January 26, 2018
I was pressed to decide between beginner and intermediate. There is nothing that isn't rideable, but it's not a smooth ride. As any MTB trail, there are muddy sections, sandy sections, rooty sections, and miscellaneous obstacles. No real elevation changes. I think that the only time that I shift down is when I'm in some tight winding turns. The wooded area at Wickham Park is limited, so when the trail was cut, space was well used. Hence, a lot of tight turns.
It takes a ride or two to figure out the flow of the trail sections and where the forks lead. Once dialed in, it's a nice way to get some miles in. I personally prefer the south side where there is a better variety of terrains. A loop using all of the sections is about 2 miles long. If you get lost, it'll be about 5 miles.
The north loop is mostly palm fronds, sand, roots, and some semi-solid single-track. The only section that I truly enjoy is the speed ridge that runs parallel to Croton Rd. on the north east side.
This is a public park, so expect to run into some horses, dog walkers, hikers, and families without helmets. It's a fun trail, but don't go balls-out fast.