Alafia River State Park

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↑ 2,900 ft
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Alafia River State Park singletracks are IMBA EPIC certified. Wide range of novice to intermediate to advanced to highly advanced sections. The trailhead parking lot has bathrooms with hot water, bicycle rinsing stations, shaded pavilions, a volleyball net and a playground.

Camping and equine trails are available.

Parking fee: $4.00 for vehicle with driver only or $5.00 per car load (up to 8 people).

For further information visit: www.floridastateparks.org/alafiariver/default.asp and www.swampclub.org
added by AdventurecyclingGramcounter July 12, 2004
Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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April 5, 2015
 
Review: One of the best trails in Florida!!

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March 20, 2015
 
Review: Black diamonds are worth the trip. for flat trail you can get a lot of speed.

Similar Trail: Balm Boyette

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March 10, 2015
 
Review: The trails were great. Rode most of them with my 8, 14, and 15 year old. Our favorites are Roller Coaster and North Creek. We logged almost 20 miles today. The best so far!!!

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February 15, 2015
 
Review: Best trail in Florida hands down. Excellent maintenance and great thrills.

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February 12, 2015
 
Review: Review: Florida is flat....don't fool yourself. In most areas the severe terrain dictates the trail. In Florida the local MTB chapters seek out any challenging terrain. Once they find some, they bend the laws of time and physics to maximize the very meager gifts bestowed upon them. Alafia is a testament to how amazing "SWAMP" is. I am a native of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I "winter" in Florida, because going 3 months without riding is a fate worse than death for me. Most of the world's population of children dream of Florida to experience Disney World. This is the same passion i feel for Alafia. "Magic island" and "Twisted Sister" are worth the 23 hour car ride from my front door. "Roller coaster, North Creek,Moonscape" and the all too aptly named "Buzzard Bay" are literal works of art. If you manage to ride on a week day before 10 AM. Be sure to hug the guy in the Toyota Tundra with shovel in hand that frequents "Roller-coaster". He is an artist and has a practical vision that I wish could be applied to several other trails in Florida. The only real concern is the 2-way riding that blankets a good portion of the trails. Be wary, but most of the difficult trails are 1 way fortunately.

Similar Trail: Balm Boyette, Amelia Earhart

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February 4, 2015
 
Review: More fun than I would have imagined. With all the time I spend in TPA, wish I would have known about this trail sooner. No long climbs, but the climbing there is, is STEEP. Don't let FL trick you, the Black Diamonds are for real. Technical, steep, and fast.

Similar Trail: Alifia State Park

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January 31, 2015
 
Review: If you haven't been to Alafia in a while, come on back, it's better than ever! Swamp has been working overtime adding new features, new option loops off of North Creek such as Razorback and Twisted Sister, and some rollers, jumps, and O-berma-care all around the park. Rides even better than before, and tons of fun. Some people still scoff at real, "mountain biking" in Florida, but it is indeed a real deal. Come on down and have a blast.

Similar Trail: Balm-Boyette, Carter Rd., Santos, Chicopee Woods

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January 12, 2015
 
Review: Don't underestimate Florida trails. They're definitely NOT flat. Alafia is a rollercoaster of sand, oak roots, and limestone with plenty of beautiful green swamps to take a dip if you get too cocky. There's even a trail called rollercoaster.

Similar Trail: Loyce Harpe

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January 9, 2015
 
Review: Alafia is one of the best trail systems I have ridden! The scenery is awesome and plenty of technical stuff. Not a ton of climbs but there are a lot of fast flowy trails. Perfect for beginner and advanced riders.

Similar Trail: Big Cedar, Dallas, TX

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January 3, 2015
 
Review: If you're in the central FL area, mainly the west side. You ought to treat yourself to a fun ride at Alafia and, or Balm Boyette. To improve, or keep your skills sharp. Go ahead and see what FL has to offer.

Similar Trail: Balm Boyette

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Alafia River State Park MTB Trail 4.65 out of 5 based on 136 ratings. 136 user reviews.
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