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Mandarin Park

Average Rating:    (2.1 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Mostly hardpack, but some sandy. Very short trails that are great for an after school/work ride
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Latitude
30.217690185142586
Longitude
-81.61811828613281
Trail Directions
Take I-295 to S.R. 13 (San Jose). Go south, turn right just before you cross a bridge. The park is on your left
Trail Length
very short
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Jacksonville
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Review Date
December 12, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: JaxRider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very small park, with very little mileage. For as small as it is, they did run a few trails in there. If you live within a few miles, it's worth incorporating it in a ride, but not worth driving across town.
If you like roots, and most of us don't, it does have a small and very technical root section, but other than that, it is not technical.
Instead of dillos, they have lots of cats. They feed stray cats out there.
The most fun I had there was when I was riding through the neighborhood and rode my rode bike though it.
I enjoyed the view from the pier. It's also a great place to launch kayaks.

Recommended Route:
Somewhere else. But if you must go and try it (I did), it really doesn't matter. Just jump on a trail and jump on one you haven't been on yet and in 20 min. of wandering around, you'll be done.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hanna Park, Graham Swamp, Fort Clinch, Santos, San Felasco and soon Bayard.



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Review Date
December 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: pennell63 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
People seem confused about this park. It is in Mandarin off San Jose Blvd, there are signs leading to it across from ACE hardware. These are clearly walking trails that you may bike on. The longest trail is 1.7 miles but can be made slighly longer by taking some of the loops and joining one of the other (less than 1 mile) trails. I used these trails to introduce my wife to trail riding and that is all they're good for. There is nothing extreme here, just a relaxing introduction to riding off the road. If you use it for that it's a nice trail nothing more, nothing less.



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Review Date
December 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Big Dude ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Typical florida trail. Stay out of the main park, really boring. Ride the area by in the front of the park by the pile of limerock. Lots of loops and cutoffs. There used to be some bridges, manmade thangs but they look pretty bad.

Recommended Route:
Off 17

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Can't tell ya itsa secret!



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Review Date
April 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Jax, FL

Summary:
This isn't the one across from the NAS Jax, this is on San Jose Blvd...this is in Mandarin, across the Buckman Bridge from NAS Jax..there is a place near NAS but its not Mandarin Park...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hanna Park and Fort Clinch



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Review Date
January 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Eulicka Balles , from Jack the ville

Summary:
I've been to Moab, Northshore, Colorado, and Whistler and this place beats them all by a long shot. All the above trails around the world suck. This is the best place I've ever ridden!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommended Route:
Any this place rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None because this is the best



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