This used to be a regular access point for Northshore on your MTB. Not anymore. Cost me $5 for a pain in the butt on my bike, when I could have accessed it for free elsewhere. And the park director was very impolite when we got stuck in the mess getting back to the vehicle and got back to the exit 5 minutes late. He probably would have locked us in the park, certainly seemed like that's what he was about to do.
Don't get me wrong, it looks great for hiking and walks on the beach, but the bike trail is no longer being maintained.
Access Northshore on your bike from Murrell park, not Rockledge!
Awesome moderate trail. Mountain bikers every few minute. Most announce themselves. Bathroom doesn't have a working sink or water fountain. Views on the upper include the insides of some really fancy homes. Gate staff exceptionally welcoming and polite.
Park is open but there is a bridge down about a mile in. You can still go up and around to the rest of the trail.
Trail isn't very well marked and I bushwhacked/walked around in circles a couple of times. But it is very pretty. Dog liked it too. Ended up finding a spot by the lake and setting up my hammock for half an hour before I had to head back.
Definitely be sure you are comfortable hiking up steep and narrow portions of the trail. Slid a couple times going down.
I almost don't want to tell you how awesome this place is at the risk of losing my perfect spot.
It is the best entrance to enter NORTHSHORE TRAIL, although they will charge you $5 a vehicle from this entrance, unlike the other entrances, it is totally worth it.