guys use every bit of the space available.

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  • sammrides39
    *****

    Home park! Fun trail allows you to get a ride in! Great beginner trails. Narrow sections help build skill. Very rocky with coral rock. Loose rocks so be warned. Knee pads help. Mainly flat with a few climbs. SOME black sections are not as extreme more like a blue. Good park!!

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  • grif2067
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    Came in @ 7.8 miles on Strava. A lot of switchbacks. Mostly shell rock single track. Fun trail worth the ride

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  • JoeO18
    *****

    Rode here for the first time today. It's a great track that offers a lot of excitement more skilled riders. There are a lot of rocks on the trail but it is still easy to maintain a quick pace. I was impressed by the number of obstacles on the course.

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  • William V. Ganis   ✓ supporter
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    Trails are fun but day pass system is worst nanny state bullshit ever! They make you watch a video made by lawyers for the mentally disabled. I don't mind paying a fee, but my god why waste someone's time?

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  • mcantuaria23
    ****

    Very good flow single track. Full 6.2 miles lap just under 25 minutes meaning you are fast.

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  • rocketbracket
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    Some of the pictures are deceiving. Those photos are from before hurricane Wilma and Katrina destroyed the park and then City decided to clear all the exotic/invasive trees from the trails. Result is there are no trees as of now and none being planted, and no big wooden bridges.
    Still very good work out fast trail system.

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  • postalape
    *****

    Can already tell this trail is awesome and gonna be my go to cause I live in west palm. Could only stay a little while cause we were all dying of the heat. Can't wait till October!!

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  • rmuniz17
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    This is a fun local trail, very rocky but smooth narrow single track. Most sections can be ridden fast but can be technical as well. Since I've been there, it took around a few hours to complete but new sections are being built almost weekly.

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  • projktnine
    ****

    Fast ,fun ,technical,about 7miles up and around lakes .lots of rocks and quick switchbacks

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