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Fort Pierce (FTP)

 4.7 (9)

4.4 Miles 7.0 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

111' 34 m

Ascent

-111' -34 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

15' 5 m

High

4' 1 m

Low

Shared By Travis Bailer

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This shaded, flowing singletrack is a gem on the Treasure Coast.

Travis Bailer

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

FTP features firm, flowing singletrack with frequent elevation variations. The trail is mostly shaded by oak, wild citrus, palms, and invasive pepper and passes under Interstate 95 a few times.
The trailhead and access road as well as most of the trail are on private property. Per an agreement with the landowner current membership in Airborne MTB Club and a signed waiver are required to access and ride the trail. Members who have signed the waiver are given the combination for the gate lock on the access road. Further instructions can be found on the Airborne website: airborne-mtb.org/

Trail is closed when wet.

Need to Know

There is plenty of parking at the trailhead, however those who wish to avoid driving their vehicle on the dirt access road can park in the hotel parking lot adjacent to the access road and ride in from there.

Description

FTP trail is directional. The trail entrance is to the right of the trailhead sign and the exit trail terminates to the left of the sign.

Just after the start is a ridge ending with a drop called Big Dipper. This feature and the subsequent Lil Dipper dogleg can be bypassed by following the sign prior to the ridge climb. From this point to the first I-95 underpass the trail parallels Ten Mile Creek and has a fast flowing character. This section has many citrus fruits, keep an eye out for them seasonally.

There are drops at both I-95 crossings followed by a more technical section leading to the Bay of Pigs which is accessed via the X-shaped plank structure on the right. Bay of Pigs is a technical loop which can be bypassed by continuing left and not crossing the wooden structure.

The trail meanders through some semi-technical turns and passes under I-95 four more times. There are a few more short features/sections that can be bypassed, including Four Bridges, all these sections are marked with signs. The Black Forest section is frequently closed due to wetness, closure will be indicated by logs, tape/flagging, and signs.

Near the end of the ride there is a relatively flat flow section of oak and saw palmetto leading in to a couple doglegs. Eventually you'll reach the exit trail as it borders the wire fence.

Contacts

Local Club: Airborne MTB

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Nov 28, 2017
Mike O'Sullivan
Apr 26, 2016
Marcio Ruela
May 9, 2015
Ron Wilson
great course with amazing dips and other challenges

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  4.7 from 9 votes

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  4.7 from 9 votes
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