Central Park

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Beginner

Singletrack
↑ 400 ft
↓ 300 ft
7.3
avg mph
94
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33
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0:34
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
3.27 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Tony_V Granny Gear on September 13, 2006
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Good trail system with Beginner - Difficult. Mostly beginner. Good after-work trail to get your cardio workout. The trail system is all singletrack and loops around the park for almost 4 miles of riding. A freeride park is also located in the back corner with some jumps and north shore style technical trail features. check out www.rambo-mtb.org for more info

Night riding allowed, but park closes at 11pm.
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crp534 on September 24, 2014
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Review: Go to trail since it's close. Not over crowded at all. Well maintained and is updated from time to time. New banked turns on fire road are fun. Lots of fast sections, some fun technical sections. Not to difficult that a beginner couldn't handle it but still fun if you have some experience. Watch out for people on the trail.

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duddetts11 on September 20, 2014
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Review: Great for what it is, a nice, flowy, easily accessible trail in the heart of suburbia. Directional by day, and dedicated to mth bikes only, which is nice in a park that gets so much foot traffic. Upon entering park, keep bearing right, and you'll run into the last available parking area. TH is right there. Good use of power line for a little climbing, and a few nice berms for good downhill flow. Plenty of good roots, nothing overly technical, but to do a few laps here, or combine it with some other local trails, not too shabby! Thanks RAMBO! I'll be back

Similar Trail: Haw Creek park, Big Creek

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Fit4Life28 on May 29, 2014
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Review: Good to ride if you are a beginner level rider. This trail is put together well for the small area alloted. I wouldn't recomend driving long distances for this but it could be fun to link in with another trail as a warm up.

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Daniel Loudermilk on May 13, 2014
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Review: Not the best trail. Kinda confusing to figure out which way to go with all the intersections. Also muddy despite 2 days with no rain. There is a nice climb to get your heart pumping. Watch out for Frisbee golfers in the woods!

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bhmtb on March 17, 2014
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Review: 4 miles of directional single-track. Free to park and ride. Trail is not the best built- has many spots that do not drain so you get bogged down. Also runs through a disc golf course- beware frisbees. To make up for the crappy trail, there is a nice hill that you can climb for a fantastic view of the park and suburbia.

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MTB Crackfox on October 22, 2013
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Review: This trail is a go to if I can't get anywhere else. A really simple trail with nothing difficult. If you are a MTB and have lots of experience I don't know that you would really enjoy being on the trail. It's great for exercise and great if your pressed for time. If your looking for an adrenaline rush, look somewhere else. It is maintained fairly well and markings and following aren't hard. It's nice to have tucked away for special occasion

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illini81 on October 5, 2013
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Review: This is an easy short trail as much in the woods as out in the fields. Okay if close by but no real challenge or long up or downs. Sits in the back 40 of a regular park w sports fields.

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thiggins on January 20, 2013
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Review: 1st real trail on the new mountain bike. Great for beginners like me. Can't wait to go again. Really happy it's so close.

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drdirt777 on October 8, 2012
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Review: Short but sweet. The ride around the ball fields is not that great, but once you get into the woods it turns into a very nice mix of corners, elevation & fairly technical trail. Too short.

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Guest on April 14, 2012
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Review: Smooth and easy. Its my home trail so i hit it alot. If you stay close to the side on the hill side part you can easily pick up speed for the hill and fly through the woods. Get low in the turns. Its a breeze and way cool man.

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GoldenGoose on May 7, 2011
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Review: Fast, fun, and easy. Well maintained trails that cut around the park and make the most of the limited terrain. If you live in the area, this is a great spot to do repeat loops and get in some good mileage on dirt.

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jeff on February 2, 2011
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Review: Fast, easy little trail. The sections closest to the field tend to stay muddy for a long time after it rains - be sure to check the parking lot kiosk to make sure the trails are open for riding.

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Greg Heil on November 13, 2010
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Review: Nice little beginner-friendly trail. This might be the easiest true singletrack trail I've ever ridden, so yes it's very beginner friendly. Still, it was pretty fun and had a couple of interesting spots. It's about 2.6 miles in length, so yeah, it's short.

