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Southern Glades Trail

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Largely flat but rough, can be technical where limestone is abundant. This trail is very long, and flat, there is one hill of approx 18ft in height. The trail is mantained in part by Miami Dade County, South Florida Water Management District, and Everglades National Park. It runs alongside the south eastern border of the National Park and ends in a small bay called Manatee Bay. The trail itself is composed of several loops which can total more than 50+ miles. Maps are available at the trail head.
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Latitude
25.447924886211492
Longitude
-80.35211563110352
Trail Directions
From North Take US1 South to S.R. 9336, then go west until you get to c111 canal (about 1 mile before the Everglades National Park entrance) at this point you can ride the north or south trails. The north trail is called Everglades Trail, the south trail is called the Southern Glades Trail.
Trail Length
13+
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Florida City
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Review Date
December 25, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: talentous ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Excellent Cardio work out!!! Fire Roads make it a bit of a challenge. Pretty much flat for the most part. Encounter some alligators,iguanas,snakes,bobcats and birds with 6 to 7 feet wingspans along the way (don't worry gators are in the water, iguanas hardly move, bobcats runaway and the snakes you won't see till you bike in the southern most region for Southern Glade trail, but you'll see them way before you're in close distance!!) One or two trick hills along the way but nothing big. Great alternative for MT bikers living in kendall or just south dade who usually go up to Markham or Oleta. As always bring a repair kit(even though I've never had to repair my tire) and water. I usually never stop, just one or two minutes...wait longer and the bugs start coming!! Keep the Cardio up by riding 3 to 4 times a week and then head up to the Big trails on the weekend!! Try to bike early in the morning or a few hours before sunset. I rate this trail a 4, because this is just one of many trails in the Greenway Network, totaling to 194 miles. All of the trails connect. For starters go out about 10 miles and then back 10. Increase each time you go. Maybe one day we can have a group going out there into the farther regions on the trails!! Here's a map to give you an idea. http://www.tacketc.com/sftrd/trails/big_map.html



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Review Date
February 16, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: 3L in the gables ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
if you are instrested in an exciting, challenging, ride, go elsewhere... if you are interested in a LONG, SLOW ride through the everglades (& have good tires & tubes that wont easily bust) & have nothing else to do, then check it out. 1st off, if you are getting a trail map, make sure they give you the right one... we asked for a map of the southern glades trail (heading south off sw136 & c-111 canal), & instead got a map of the everglades trail (north on c-111 & 136th), we realized about 3 miles into the trip, but... no biggie there are signs posted along the way, like every 5 miles or so. the ride is LONG & BORING, w/ nothing but hard limestone & loose rocks running alongside the canal to ride on (BEWARE OF FLATS), very flat, very boring, but all the loose rocks makes for good resistance & a decent leg workout. plenty of good wildlife viewing along the way, but to actually see anything you'll have to stop for a minute & really look. we heard a gator in the water thrashing something around, but by the time we got over to see what it was, he had already submerged & was gone (cool nonetheless, & YES it WAS a gator, nothing else big enough in the swamp to make that kind of noise/ splash)
bring water & bug spray, & only ride this trail in the winter months when its cool enough to not get scorched,

Recommended Route:
from university of miami... take snapper creek expwy to turnpike south, till end, take S.R. 9336 West (follow signs to Everglades National Park) & bring a few bucks to hit that fruit stand (roberts?, you'll know it when you see it) about a 1/2 mile from the prison... TRUST ME... it will be the highlight of your lame day



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Review Date
March 15, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ernie , from Miami, Florida

Summary:
Full of limestone, easy to get flat tires, very very hot, as if you are in the stove for many hours. Best time to go is in the morning, no later than 10 am or else you will be BURNED like HELL. Not recommended for children.
No challenge, however it is good for exerice such as endurance.

Recommended Route:
This route is rare, not everyone knows about it. It is simple and basic to ride around.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Oleta Park or Davie, which is at Weston.



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Review Date
January 26, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: herb , from miami

Summary:
Yes long and monotonous, but is good for resitance training due to its length 60 + miles. Also some other side trails at trail head that have some off road vehicle trails that can be fun!
The northern trail head is on 136 street its called the South Dade green way, the south trail connects in the Everglades NAtional PArk and is called the Ingram Highway

Recommended Route:
The trail head(northern) is at sw 136 st and a bit west of krome avenue(177 ave) Only cross streets that intersect with krome are 8st(tamiami trail)
88 st (Kendal Drive)
152 st.( Coral reef Dr)
Just ride any of those streets west until you hit krome and then follow krome to south west 136 st. Head west on 136 st until you met the c-11 canal , on the west bank you will find the trail head.



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Review Date
March 1, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Daniel , from Miami

Summary:
I've been looking for trails down south (of Miami) I can't find this one, if anyone can help me out. Please be more specific. Thanks.



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