2019 Fantastic Flagler Visitor, Newcomer & Resident Guide 2019_Fantastic_Flagler__Visitor-Newcomer-Resident- - Page 41

TECHNICA L TR A IL S Graham Swamp Preserve This trail offers elevation changes to challenge biking enthusiasts with technical rock gardens, steep climbs and drops for 6.8 miles. Typically, riders start off leaving the parking area and head south on the single track trail. There is a hiking trail about 2.2 miles in length running through the center. Be sure to read the entrance sign prior to starting your ride. For a preview of what the bike trails are like, hike the trail by foot first. The Mala Compra Trail This 5.5-mile single track mountain bike trail is located off A1A in The Hammock. The trail head starts at Bing’s Landing and is a slow technical ride throughout several different natural Florida habitats. The trail begins with a hardback single track with switchbacks and straight-a-ways through palm brush for about two miles. You’ll reach a section spanning 1.5 miles with challenging climbs, quick descents, tight inclined turns and rock gardens all surrounding several sulfur springs. This section is followed by several miles of flowing switchbacks. Your ride ends right where you started after a final 1/2 mile up and down finish. MALA COMPRA TRAIL PAV ED TR A IL S St. Joe Walkway In Linear Park and approximately one mile in length, this trail provides a connection to the Intracoastal Waterway. The walkway is designated as part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Intracoastal Waterway Trail This trail winds approximately two miles from the Hammock Dunes Bridge trailhead to Waterfront Park trailhead. Pine Lakes Parkway (multi-purpose path) Running approximately 3.1 miles between Belle Terre Parkway and Palm Coast Parkway, this flat route provides resting spots and exercise stations along the trail. DID YOU KNOW? Looking for an overview trail map? Go to www.visitflagler.com to order a hard copy or download the TRAILS & PARK GUIDE . Lehigh Trail This trail runs parallel to the Lehigh Canal for much of its eight miles. The west end begins at U.S. 1 just north of Bunnell, travels through Palm Coast’s Town Center and ends at Colbert Lane. Linear Park The park has many amenities to enjoy, including a playground and picnic facilities. The park has been designated as a Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail by the Audubon Society since more than 40 bird species have been seen here. Fantastic Flagler Visitor, Newcomer & Resident Guide     39