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Reported: December 2016

Jonathan Dickinson State Park... Southeast Florida

Paved Trail Biking and Mountain Biking Options

Jonathan Dickinson State Park at 11,500 acres is a real treasure with something for everyone - biking, paddling, hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and more. The State Park roads are bikeable, plus paved bicycle trails, scenic nature trails, and a popular mountain biking course. (Map link and photos below.)

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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Location: Martin County (Jupiter)
Mileage: Various
Surface: Paved, gravel, off-road
Nearby points of interest: Jupiter Beach and Inlet, Jupiter Lighthouse

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Jonathan Dickinson Park concessionaire (Hobe Sound)
Real Deal Bicycles (Jupiter)
Bicycle World (Jupiter)

Support and Advocacy:
Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Biking at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Multi-Use Trail at Visitor Center

A paved one-mile multi-use trail parallels the main park road from the Visitor Center to the equestrian trailhead.


Camp Murphy and Mountain Bike Trails

Club Scrub is a mountain biking club that maintains nine miles of mountain biking trails at the Camp Murphy trail system. Good for all skill levels from novice to expert, the site includes a pump track and children's trail.

 


Old Dixie Highway, about 1.5 miles

Old Dixie Highway (shut down through the park), though rough and rutted, is now a biking trail adjacent to the Camp Murphy mountain trails, about 1.5 mile.

 


More about Jonathan Dickinson State Park

During World War II, Camp Murphy was a Signal Corps facility for top-secret training in a new (at the time) technology called "radar." The camp was dismantled and the land transferred to the State in 1947. The State Park, named after a 17th century Quaker merchant, opened in 1950.

The park has a Visitor Center, concession and restaurant, camping, hiking, biking and equestrian trails, picnicking, fishing, boating, kayaking and canoeing. Boat tours of the river, equestrian tours and a farm wagon ride are available. Admission fee, boat ramp fee are additional. The Hobe Mountain Tower provides an overview of the park and Atlantic Ocean at the eastern end off U.S. 1.


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