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Went on an overcast day and was definitely better than going on a sunny day, not much (if any) shade but an easy ride and saw some cool wildlife! Lots of snakes, fish, sandhill cranes w their babies, raccoons and 2 big gators!
I avoided this trail because I thought my road bike would not be up to riding on this type of surface. The trail is actually quite nice to ride on. I got to see come cool wildlife i.e. sandhill cranes and their young uns, wild turkey, swallow tailed kites as well as the usual cast of characters like heron, egrets, soft shelled turtles, gopher tortoises etc... I also saw some hogs I think are invasive.
If you follow the trail far enough north, you'll come to a bridge that you can cross, and there's a network of trails there.
We loved this trail, great paths, lots of wildlife and wasn’t too busy when we went.
Too short. We were going north to 8 street and trail cut off early. Sidewalks were the only answer.
I commute on this trail every day from Cutler Bay to University of Miami.
Overall its good. There is glass in areas where people from the neighbor hood linger. Its best to ride on the road to avoid those sections. The trail is being updated due to the BRT. Crossings the intersections is pretty easy, watch the buses, if they go straight then you can proceed. Be careful their are a few buses that turn. I would recommend catching the bus if you get a flat tire or if its starts to rain. Download the metro bus app or keep a couple of dollars to pay the fare. Also keep a couple of mask just in case.
My husband and I biked from Pahokee Campground towards Belle Grade, which was mostly paved, for a 15 mile round trip ride yesterday. Today we rode in the opposite direction to Port Mayaca for a 25 mile ride. That section is mostly dirt/gravel but well packed. Saw lots of wildlife, of course gators and many birds including eagles.
Start your ride early, so that you have less traffic. Started a few miles South on A1A. A1A has a decent bike lane too.
The road though Pompano Beach / Fort Lauderdale is not always marked. I know Fort Lauderdale from driver perspective, but didn't know that Race Track Road changes its name every mile. That was the only confusing thing. Also, go south on Powerline until you reach South Palm Aire Ave.
The real trail starts at Fern Forest. Despite the early hour, there were people walking their dogs, the trail crosses roads each mile, so I couldn't maintain a constant speed.
I use a mountain bike, with wide tires. A tribike would have been better, although the pavement is not perfectly flat everywhere.
With the extra 3 miles to home, I rode 39.19 miles in 3h18m, mountain bike.
Overall it is a nice experience.
Nice trail, surfaces vary but always good enough. TrailLink could be more helpful re location of parking though, and trail access, esp for walkers who want to be as close as possible. Enter the university from the first entrance west of the canal on Glades Rd or enter on NW 20th St. There are big lots and a garage at NW 20th St & East University Drive. The path can be accessed via an off-road sidewalk running from that intersection a little south along the unnamed road that runs behind the big dorm complex. from thatfrom
We enjoyed a ride at the northern end on a sunny day in February. We started at Lake Okeechobee Park heading clockwise (east). WARNING- just about a mile east of the park the trail stops at Taylor Creek. You have to ride to the busy road and cross the creek on a short bridge with no shoulder. If you aren’t used to riding in traffic you won’t like it. Then getting back on the trail requires going down a road with no trespassing signs. On our return trip the road was closed with a locked gate and we had to walk around it over some rough terrain to get out. From the park you have 24 miles of beautiful trail along the levee with views of lake and canal till that segment ends. But I don’t understand how a bike trial can have such difficult access issues.
Fun ride on a relatively well maintained trail, albeit somewhat narrow. Started at Marina and rode northerly, your along a canal, creek and there are iguanas everywhere! Only downer was the 1 mile stretch along a landfill. We were there on a mild 70 degree day and the odor was fowl. A few of the road crossings were interesting to navigate and the trail markings not great, as we took a wrong turn near Cutler. All in all a fun ride.
We have done this ride 3 times, twice the entire length. Unbelievable parks, housing and landscaping. Coffee shop about halfway if you want to relax and food at the south end after navigating the one stretch of very busy drive crossings. This ride will also easily connect to another trail for added length with a small amount of street riding. In three rides combined we may have seen 25 bikers, 10 runners and 10 walkers…… very low usage.
This trail is site seeing for people, a whole culture with locals intermixed with vacationers. Trail is substantially longer than listed, about 7.5 miles now and a new stretch currently under construction. It’s a busy stretch so speed is a slower pace, but the people, workout areas, ocean, historic buildings, condos and resorts make this a fun day. Parking can be a challenge and we found it easier to park in the street near the south end and use their pay to park app.
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