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Fort Clinch

Average Rating:    (3.9 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 40

The trail is very well managed by the park (note: be careful of hikers, they are allowed to simultaneously hike the trail in the opposite direction.) we havent had any collisions yet though, and all the hikers I have come across have been courteous about moving out of the way for you. It's what I call a sharpen your skills track because you can do everything in one ride. It starts off kind of fast with just a few small hills and quick turns, then starts to get a little better, you start to hit some pretty steep ascents, followed by some descents. After you reach 1/4 of the way it starts into a decent technical section where you have to hop and navigate some roots along the way. after that you are about halfway done, the trail crosses the road and you start the second half back to the fort. The second half combines all three and thats what I love the most about the trail. You are running at speed while jumping logs, ascending and descending hills, navigationg roots and ditches, its a blast. Average completion time of the trail is about 42 minutes. If you are good you could do it in about 33 to 35 minutes.
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Latitude
30.683982921529303
Longitude
-81.4358139038086
Trail Directions
When you enter the Fort Clinch State park follow the road all the way to the end, then you will be at the civil war fort, the trail head starts there. You can't miss it.
Trail Length
6.8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fernandina Beach
   


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Review Date
January 27, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: beach 29er ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fun trail, challenging, technical, tight turns, climbs, decents, a little bit of everthing. I really enjoy this trail. Only negative is some spots do get sandy without any recent rain and if there has been alot of traffic on it. The park service takes good care of the trail.

Recommended Route:
For mountain biking its either clockwise or counter clockwise. Currently counter cw.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Santos



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Review Date
September 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: james ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This past week I tried my luck on the trails. My buddy told me I would be sucking air by the time it was over and he was damn right. Lots of elevation and pretty fast trails. We havent had rain in a while so the trails were extremely sandy. As soon as i would start getting up some speed i would run right into a sand box. I imagine this would improve if we get some rain. All in all great trail. I would not recomend this for beginner riders and make sure your not the first one down the trails, lots of spiders.

Recommended Route:
only one way to go (clockwise when i went)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
hannah park, santos, hobos, graham swamp



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Review Date
August 7, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Anthony ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've ridden the trail three times. The first and third time clockwise from the ranger station. The second time counter clockwise. The long stretches, dune hills and winds along the swamp make for a fun and challenging ride. You can gain a lot of speed on the down hills and long stretches. There are a lot of rolling turns and a few tight fits between trees and roots. Ive be lucky to see the wildlife along the trail. Over all a great ride!

Recommended Route:
Enter the trail head on the left near the ranger station. Ride the trail clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Graham Swamp, Hanna Park, Hobos



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Review Date
October 27, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Logan_B ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Hey, I am 16 years old. I do mountain biking on my spare time and enjoy it greatly. This trail is not for begginers. There are many turns and dips that will catch you off-gaurd. This trail took me about an hour to complete. I busted a reflector and my right petal, and my right thumb. You do have to watch out for hikers though. All the ones I came across were more than polite enough to move out of my way. One tip for this trail: just cause you can go fast on some spots doesn't mean you should. Overall, I LOVED IT.

Recommended Route:
From the Ranger station and back.



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Review Date
February 4, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: kilcat ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a rolling hill single track shared with the hikers. The park rangers switch the direction of flow for the bikers. It's dangerous to go against the grain! There are too many blind corners. I fly down these curvy little hills. I am probably cruisin' for a bruisin'. Hopefully it will be me and the track and not a collision course with someone playing chicken. All in all it is 3 miles in and 3 miles back. The trail runs paralell on both sides of the main drag. You gotta do two laps or you will be leaving with a bad taste in your mouth.

Recommended Route:
Park by the beach ride your bike in to only pay a buck instaed of 3.25 and you will look like a cool local.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Not Really.



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