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Mala Compra Mountain Bike Trail

Mala Compra Park

Mala Compra Mountain Bike Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palm Coast, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 22 feet Route Type: Loop


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This route is a technically challenging mountain bike trail. There is a hiking trail adjacent to it that can also be found on AllTrails. Great IMBA/SORBA endorsed trail that has options for various skill levels and includes a series of BMX-like hills at one end.

mountain biking
2 months ago

A good moderate ride with A very tough section for more technical riding. The trail is well maintained and marked. About 5.5 miles should Nile track loop.

3 months ago

Great running trail, go "wrong" way to see oncoming bikers. Stay alert lots of exposed roots and stuff waiting to trip you! Several opportunities to access the perimeter trail, which is flat and direct. I parked at the Publix across 16th Rd and nobody seemed to notice or care. Also, they make an excellent Roast Beef sub and potato wedges.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Great all around biking trail for this part of the state. Tight, twisty but otherwise relatively smooth makes for fast rides. Most of the course is easy to follow but I did get turned around once. The diamond trail is very technical with short rocky quick climbs and descents. Fun obstacles to huck over if you so choose otherwise there are bypasses. Well maintained and thank you to SORBA!

9 months ago

11 months ago

Need better signs .... loved the trails just at times not sure which way to go. Understood the blue signs and diamond signs.

mountain biking
Thu Feb 14 2019

Excellent for beginners. Some challenge if you want . Go fast !

Sun Jan 20 2019

Very flat, short hike. Would be better to bike the bike trail instead, something I hope to do soon!

mountain biking
Tue Jan 08 2019

Sooo much fun. Love the challenge for mountain biking!

Tue Nov 20 2018

Love this trail

Wed Sep 12 2018

Beautiful trail from river to ocean! Bike trail is better and 5.5 miles

Thu Aug 23 2018

The hiking trail was ok. My 6 year olds were bored until we started the mountain bike trails! It was so cute seeing them get into hiking! It was also raining which made everything a bit more challenging! We loved it!

Sat Aug 11 2018

Love love loved it! Met the men who built and still improving on this beautiful area. Nature at its finest. My sister and I hiked the bike trail, 6 miles! Will be going again soon!

Wed Jul 18 2018

Added the trail to the ocean.

Tue Apr 10 2018

So much fun.. we hiked the mountain bike trail, it was pretty cool. will definitely be back.. much longer than 2.9 miles

mountain biking
Thu Mar 01 2018

awesome trails. pretty difficult. wooded. fell a few times it was a good day!

Sat Feb 03 2018

The map on here shows the mountain bike trail. There's also a couple walking trails that are great. You'll have no problems, the trailhead has a map and the trails are marked very well.

Sun Jan 28 2018

My only complaint, is that the hiking trail was not pre-loaded, but the biking trail was. But all in all, it was a very nice hike got to see the ocean the scenery was nice, I got 4 1/2 miles out of them

Mon Nov 13 2017

Hiking trail was easy. We went around 5pm. Pretty views.

Fri Oct 27 2017

Love this trail hands down, one of my favorites,very nice.

mountain biking
Sun Jun 18 2017

There are 3 or 4 trails here that you can bike. A very easy, and flat trail that runs along side the mountain biking trails straight to the beach. This is a good warm up. Then there is the blue marked intermediate trail (5.5 mile loop) and the black diamond trail with double black diamond Cloud 9 section. Intermediate trail has easily avoidable technical features and some shrubbery you ride against, with tree branches to duck under. Fun ride - use bug spray!

mountain biking
Mon Jun 05 2017

Tight turns big roots with lots of technical places most with a bypass but cloud 9 no bypass very difficult lots short technical hill climbs with narrow bridges and steep rocky descents not for the beginner

Thu May 18 2017

The "walkers" trail was super easy with nice running space. The bike trail was technical and a gun challenge. No bikers so we were able to run a good section. Loved it.

mountain biking
Sun May 14 2017

Hard is right. Super technical and the climbs are short but very steep. The trails are marked but still not easy to follow. Its like a bowl of spaghetti in some spots

Sat Apr 29 2017

really nothing hard about the trail. it's all flat and short. very easy.

Mon Mar 06 2017

The hiking (red) trail is only 1.25 miles one way. It's definitely not a hike, more of a trail to stroll by on. Very easy! It is accompanied by a part elevated (boardwalk) trail that leads to the beach, which was beautiful for the dogs to play on. The "Hard" difficulty level is for the mountain bike trails. Which are usually occupied by bikers, so we haven't gotten a chance to hike them. We, instead, decided to walk all the way to Washington Oaks Gardens SP, via the beach, and enjoyed running about and photographing the coquina rocks.

Fri Jul 29 2016

Nice trail. Not very crowded and makes for a cool morning walk

mountain biking
Tue Jul 19 2016

I really like this trail I used to ride three times a week when I lived in Palm Coast, FL.

mountain biking
Wed Jun 15 2016

Great trail for walking or biking.

mountain biking
Sun Mar 27 2016

Good trail for a ride, be careful with the black diamond areas they will hurt you. Some of the drops had rounded out and you will go over the bars and the homemade bridges are very slippery. 5 mile round trip get to know it before you put the hammer down lol!

mountain biking
Fri Dec 26 2014

nicely kept track, not very technical with the exception of a couple of bridges

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