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Camp Murphy at Jonathon Dickinson State Park

Average Rating:    (3.73 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 77

All new singletrack through mature pine and oak forests. Trail length is increasing weekly. Group rides every Thur. at 6pm, and trail work days on the 3rd Sat. each month.

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Latitude
27.00316108515124
Longitude
-80.1009750366211
Trail Directions
Take US #1 to the State Park and then drive to the parking area. The ranger will give directions.
Trail Length
9 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hobe Sound
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Review Date
February 8, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Arnie ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I' just started riding Camp Murphy again after about 2 years. I am so impressed with the progress that club scrub has made in all aspects of these trails. Of course, we've had a lot of rain which helps to wash down the sugar sand but there are now many boardwalks and stone walls where there was just sand previously. Also plenty of mulch and pine straw on climbs. Sure, there's patches of deep sand that you really need to spin hard thru but it's very doable and just part of the challenge.
Only negative comment is that a couple of the trails are under water but that's temporary and not any fault of the course.

Recommended Route:
My favorite trail is osprey from the southernmost trailhead. Roots, mud, sand, air, speed
Also ranger for scenery and is quick

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dyer park woods on a hot day for training.
Halpatiokee,Stuart



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Review Date
July 6, 2012

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bjdraw ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I know it is Florida but words can't express how deep the sand is that covers most of this trail. If you like sand, sun and lots of palm roots than this is the trail for you. All else are better off finding a different trail to ride. My favorite trails are fast, flowing off road trails and I average slower on this trail than any other thanks to the abundance of sand. It wouldn't be as bad if there was some shade, but I suppose if there were some shade than then there wouldn't be so much sand.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Halopatiokee



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Review Date
May 30, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: unipedal ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I liked these trail networks just fine. It is difficult to ride. but that's kinda the point. Otherwise we'd be road weenies (kidding, I ride road also). The terrain park is fun, and so are the long gently sloping hills that lend themselves to fast runs. I ride a rigid Bianchi single speed, and I had no probs. Of course Kenda 2.6 tires at about 30psi could have helped. Be careful with the tree that fell across the trail at the end of eight-tenths, sharp 10" spikes and little room to get around without taking a dab. Kudos to the builders. Sugar sand is a b*tch to pull a wheel-barrow through.

Recommended Route:
Tortise is interesting and fire ring is pretty sweet.



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Review Date
April 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: et3surge ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I only rode here once but plan on returning. The key is to ride it while the sand is moist, day of or after a good soaking is best. As I rode the sand was drying and if you know Florida Sugar Sand, this is not even easy to walk in sometimes. Otherwise, well maintained, fun obstacles at trailhead, cool root scenarios, interesting Camp Murphy cement foundations left out there probably old radar pedestals. fun place, take water!!!

Recommended Route:
95 to exit for Jonathan Dickinson park follow signs very easy to reach.



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Review Date
March 30, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: jflobike ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Very sandy....not worth it unless you live very close. IT is a tough environment to build trails but the people who try are alright by me.

Recommended Route:
US1

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ft Pierce



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