Not all great rides have to be epic death marches. Fort Clinch State Park, just north of Jacksonville, Florida, offers a fun and flowing loop that offers a mere 80 feet of elevation gain in 5.4 miles. Take a look at the elevation chart and you’ll see a low elevation of just three feet above sea level, topping out at 27 feet.
But this intermedia ride is just a stone’s throw from the beach. The route features a mixed forest of mossy oak, pine and palmetto. The trail is not overly technical but does include some tight, twisting sections and some steep ups and downs.
After you’ve finished riding, be sure to check out the one of the most well preserved 19th century forts in the United States, which was rebuilt and preserved by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
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