Graham Swamp

A scenic, challenging run (and bike) along the swamp trails at Florida's Flagler Beach

Trail Fest at Graham Swamp

Palm Coast, Fla. | Saturday, November 20, 2021

Natural trails made up mostly of soft sand and crushed shells — after all, you’ll be less than half a mile from the Atlantic Ocean — are what you’ll run at this race on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The race unfolds along the mountain biking trails inside Florida’s 3,000-acre Graham Swamp Conservation Area near Flagler Beach, about 2,700 acres of which are covered in swamps. You’ll run through a floodplain forest filled with bald cypress and sand pine trees, and as organizers say, “this trail is the most challenging trail in Flagler County, possibly even in Florida. There are lots of roots, rocks, steep descents and climbs, soft sand, quick switchbacks... you get the point. Take it all in, it’s incredibly beautiful too.”

$40 and up

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Words to run by

“There's two things everybody got to find out for themselves: they got to find out about love, and they got to find out about living. Now, love is like the sea. It's a moving thing. And it's different on every shore. And living... well... There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

Zora Neale Hurston

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