THE LEVY - Trail, CORAL SPRINGS, Florida

THE LEVY - Trail, CORAL SPRINGS, Florida

DESCRIPTION

DIRT ROAD SURROUNDED BY EVERGLADES,LOTS OF WILDLIFE.1/2 WAY THERE IS AN AIRBOAT RIDE STATION-BOAT RAMP

USER REVIEWS

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[May 04, 2014]
Browneyedgirelle
Weekend Warrior

hi, I was wondering about the alligators along the trail...has anyone had any encounters? ???

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4
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4
[Jan 11, 2013]
Victor Rojas
Cross Country Rider

Any group rides on weekends start on atlantic ? ???? please send time

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5
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2
[Jul 28, 2012]
Rich
Cross Country Rider

the trail is unchanged, I have been riding it for 15 years now and more and more people are out on it as time goes on, we try to ride it thursday nights at 7-30 bring a light. I actually spotted two panthers on the trail last week!!! first time ever! bring a light and meet us at the atlantic entrance off the sawgrass entrance we do the 27 mile loop:)

Customer Service

atlantic entrance off the sawgrass expressway

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4
VALUE
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3
[Mar 28, 2010]
easy rider
Cross Country Rider

Easy ride, nothing technical. This is about keeping pace, not doing stunts. The best part about this ride is the scenery. It's very enjoyable, stress free(no traffic) and lots of wildlife to admire. The best part is between the entrance point at Atlantic Blvd and Sawgrass Recreation Park. Do watch out for holes in the trail that may give you face plants. Bring lots of water, food(snacks, sun screen and tire repair kit in case of puncture. Also, do bring a light camera. You never know what you'll come across.

Note: There are only a few places you can get on/off the levee. Markham park, Atlantic Blvd, Sawgrass Recreational Park and between SR27 and I75. There are refreshments and water for purchase at Sawgrass Recreational Park.

Customer Service

Best route is the one with the least head wind. So check the weather before you head off.

Start from Markham park entrance point, head north and do a anti-clock wise loop. The first 8 miles between Markham and Atlantic Blvd will be a good warm up, followed by the best stretch of the trail. Return will be relatively easy depending on the wind direction.

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All the other trails are of very different nature. They are technically challenging, not quite like the levee.

Markham Park, Oleta River, Amelia Earhart Park.

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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
[Jan 22, 2006]
waltj
Weekend Warrior

This trail is an unpaved version of Shark Valley (part of Everglades National Park west of Miami). View is spectacular in a Florida way. Fish, birds, alligators and other mystery things rattling the bushes make the ride enjoyable. Path is fairly smooth and others (fishermen and hikers) sharing the trail are friendly. Flat, flat, flat, nothing to block a fairly constant wind. Entrance padlocked at trailhead requiring lifting bike over or pushing under. Wear sunscreen!

Customer Service

Atlantic Blvd. deadends at western most boundry in Coral Springs. Enter the Sawgrass Expressway south on ramp and turn off after about 200 ft for trailhead. Requires turnaround at Commercial Blvd. to exit after ride

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Shark Valley off Tamiami Trail west of Miami, Oleta Miami, Caloosahatchee Regional Park Ft. Myers

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2
VALUE
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2
[Oct 26, 2002]
xccat

A DIRT ROAD SURROUNDED BY EVERGLADES, ITS A LONG RIDE WITHOUT CARS,JUST WILDLIFE. NO TECHNICAL RIDING HERE JUST HAMMER

Customer Service

ATLANTIC&SAWGRASS EXPY.

Similar Products Used:

QUIET WATERS,MARKHAM PARK

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3
VALUE
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0
[Dec 11, 2002]
Greg

The levee is a great place to get miles in on your bike without the hassles of riding the road. The road is rocky. There is wildlife all over the place. I have seen deer, thousands of birds, gators, vultures, and other animals. The stretch from the water lock to I-27 is the most scenic. If you want a great place to take a beginner then this is it. However, I recommend driving on the Sawgrasss Expressway and parking next to the water lock and starting from there if you are with beginners. Ride from that point to the fish camp and back. You get in a decent ride and get to see the most wildlife. The entire loop might be too much for a beginner rider, especially in the summer when it is hot. There is NO shade on this ride so be prepared.

Customer Service

One way to get to the levee is to goto to Markham Park, which is off of SR84. As you pass over the little bridge at the entrance to the park, look to your left and you will see a dirt road that follows the canal you just passed over. Go into the park and park. Take your bike, ride past the gate to Markham and get onto the dirt road. That road will wind around a corner and you will see the levee, which is no more than an elevated dirt road surrounded by swamp. The loop is a big circle so you can take either road. If you head in a counterclock wise direction, then take note that you must take a left, west, at the ten mile mark or you will be on a longer ride than you expect. Another landmark to use for when to turn is a water lock. You cannot miss the lock. Turn left and keep going until you reach the fish camp at the end of the road. That will be I-27. Take a left on I-27 and ride the street, against traffic, for a couple of miles until you see where the levee picks back up again. Lift your bike over the guard rail and keep riding. The total distance from Markham is roughly 28 miles.

Similar Products Used:

Markham Park next door.

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4
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