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Oleta River State Park

Average Rating:    (3.97 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 103

The most technical trail in South Florida ! Plenty of roots, rocks, and trees. A great place to ride! check out the NORBA state race there 11-22-98.
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Latitude
25.92504917348303
Longitude
-80.14371871948242
Trail Directions
I-95 to 163rd st. East to Oleta River. Just before the intercoastel on the south side of the street.
Trail Length
miles 7.5
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
North Miami Beach
Web Address
Information Added By
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Review Date
April 6, 2014

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Jonno ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode this trail for the 1st time in 10 years. I had to ride it because Virginia Key was closed for maintenance and Amelia had some super event going on and I could not get in. Somebody had said that Oleta had gotten better. After 10 years I would hope so as when I rode it last it sucked!! Guess what? Oleta still SUCKS. Zero flow, poor maintenance and piss poor trail marking. This trail has so much potential it is scary, but it really feels like this is the red headed step child of S. FL MTB trails. Any time it felt like you could build up a little momentum, a random rock pile or stupid man made obstacle would be right there. Talk to the folks at Amelia on how to build a trail!

Recommended Route:
Go south on 95 to Virginia Key or take 139th. street west to Amelia. If your in Broward County go to Markham. Even Quiet Waters is more fun to ride and cheaper also

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Amelia, Markham, Quiet Waters



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Review Date
December 27, 2012

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: IKnowURider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I went to this trail for the first time in a couple years because I wanted to try something different again instead of my old stanbys in Broward County. Now I remember why I haven't been in a couple years. The story is like this twist, turn, root, up 4 feet, root, down 4 feet, root, and repeat ad infinitum. No challenge here, mostly monotony.

Recommended Route:
None.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Markham or Amelia.



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Review Date
December 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: peavey_amp ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode once here last year, was hoping it would improve in a years time. But I was very wrong. You can ride all trails and not know the difference between expert and novice. This place is nothing but flow-less terrain and loose rocks on every corner to zap any speed you have. One section there's even a plastic tarp covering the trail, stupid. Lacking proper signage as well. Don't bring your girlfriend here because she'll probably dump your ass. It's like they decided to put in a trail but didn't bother to maintain it. The "pump" track needs extreme help. The only reason it's getting 3 stars for technicality is because there is rock after rock and roots everyflippingwhere. And it does require more patience than skill, it's not fun at all.

Recommended Route:
None, save your money because they charge to get in

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Markham Park

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Review Date
January 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: vnelson88 ,  Racer

Summary:
Ive been riding in Miami now for 15 or so years. I started riding here at Oleta. For years this trail was all I knew, riding it 2-3 times a week...and I don't live close. As I became a better rider I started to look elsewere to ride. Markham trails were not clearly marked and even further of a drive from Oleta and Amelia was nothing it is today.

Through the years the sport has taken off in South Florida and the surrounding parks have taken off. Now there is Amelia, Markham, Oleta, Virginia Key, and Vista View if your into that kind of park. I haven't been to Oleta in a while, and for good reason. I forgot how bad it has gotten, or maybe how much better the other parks have gotten. To some it up the park has "No Flow". In a recent post on another forum, someome mentioned that they were disappointed that the 12 Hrs of Oleta had been moved to Amelia this year. The arguement that this person tried to make was that Oleta lacked "flow" and I couldn't agree more. The trails are so covered in loose rock and roots that it is near impossible to get any kind of corner speed. And a rhythm...forget about that. I had to fight to keep from bailing on the ride all together. This park needs some serious improvements. Some of which are mentioned in other posts on this forum.

So in short, if your gonna ride in the Miami area, in my opinion, ride elsewhere. There is SO much better riding at Amelia in Hialeah or Markham park in Sunrise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Amelia Earhart, Markham Park, Virginia Key



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Review Date
January 12, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Visitors rate this review
4.00 of 5, 8.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mike_d_1583 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Down from Cincinnati on vacation and thought I'd check this place out. There are a lot of different trail, about 15-20 but only about 12 miles total, which makes it a little confusing at times. Some of the trails are poorly marked making it easy it veer off course. This is an ok trail for somebody who has limited physical capabilities. It only has about 20 feet of elevation change, so it gets boring really fast and it has ZERO FLOW. The expert sections made me laugh, I didn't see anything expert about it. There are alot of roots and loose rocks to throw you off course. You really have to pay attention to the trail as they are poorly marked and maintained. Also, why did they cut some of the roots out from healthy trees, make people ride it! This trail needs more flow and more berms to offset the very loose conditions. I would say this trail is more annoying than technical. Tons of ferns and overgrowth to smack you in the face too if you enjoy that.

There is a little warmup track near the parking lot, which is a failed attempt at a pump-track. They need to berm-up some of the turns, and re-pack the existing berms. Some of the jumps would be better if they smoothed out the entrance, as it is now, there is a 2 inch lip on which takes away all speed. Seems they could do a better job with the maintenance. Bring in some fill dirt for a better ride, all those loose rocks really spoil the mood.

And it's $6.00 to enter the park, seems overpriced.


Recommended Route:
Whichever one you find first. Pay little attention to the trail difficulty system, as they are all about the same. If you have riden anywhere besides Florida, these trails will be easy due to the flatness.

There is also a pull-up bar near the warmup track, which is a plus.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Don't know.



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