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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.
This rating (1 star) is for those interested in inline skating on this trail. At the very beginning, there’s a long straight stretch of flat pavement that’s perfect. But it doesn’t last long… I’d guess half a mile in, it turns to terribly bumpy asphalt. Unless you’re looking for the shortest of runs, I’d ignore this trail for inline skating.
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.
My wife and I enjoyed a ride along the entire trail that follows a canal. Beautiful wild life of birds, otters and even saw an alligator sunning him/herself. Level grade made it an easy peddle and we enjoyed stopping along the path to read info about the trail and surrounding nature along the way. A peaceful ride in the outskirts of the busy West Palm Beach area.
I am amazed this can be called a trail or Greenway. It is miles of blazing sun, no green below or above, next to heavily trafficked fast moving roads. I see sad hot workers commuting on this by necessity not fun.
Too many street crossings on busy roads I got hit by a car that ran a red light
After striking out at the Moore Haven and Clewiston sites (closed), we went to Belle Glade and road up to Pahoke. When this trail is finished it will be magnificent!
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