Amelia Earhart Park - Trail, Opa-Locka/Hialeah, Florida

Amelia Earhart Park - Trail, Opa-Locka/Hialeah, Florida

DESCRIPTION

Half exposed, half shaded by pines. Some sections very sandy. Some challenging mud, roots and loose coral rock. Numerous short hill climbs. Fire road around lakes.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 30, 2014]
Mveemob
Weekend Warrior

My favorite local trail, simply because i live 5 minutes away on bicycle. I really enjoy riding these trails, they offer a lot of fun sections with really good flow. Beginner to advanced sections, very well marked, the people that maintain it are really cool guys i see them working on it all the time. The trail has a lot of carpeted sections which i think is great because the dirt in south florida is very sandy and the chances of wiping out in a tight turn are very likely. The trail gets flipped for three months twice a year, i like the trail reversed its growing on me but i like its original direction better. It truly flows well and maintaining good speed is less challenging. I definitely recommend these trails to anyone visiting south florida. Bike rentals are available on weekends. Happy riding.

Similar Products Used:

Virginia key, markham park.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 02, 2013]
Johnn0
Cross Country Rider

This is the best trail in SE Florida. Lots of fun and fast if you want it to be. The folks who maintain it have put a lot of love into it and it shows. It is an absolute blast if you can ride it at night.

Similar Products Used:

Markham, Quiet Waters, Virginia Key, West Delray Regional park

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 29, 2013]
everything motorcycl
Weekend Warrior

Great flow, great workout. Tons of fast uphills and downhills. Considering So Florida is FLAT, these are awesome man-made trails. Not the prettiest sites...but the challenge is amazing.

Single track. Constantly expanding.

Direction change (reverse) is only about 2 times a year. The LaRue bros are amazing at trail maintenance. The rest of the park is extremely nice too (Urban jungle becomes paradise once in this huge park).

Rental bike are usually available and are pretty solid.

Excellent FB Page too: Amelia Earhart Mountain Bike club: Also, try where to crank.

I don't think I'd come to SoFlo solely for a MTB trip, but def worth dedicating a day or so to it. October through June is PERFECT weather so maybe you should!

Also, Amelia is the best place to race IMO

Similar Products Used:

Virginia Key / Key Biscayne. Keep in mind once again, SoFlo is an urban jungle. VK is paradise if you don't live in the sticks where MTB trails are plentiful!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 05, 2012]
Steven
Weekend Warrior

I have started riding these trails about 9-10 years ago. At the time, the trails were far from perfect. I would guess 8 ago, the In-Da-House Crew started improving the trails. Then I quit riding because of school. Now, I just started getting back into the about 2 months ago. I'm not sure who keeps the trails maintained, but they are doing a great job!

These trails are for every type of rider. One thing that is a love/hate thing is about every Month they switch the direction of the trails. It makes it seem like two different types of trails. I would recommend these trails to EVERYONE! Its a great place with great people.

Also, if you don't own a bike, or you want to take a friend out there, and you nor they have another bike, I believe every Sat. and Sun. they rent bikes. Cheap ones, but it gets the job done.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 18, 2012]
Howzit
Cross Country Rider

Best trails in S Fl by far. FLOW is consistent. 7.5 miles with technical sections. Well maintained trails always work being done.Nice to see people flocking to the trails now

Similar Products Used:

Oleta & Markham

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 17, 2012]
Luis
Weekend Warrior

I love this park. There is plenty of flow throughout the entire process. This park allows you to go FAST without worrying too much about wiping out. There is plenty of challenge with lots of bypasses if for some reason you aren't up to it. I recommend this park to everyone from beginners to advanced riders.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 07, 2012]
John D.
Weekend Warrior

Great Trail!! Lot of fun for all skill level with outstanding features that add to the fun of riding this trail. The trail builders are alway working hard to continually improve the trail and adding new features.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 15, 2012]
RaveOn
Cross Country Rider

If I had to use one word to explain this trail it would be FLOW. This trail has some of the best (consistent) flow I've ridden when compared to all other trails within 150 miles. Love the many high berms! Trail holds up really well throughout the season. While this trail doesn't have the white knuckle challenges that Markham offers, it does offer a really fun ride for all skill level riders. For advanced riders, what makes this trail a challenge is riding it at max speed. All of the sudden you realize how smooth your lines need to be when screaming around corners. For beginners, ride grassy open green sections and from time to time drift into a blue (intermediate) section as you see fit. Very well marked. Trail has everything from thick dark forest to tight single tracks, over roots, over rocks, over carpet (lol).

The trail builders / volunteers are doing a great job.

Trail length = 7.5 miles

Customer Service

Every so often they reverse the direction of this trail. Having ridden it both directions, I like the normal direction 100x better. I now plan my visits to this trail when they run it normal direction (counterclockwise?).

Similar Products Used:

Oleta and Markham

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 16, 2011]
jesspal
Cross Country Rider

Fantastic trail, the upkeep is very impressive. Just challenging enough to keep your legs pumped, but fast and very fun. Love this place.

Similar Products Used:

Virginia key, Oleta, Markham.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 10, 2011]
Javier
Racer

I ride this park 3 times a week.
The park is 7 miles long and it has a lot of new cool stuff.
It is not sandy at all, super smooth ride...!!!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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