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Mountain Biking in Oleta River State Park, Miami, Florida USA

Difficulty level :
Modarate
Average time:
1 hr 36mins
Miami is a gifted with tropical climate cosmopolitan city, located on the Atlantic coast. Considered to be America's top class resort city, with vibrant nightlife and endless international cultural happenings as well as top sport activities and events, Miami is a global destination for the outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

Apart from the fact that the city is a must for water sports as it provides easy access into endless sandy beaches with sparkling waters, Miami also hosts amazing recreational parks within the city, offering a wide variety of fun activities.

Oleta River State Park is Florida’s biggest park and is located in the banks of the Oleta River. Situated close to downtown Miami and with many facilities and outdoor activities available, this green urban paradise is a perfect destination for mountain bikers.

With a network of more than 15 mi/24 km of long trails, the park is considered to be one of South Florida’s top mountain biking rides. Under the shade of tall pine trees and lush nature, the single track trails provide the bikers with a number of climbs and downhills as well as switchbacks roots and rocks along the rough trails. There are smooth sections as well as banked corners that allow you to maintain high speed for maximum fun.

For the newcomers to the mountain biking world, the park provides a 3 mi/5 km long paved trail and 4 mi/6.4 km long of novice trails to practice before one goes off road. Even if you don’t own a bike, you can rent one within the park and enjoy a great ride. Along the way, you will find primitive cabins and picnic tables to relax and enjoy your day at the park.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Miami
15.9mi/25.5km, 26mins
Head east on NW 15th St toward NW 18th Ave, Take the 2nd right onto NW 17th Ave, Take the 3rd left onto NW North River Dr, Slight right onto NW 11th St/NW North River Dr, Take the 2nd left onto NW 12th Ave, Take the FL-836 E ramp to I-395/I-95/Downtown Miami/Miami Beach, Turn right onto FL-836 E, Take the exit on the left onto I-95 N toward Ft. Lauderdale, Keep left to continue on I-95 Express, Take the exit toward Florida Turnpike/Florida 826, Merge onto I-95 N, Take exit 12B to merge onto FL-826 E/FL-91 S toward N.Miami Beach Continue to follow FL-826 E, Continue straight onto NE 163rd St, Destination will be on the right
BY AIR
Miami International Airport,
18.1mi/29.1km from Oleta River State Park
BY TRAIN

Miami is the southern terminus of Amtrak’s Atlantic Coast services, running two lines, the Silver Meteor and the Silver Star, both terminating at New York City. The Miami Amtrak Station is located in the suburb of Hialeah near the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Station on NW 79 St and NW 38 Ave.

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