Mala Compra Mountain Trail

HARD 24 reviews

Mala Compra Mountain Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palm Coast, Florida that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Great IMBA/SORBA endorsed trail that has options for various skill levels and includes a series of BMX-like hills at one end.

hiking
6 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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
2 months ago

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

backpacking
2 months ago

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

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Great trail for walking or biking.

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, March 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!

hiking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

mountain biking
Friday, December 26, 2014

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

hiking
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Kids loved catching the fiddler crabs.

hiking
Sunday, December 09, 2012

Very fun trail. I rode it on a hybrid so it was pretty tricky to get through but that's all I had to work with. Lots of technical stuff but almost all if them are avoidable if you want. Worth the trip.