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
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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June 28, 2015
 
Review: I had a local act like a tool here today over how close I parked to his blueish grey Colorado (even though he had enough space to open his tailgate and still have leg room). Shortly after that, I was approached by another local who explained I was over another line and that the park rangers could potentially ticket me there. This is my 4th time at this incredibly fun and well thought out trail and I must admit that the typical interaction with the locals is usually a lot closer to how the gentleman behaved towards me than the other rider. Although extremely crowded on the weekends (you will encounter riders in both directions on greens), there is plenty of space, trail options, and even overflow parking if needed for everyone including nubes and kids. The trail does have a good amount of sugar sand here and there so you can go a little low on the tire pressure if you'd like. A little rain wouldn't hurt this trail at all so don't skip out just because the afternoon showers sprinkle a little.

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June 16, 2015
 
Review: Got to ride Alafia in February. What a great trail system. There is something for everyone, The locals are very cool and helpful. I am an old man, and I skipped one of the black diamond sections. I will be back.

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May 11, 2015
 
Review: Came up from Hollywood,Fl and it was well worth it. A great designed trail, very well posted so you dont get confused.
The locals are friendly which i think is important.

Similar Trail: Balm Boyette

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May 10, 2015
 
Review: I'm just going to reiterate what everyone else has said before. Do not underestimate this trail system because it's in Florida..... The trails flow like a roller-coaster with awesome drops and climbs that will keep you coming back. And a ton of switchbacks to keep it even more interesting.

Similar Trail: Boyette Scrub Preserve

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May 10, 2015
 
Review: Do not underestimate this park because it's located in Florida. We have some very technical trails due to the phosphate mining that took place here. The trails flow like a roller-coaster with lots of drops and climbs and a ton of switchbacks.... One of my favorite places to ride.

Similar Trail: Boyette Scrub Preserve

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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.

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Alafia River State Park MTB Trail 4.66 out of 5 based on 141 ratings. 141 user reviews.
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