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Average Rating:    (2.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Singletrack trails through an oak/palmetto hammock. The area has alot of small hills for Melbourne. There is also a gully type depression that runs along the tracks just inside the woods. I'm guessing it's where they got fill to build up the tracks back in the day. There are some drops into this gully and some bridges and other fun things to play on along with the trails. Overall a fun ride, but not too long, it's on a limited amount of land. Also, as the name suggests, you may encounter some of the "locals", although I never did.
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Latitude
28.12013589015309
Longitude
-80.64033508300781
Trail Directions
From Sarno Rd.- Follow the railroad tracks south past the water reclaimation faciliy, look for the trailhead to break on the right next to a canal. From Westshore Jr/Sr High Area- From US1 or Babcock approach Westshore. Where the road bends next to the school there is a grassy area and a "earth bridge" over the canal, allowing access to the railroad tracks. Park here and follow the tracks north. About .5 miles or before the water reclaimation facility look for the trailhead on your left. If all else fails any LBS can point you in the direction.
Trail Length
~3 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Melbourne
Zip/Postal Code
32934
Country
USA
   


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Review Date
October 17, 2009

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: UruCol ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trail is surprising, pretty fun. I went alone but think it is probably wise if you ride here with someone else just in case. Definitely inhabitants that like to drink in the area (bottles and cans everywhere give it away). I thought it was best to take of the ipod so I could have all my senses just in case. Good idea, I didn't see anyone but I did hear some people around back there. Trails are narrow and winding but pretty navigable at higher speeds and pretty fun, Every rider knows to wear sleeves, this area is no different. There is a gully that is pretty wide open with carpet and jumps but watch out for the soft sand on the landings. The funnest parts are the drops and hills in and out of the gully. Worst thing about the trails are they are not very long.

Recommended Route:
Sarno to the tracks, head south and you'll start to see trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just moved to the area from Ft Lauderdale and a friend told me about this place so I can't recommend anything. If you are down south though, make it a point to check out Markham Park, Oleta and Amelia Earhadt Parks (in that order). Stay away from Hugh Taylor Birch.



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Review Date
February 18, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: firstlast ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
wear some long sleeves. expect some cuts and scratches on your legs too as there are a lot of overgrown dried branches and palmetto or saw grass. I just got back, and it doesnt looks like anyones been there in ages and everything is overgrown a lot of the paths end up being blocked by the people living out there. I made the mistake of seeing one peice of plywood stood up with the sign "stay out" painted on it, and i moved it aside and rode right through and ended up in an open area w/ cans and blankets and tarps everywhere. i then tried to ride through there and got stopped at another "gate" (plywood stood on its end), and on this one the sign said "leave me be" "DO NOT ENTER" and saw through a crack in the wood another "gate" 7-8 feet down that said "THIS HOME PROTECTED WITH SHOTGUN" "DO NOT ENTER".... I decided to turn around after that and put the gate back up.

Thats more towards the outskirts of the trails though, and for the most part the trail is fairly open and nice. in the middle there is a section w/ some nice dirt jumps lined w/ carpeting to make it more permanent, its a little beat up but its still fun. i made a couple passes over that, and on my last one ended up slipping my foot and racked my jewels on my bike stem.--- that was enough of that, and i decided to explore some of the rest of the trails.

It seems to be a loose network of trails that may or may not connect, i'm not sure, as again many end up being blocked, and others too overgrown.

Its pretty cool and its close by and i'll def be there regularly.

-------IF you need better directions or want to pair up and ride it or other trails sometime email me at riotchbiotch@hotmail.com as i'm new to this and would enjoy getting more and more into biking. --

--cheers!

Recommended Route:
Take sarno towards U.S.1, make a rt.(south) onto US1 and stay to your immediate rt. when the road forks right in front of a Kelly Ford dealership.(kind of like if you were going to that Ford dealership)

stay on that street. It's called S.Magnolia & turns into Neiman rd. (this runs right into Westshore jr/highschool & the Melbourne Courthouse)

you'll come up onto a stop sign. go through it, and then keep an eye out on your rt. for a flat open area to pull in and park. This is where the landbridge is. It's before the 2nd stop sign where the school and courthouse are so if you pass the 2nd stop sign you went too far.its across the st. from the school's soccerfield/track. u can park at the courthouse too.

bike over the land bridge and you'll see a wide path big enough for a truck that goes along the canal--> dont go on that one, right past that next to it is a much narrower trail opening though, TAKE THAT, it'll take you through some beautiful single track for a short while and lead you right up to train tracks. cross over & you'll see the trail openings on your lft b4 a canal. Theres a spray paintedsign that says "GO GREEN" when you go dwn, stay to the left of the canal. :)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
haven't been on any others.



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Review Date
February 3, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: southernfmx ,  Racer

Summary:
I just got back for this place an hour ago. The trail loop that I was on can be completed in a few minutes at a fast pace. Allof the other trails i tried to ride down were blocked off by bum tents. The jumps are beat to hell;however, they have a lot of potential of being nice with a little work...I would rather jump my BMX bike on em more so than my mountain bike. I drove an hour to get there to be rather let down once i found them. pretty washed up if you ask me.

Recommended Route:
same as above....park at the gym at the intersection and ride your bike from there. Pass the police station and it will be your next dirt path off on the left side of the road..runs along a canal..follow until the path ends and the trail begins on right

Other recommended trails in the same area:
little big econ forest, santos



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Review Date
August 18, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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2.33 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: tekneke ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is about two miles from my house. So after I discovered it on this site I had to check it out. Ever since I make it a point to ride it at least four times a week. The trail is not very wide so there is a lot of shrubbery. Also there are definately some bums. 2/4 times that I ride the trails there are bums with bikes drinking Natural Ice and talking about the good ole days. The jumps are a little beaten up. The wood is warping so when I tried to jump one of them the first time I hit the lip of a warp piece of plywood and went head over heals. There are all kinds of planks going up and down trees. The trail is definately worth checking out but you should be wary of hungry bums! I've bums changing out there and stuff so make sure not to run over a naked bum or a drunk one for that matter.

Recommended Route:
From Apollo rd. just after the police station across the street as a construction site with a canal running along it. Take the path on the other side of the canal to where it goes into a tunnel. This is where the bums hang out and drink beer. If they are not there you can take a tiny path that goes over the tunnel to the trails. If they are there you can take a path that leads to the train tracks and go along the train tracks until you see the trail.



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Review Date
January 25, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Airboy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I like this trail its fun to ride. Whoever has been biulding the dirt jumps out there your doing in excellent job.
Each one keeps getting bigger. Do more jump to jump combos. Keep up the good work. Everybody take care of your trail and go super big every time you ride AND GETT SOME AIR UNDERNEITH THAT TREAD. The trail is good to.



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