Markham Park

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317

Markham Park

Markham Park Professional Review and Guide

"This Broward County park has an off-road double- and singletrack trail system that makes three loops over a total distance of approximately seven miles. Two novice loops stay mainly on the flat, doubletrack service roads along the shores of the park's lakes. The intermediate route climbs the hills and knolls found on the singletrack."

Markham Park Reviews

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5/9/2009
We live within 5 minutes and are very fortunate to have a MTB trail so close. The trail give back what you put in from novice to expert. Great place to progress through the technical levels!
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2/17/2008
Markham has a dozen or so trails that vary from from novice to Expert/Pro. A bunch of great rides that are well marked.
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10/18/2007
Designed for skilled riders the trails of Markham are a great gift to South Florida MTN bikers. This park is both tight, and steep and if you can ride it from start to finish completing every climb and drop; you are a good technical rider. I would suggest that you bring both gloves and knee pads due to the fact that this park is built on a prehistoric coral reef and if you go down on one of the steeps you may find the coral rocks sharp and unforgiving. Many a rider has left Markham Park with an unexpected trail tattoo. If you havent been to Markham yet, then load up your bike and go!
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11/27/2006
This is definitely some of the most technical terrain I have ridden in Florida. Very rocky with tight turns and obstacles. I would definitely suggest knee and elbow pads if you plan on riding any of the intermediate or above trails. I was very impressed with the change in elevation for a park in south Florida. There is definitely terrain that will challenge riders of all level of experience. You will be suprised with the level of difficulty of much of the terrain. It is important to carry speed to be able to climb some of the quick technical ascents that sneak up on you after blind turns.
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10/23/2001
Took my wife(beginner),son(mod)the begginer trail is just that flat. All the others are very fun lots of the suff is very makeable, snake bite ridge is the hardest of them to do.Half way thru I broke my leg. Had to ride all the way back with one leg. Talked to lots of nice people, can't wait to go back. have fun
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9/26/2001
Not knowing what to expect from mountain biking in a state as flat as Florida, I tried out this ride when I first moved there over a year ago. Previously, I had done some technical riding but most of the trails I rode required more fitness and fearless attitude than skill. I was surprised to find this trail highly technical and wiped out twice just on the warm-up route. After that I got my butt kicked on almost every moderate to difficult trail in the park. Markham is not really one trail but rather a system of trails that loop around one small wooded area in the back corner of the park. Be prepared for elbow-chewing coral rock and narrow trails with overhanging, handlebar-catching trees. This trail system also includes sharp turns, abrupt uphills, a seesaw, 2 feet or greater jumps and narrow boardwalks over water. If that’s your bag, baby, this trail is for you! I, however, found the only thing fun about my adventures here was my resulting war wounds that I proudly displayed to my friends afterwards.
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4/15/2001
This is the best trail that I've ridden in south Florida. All levels of riders.
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10/8/2000
This place has changed a lot over the years. They've added some technical climbs and I see where they're making a see-saw, in the back section. It's a great place to ride and bring the family.
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Trail Information

Fort Lauderdale
Nearby City
7
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
Year-round
Season
Markham Park
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