Mountain Bike at Markham Park

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Added by Jess Curren

Well maintained trail system with something for all skill levels!

I was very impressed with the mountain bike trails at Markham Park. Not knowing exactly what to expect, we were hesitant at first but quickly warmed up to the trails.

Markham Park and Target Range is a popular spot for locals. In addition to the mountain bike trails, there's also a target range, picnicking, model airplane field, playgrounds, and a full hook-up campground. I believe they charge entrance fees over the weekend, but during the week it's free. Entrance is also free if you are paying to stay at the campground.

First off, stop by the park office and obtain a mountain biking pass and fill out the waiver. We were able to get a family pass for the day that covered anyone of us that wanted to ride, which was great! Its $5 per person or $10 for a family up to 5. You could also get an annual pass if you are going to frequent the park.

Next, ride (or drive) the short distance to the trail head. I also picked up a trail map, but found it pretty difficult to follow. Most of the people I ran into said they just ride as everything loops back to the beginning anyway.

There are beginner trails, intermediate trails, and some pretty advanced trails as well. All of them are well maintained, and there's some great man made features along some of the more difficult trails. We quickly got used to the easy trails and graduated to some of the more difficult sections. I loved that for most of the difficult sections there's a bypass if you don't feel up to it.

Our kids loved the pump track and were able to ride some of the easier trails. It was nice there was something there for all of us to ride.

Make sure to check out Alligator Alley and Big Gulp. Just don't forget to keep moving as its a crazy hill!

For more information or to help with trail maintenance, check out their website: http://www.markhamparktrailbuildingfund.org/Park/.

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These trails are epic!!

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