Halpatiokee Regional Park - TRAIL

Halpatiokee Regional Park - Trail, Stuart, Florida

Currently 7.5 miles of mostly singletrack which run for 2.5 miles in an Oak Hammock along the South Fork of the St. Lucie River, then winding for 5 miles around the property - between lakes: a flowing cross country ride in a nice natural setting. Miles are being added weekly.

User Reviews (10)

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Dan769   Weekend Warrior [Aug 05, 2012]

A fun ride in theFlorida scrubland, like how it takes you into some canopy covered woods and back out again. Can get a nice flow going with some palmetto roots to keep you in check. The ridge section was pleasant surprise and completely unexpected. Trail marking a bit confusing at first, quickly figured it out though there were a couple spots with multiple trails and no marking so we guessed at which on to take. Seems like the best place to ride for me within an hour of my house, so I will be visiting more. It did measure at 7.5 miles

Customer Service

The whole route

Similar Products Used: None maybe Jonathan Dickenson when it's not so sandy
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4
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2
Don   Cross Country Rider [Feb 16, 2011]

First, let me preface this review that I am considering the fact that it is in South Florida. This is not North Carolina or Pennsylvania. That said, this trail is alot of fun. When I first rode it, I was surprised at the quality of the trails. Lots of twisty single-track and some challenging roots etc. It is also rather scenic as it twists it's way around two lakes. Navigation can be a challenge, but with more markers being added it has gotten much better.

Fun local ride, in a very nice park, I reccommend it.

Customer Service

Main loop is about 8-9 miles with lots of little areas you can detour or re-ride.

Similar Products Used: Ft Pierce
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4
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4
merlinm   Weekend Warrior [Feb 12, 2010]

This trail has a little something for everybody. Technically, it is easy to moderate depending on the route...the official marked route has bypasses for must of the tricky parts which are mainly mazes of palmetto roots with very few elevation changes. If you are prize comfort, definitely take your suspension ride. The trail in general is fairly bumpy and twisty and gives a completely different experience depending on how fast you take it. The local club has worked on some alternate routes that are pretty exciting (especially the new 'ridges' area) that are definitely worth checking out. Between the great potential, beautiful scenery, friendly riders I gave it a 4 overall (the official trail is only a three).

Customer Service

There is only one official route...all the unofficial trails are unmarked. This is unfortunate because the official route bypasses some of the best parts of the trail and takes you through a long boring double track along I-95. Hopefully this will change soon. You will have a completely different experience depending on if you go with locals or not.

Similar Products Used: Fort Pierce
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4
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2
emarathon   Weekend Warrior [Jan 10, 2010]

I started riding this trail about two years ago. I must say that although this isn't a destination ride, but its a great after work ride or lunch ride. The land in the park includes a great river section, a technical prairie section (the 40), and a lakes area leading to a fast flowing "zig zag." Over the course of the last year or so, the trail has really started to mature and we are seeing a lot more people out at the park with bikes on their cars. Having been to NC, Utah, Colorado, even some of Florida's spectacular parks, Alafia and Santos, this is a ride the has its place. Its beginning to get fast, its groomed, and the club is doing what it can to keep it rideable in the soft months and the wet months. If you're in town, stop by, you might meet up with a couple of friendly riders at Halpat., the group and the people that ride there seem to be very friendly. Side note: it is easy to get lost and the trail is not very well marked, thats by design so far, and the natural curve that exists to get trail approval exists here. More reason to get into the club and help and write letters if necessary. Keep up the good work Airborne.

Customer Service

Anyone outside

Similar Products Used: Florida: Alafia, B. Boyette, Santos, Markham
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3
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3
L4DANG8RZ   Weekend Warrior [Jul 05, 2009]

After the park employee gave us directions on how to find the trailhead, my son and I found the trails to be: not very well marked, but kind of enjoyable once we found our way. They are all EASY trails, with only one good descent/ascent combo thru a drainage ditch; and then a bit of a challenge over an 'octopus' of a saw palmetto at MM2.9. Otherwise, it was just a good way to work up a sweat on our way back from Santos (awesome!!)

