If you’re looking for the ultimate place to practice your new biking skills, Amelia Earhart Park is the place to be. It is one of the best bike trails among 285 mountain bike trails in the greater Florida area, this park offers 19 different trails that will see you enjoying rides off the beaten path. With miles of exciting slopes and challenging runs, Amelia Earhart Park offers trail types for all skill levels.
Located in the south of Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, the 515-acre park features 7.25 miles of bike trails as well as a weekend vendor that facilitates bike rentals. On average, bikers can expect elevation gains of about 258 feet and descents of 186 feet. It’s the perfect series of short trails for beginners.
A few of the most popular trails you can look forward to exploring at Amelia Earhart Park are listed below.
|Trail Name||Distance||Climb||Descent||Average Rating|
|Coffee trail||1.3 mi||45 ft||-46 ft||4/5|
|Potato Vine 1||0.6 mi||39 ft||-32.8 m||4 ½ /5|
|Golden Gate||0.2 mi||Short trail||n/s||4 ½ /5|
|Camel Hump||295 ft||3.2 ft||-3.2 ft||3/5|
|Crossing the Swamp||696 ft||6.5 ft||-6.5 ft||3/5|
|Playground||0.3 mi||Short trail||n/s||3 ½ /5|
|Little Razorback||1.4 mi||124 ft||-24.6 ft||4/5|
|Chupacabra||0.4 mi||78.7 ft||-75.4 ft||3 ½ /5|
|Key Biscayne 1||0.6 mi||75.4 ft||-75.4 ft||3 ½ /5|
As a fast park, riders can look forward to lots of flow. A bonus is that trails end at the entrance of another trail which means there’s no need to crisscross over access roads or double back to the beginning of a trail. With the different terrains, it’s ideal for cross-country mountain biking.
The Amelia Earhart Park, named after the famed female aviator Amelia Earhart, who took off from the airport just north of the area, is not only a bikers’ paradise, but also features the following fun amenities:
In addition to biking and mountain biking, there are also a bunch of different activities that include:
One of the key aspects to keep in mind is that the trails might be free, but parking isn’t. On average visitors can expect to pay $7 for daily parking, which is done by pay-by-phone payments.
Since the area tends to flood easily, we recommend avoiding the trails during rainy weather or just after heavy rains. This will not only keep you and your bike safe, but you’ll also preserve trail conditions. When the weather allows, these trails provide the perfect opportunity for some excellent rides!