Alafia River State Park

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↑ 2,900 ft
↓ 2,500 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
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I was wondering if the easy loop would be manageable for an adult just starting out? -Verrybusy

A: Yes, the easy loops are good for beginners. There's a few tight spots and can get rather bumpy but nothing hard. Just follow the signs / map.

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Q: Is there a trail appropriate for a 5 year old boy? -Guest

A: I would say no.

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Trailblazer


August 18, 2016
N8XC Trailblazer  
 
Review: The trail system is composed mostly of sand with occasional soil, limestone rocks and roots. The easy loop is a leisurely ride through dense wooded area. The real fun is found at the intermediate and advanced loops. Here you'll find wooden berms, steep punchy climbs followed by fast short rutted descents, constant blind turns with washed-out hillside on one side and swamp on the other waiting to swallow you up. People of all skill levels can find something challenging at this park.

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Granny Gear

July 26, 2016
 
Review: These trails are super challenging of your technical ability and super fun. I have ridden in lots of places in the country and this is definately one that stands out thanks to the terrific trail work by the local bike organization SWAMP!

Similar Trail: Boyette

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Bunny Hop

July 16, 2016
spike07 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: The new spitfire trail is amazing rode it twice and loved it if swamp keeps this up north Creek is going to be 5 plus mile loop

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Gramcounter


June 13, 2016
Hobbes Gramcounter  
 
Review: Gatorback and Moonscape/Gravitron are definitely double black diamond as far as Florida trails go. Super fun flowing North Creek Trail, and Rollercoaster is a super pump trail.

Similar Trail: Loyce E. Harpe MTB trails

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May 22, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Was everything we had heard and hoped for can go as eat or difficult as you want. Great place to ride. We camped there and had a blast. We will be back for sure

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Granny Gear

April 24, 2016
 
Review: Other-worldly system of MTB trails from beginner to double-black diamond. Trails are well-maintained, but some aren't well marked. $5 per carload entrance fee. Good facilities at the trail head.

Similar Trail: Santos, Jackrabbit, Balm Boyette

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Gnarly


April 6, 2016
Angel K Gnarly  
 
Review: Outstanding system of trails. Trail map also provided by the Park Ranger when you enter. Area comes with a bike wash station and tools. Highly recommended. Series of beginner to expert trails, well marked, and easy to access. Bring your lunch! Picnic tables available and you can easily spend all day here!!

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Bunny Hop

March 17, 2016
 
Review: Fun trail system got a lil turned around in bridges looking for gator but finally got around the whole system

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Gramcounter


February 9, 2016
LeighS68 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fun trail. Nothing too technical, a couple of tight turns you have to make or you're swimming with the fishes. Good time

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Gramcounter


January 14, 2016
 
Review: It has a little of everything from beginner to advanced except downhill. There is just no downhill in FL Can't believe it is rated 4th in FL, I need to try those other 3.

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Alafia River State Park MTB Trail 4.67 out of 5 based on 167 ratings. 167 user reviews.
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