Customer Service

Start behind Pavilion #7, we wound up ending at gate on dirt road alongside I95. Don't know if that was the right way or not - as I said, not well marked trails. Altought in defense, it appears there has been some bulldozer work going on lately that might have screwed up miles of previous trails (????) We certainly did NOT see 7.5 miles of trails. We got in 3.5 miles.

Similar Products Used: Pinehurst, Dyer Road, Jonathan Dickinson
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2
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1
gsurfdog69   Weekend Warrior [Nov 13, 2008]

Rode the trails a couple days ago. The trail markers are being put up all the time. Fun trails with just a few technical parts. Stay away if has rained in the last few days. Trails next to river are a virtual mud pit still. Maybe they will dry out by Christmas. Make sure you take water! Local club doing a great job adding trails.

Customer Service

anythung that looks inviting. Can't get lost. You'll eventualy hit one of the double track roads.

Similar Products Used: Jonathan Dickinson, if you are adventourous.
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3
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3
kemtek   Weekend Warrior [Mar 11, 2008]

Trail was not marked very well. Very scenic. Got lost but found our way back. Will visit again when trails are marked. we were the only ones on the trail.

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3
VALUE
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3
Pono39   Cross Country Rider [Sep 03, 2007]

I know that the proper thing to say is, "bang up job, props to the crew that has put in the work...", unfortunately, this place is an absolute waste of time, gas, money (whatever). The trail network is not a network, it is just a bunch of "paths" that are somehow connected. Absolute no markings to let the sorry rider that came here in the first place know how to get out. The trails are just plain boring! No technical at all (unless you consider riding flooded trails technical). No elevation changes, no obstacles (unless you consider long grass an obstacle). I am sorry to give a negative critique to this place, but please, don't waste your time or gas in driving here. You will have more of a challenge simply riding up and down your driveway. After my last attempt (Sunday, September 2nd) I have officially banned this place. I know, you guys will say "good, we don't need this type of rider here anyway." Sorry, just being honest - this place sucks.
Common sense tells you that this place will never get better. It is a swamp. No matter what is done and no matter how many hours are put in, the elevation is low and the trails will always become flooded. There is not any natural elevation changes or opportunities to create them. Give up and move on.

Customer Service

Go WEST to Alafia or SOUTH to Markham!

Similar Products Used: Alafia, Markham, Razorback, Santos, Oleta
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1
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1
nick d   Weekend Warrior [May 24, 2007]

There is now a complete singletrack loop. This is an excellant trail for xc riding and soon we will have signs :) If you live in the area its a great place to ride after work to get your fix. If your coming in from out of town make sure you hit FT P also!

Customer Service

hook up with one of the locals for a tour until we get signs up

Similar Products Used: FT P
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4
VALUE
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4
TOOBS2   Cross Country Rider [Apr 12, 2007]

The Airborne crew and a few devoted hard working volunteers have taken the Halpat trail and turned it into a fun and worthwhile riding trail. It has some diversity and recently has had legal additions added. the single track has not been measured yet but I have ridden over 10 miles looping the trail and never rode the same trail twice. The only problem with Halpat is there are currently no signs, this is a Martin County problem, the County is in a budget crunch so the sings will not be in place till September 2007 with that said for the visiting rider it is best to set up a tour ride with one of the airborne folks so you can get the whole Halpat experience. With the proximity to I-95 it is worth a ride if you are passing by. The park also has facilities hiking trails, baseball, soccer,pavilions with grills, ect. which also make it a great family spot.

Customer Service

get with on of these nice folks who are always looking for an excuse to ride......

http://www.airbornemtb.org/

Similar Products Used: Dyer, Ft. Pierce, 49th Street, JD in 10 to 15 years when the trees grow back.
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4
VALUE
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4
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