Similar Trail: Gainesville College

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petermay on July 20, 2010
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Review: disregard previous reviews and any maps you've seen. This trail has been cut back to just over two miles due to the Parks dept. new building and the water treatment plant taking over the back hill. RAMBO needs to do something up here because this trail has gone to pot. Big ruts no good flow and short, all I can say is it is close to me and gives me a decent workout when I'm short on time. Freeride area has been torn down for just over a year now.

* Review edited 7/20/2010

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RunandBike0519 on January 18, 2010
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Review: Ok, not real packed down. Never found the freeride area, I guess its gone?

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MarlinBrando on January 2, 2010
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Review: This trail is reopened as of Jan 2010, been riding on it the past two weeksish, and open other than after heavy rain. Decent trail, mostly beginner trail but some decent rocks and roots.

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Stevie_D on November 14, 2009
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Review: Went out to the trail this morning and it is closed until further notice. The bridge over the creek back by the old Free Ride area has washed out from this weeks heavy rains. I spoke to a RAMBO Rep and he said it is now up to the county to either move it upstream and or repair it.

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jamesterry on September 15, 2009
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Review: rip freeride area...

Similar Trail: big creek

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ronhollis on July 25, 2009
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Review: First time to ride it..it was a saturday, so the flow direction was good. nice trail, good mix of cardio, woods, fields, etc.....no crowded

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Stevie_D on July 17, 2009
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Review: Good trail for an old and slow guy like me. I last rode Wednesday night and saw that the Freeride section has been bulldozed down...and on some of the Forums I have read some people thougth the Trail was shut down too. This is untrue...The MTB Trail is still open... I called Central Park this morning to confirm that we are still good to go.... but the Freeride is gone for good.

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peterjm76 on July 7, 2009
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Review: Fairly good singletrack with some technical spots and some very easy beginner areas. Good trail to get skills and endurance back up to par for bigger and better rides. This is a day of the week directional trail so check the kiosk to make sure you are going with the flow.

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cyclecentralpark on June 9, 2009
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Review: Easy single tracks! For the future : if you are in New York - you should rent from the best bike rental company in NYC - Cycle Central Park www.cyclecentralpark.com. They offer the best bicycles, lowest rates, central park bike rentals, central park bike tours, nyc pedicab tours

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jamesterry on May 28, 2009
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Review: great trail. there was a beginners and an intermediate trail. i did the intermideate. it was cool one water crossing (unless it wet) and not much technical stuff. the freeride park was pretty cool. i went to watch and ended up doing some jumps. there were some kids a little older than me who were freeriding. they helped me out a little and got me started. (i think ill stick with the trail) all and all its very nice.

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macollins105 on February 18, 2009
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Review: This is a fun 4 mile trail to ride on. It has been about 6 months since I rode it. Yes, it is on a Frisbee golf course but that has never been a problem for me. There is not very many technical areas on the trail; it’s just a fun ride you can do fast. The parts throughout the woods are a blast. I found the trail in the open field to be boring because it just zigzags in and out. This is still a good trail to build up your stamina on. If you have the guts go check out the freeride area. There is a lot of fun stuff to play on and a rather large gap jump. On certain days of the week the trail goes clockwise and counterclockwise. You will just have to read the sign. A helmet is required to ride.

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mscaldas on January 3, 2007
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Review: Easy single tracks with almost 0 technical. Trail needs better blazing at some points and more maintenance :-) Park is overpopulated with freesbie golfers and kids, so be prepared to stop at any moment.

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madlion on October 29, 2006
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Review: The trail is a very narrow patch of hard pack that winds its way along rolling hills and through nice sections of forest. You just have to accept your riding on a Frisbee golf course for a large portion of it. The free ride park is awesome; I would love to know when some of the better riders show up.

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Tony_V on September 13, 2006
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Review: I ride this a few times a week. Well maintained by RAMBO and they hold annual time trials. Has one of the only free-ride parks in the area. Also, night riding is allowed up until 11 PM. Day directional trail with excellent signage.

Similar Trail: Big Creek

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Central Park MTB Trail 3.27 out of 5 based on 27 ratings. 27 user reviews.
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  • Lift Service
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  • Pump Track
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  • Winter Fat Biking
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