A great singletrack that is marked very well and will test all your riding skills, from the steep ups & downs to the hair pin turns. It has 4 separate trails you can ride that total over 6 miles. All trails are somewhat difficult so this is not the best trail for beginners. With all the unique features of this trail, it will truly give you an excellent riding experience. There is a jump area and beginner/kids skills area being built.
Review: Surprising amount of fun packed in this limited area. Trails are high quality with plenty of short, stout climbs and drops throughout. The beginner and intermediate trails are some of the toughest in the state. Thick forest canopy makes for a jungle like ride. All trails are well marked; with frequent 911 location markers thorough out. Also many "bail out" routes are available if one desires to abandon the trail. Santos & Alafia will be all the props but per mile they have nothing on these trails. Hats off to the folks that built and maintain the trails. Restrooms available at the park's ball field.
Review: Great trail as always. All and all the trail is kept up and constantly being worked on and changing. Sign saying they need volunteers to help with a part of the track this Sunday December 21st.
Review: The trails took quite a beating from the long hard rainy season but flooded areas have receded and repair work is coming along nicely. Trails are still a little rough but everything should be back to normal soon. The new pump track, skills area and dirt jumps can now be finished since the dry season has started and will keep this one of the best riding places around.
Review: Very fun trail. Lots of flow if you carry your speed and hammer the turns correctly. Its very slick when its wet and it seems to stay wet for a while. Trails are well marked and the map helps out also. The DJ were closed, it looked like they were completely remaking them.
Review: Great FL trail. Would rate it 8.5-9/10...fun and pretty good flow if you go Hoot Owl to Racoon Run. Makes for a quick, super fun segment. Red Panther and Screaming Hawk were nice too in their own ways, just not as fun to me as the other two trails.
Review: Great Park, One of the best technical parks i've been to in Florida. You'll notice 911 signs every so often along the way. They are there for a reaso, its very easy to hurt yourself here if you are a beginner rider. I suggest If you're a beginner go with someone whos gone before and can talk you through the trails and gears to be in. The wrong gear can end up in pain and suferring. When it rains it becomes muddy and usually some trails get shut down. If you want a serious ride near central Florida definitely check out Chuck Lennon and the springs a nice touch on a hot summer day.
Review: This is an amazing set of trails. It is composed of 3-4 trails configured in a hub formation. They are all one way and this place is some serious fun. Definitely take your time to learn the trails before going all out. Be considerate of the volunteers that put in hours to maintain this place and do not ride it in or after a heavy rain. The clay trails get torn up very easily.
Review: I'm a fan and can't wait to return!
Detailed attention has been given to make this a fantastic run...
Kudos to the local crew!!
Well marked trails, (impressed with mile markers for emergencies)
stacked berms, hard packed floor, whoopty-dos, wide(r) bridges, etc..
It has some tech features to please, also.
Two ramps, log bridges, and some drops to air from, lots of kickers, too.
A few quick steep climbs and downhills to boot. If you're not an experienced rider, I would suggest taking time to learn the trail on your first lap.
What appears to be a rollover, may in fact, be a drop off...
and you won't know it til its too late if you're charging it.
Portions of this track are absolutely beautiful...almost looks like it was landscaped. You'll wind your way along some narrow fern lined trails and past bright berried bushes in a few places; Be careful, lots of poison ivy out there too, so don't fall! Haha.
I didn't see any wildlife on my ride, but it's Florida-
so you know they're there- be cautious around rotten logs and leaf litter.
The trailhead is clean and shaded and has a few picnic tables. There's also bathrooms and a bike wash on property. DeLeon Springs is a block or so away and they have pancakes! Great combo IMHO. Ride hot, jump in the cool springs, then stuff your face! Awesome.
Similar Trail: MalaCompra . Portions of Tom Brown.
Review: I ride this trail third most often as it is semi-local to me. IT is very well maintained and very well marked. It has three distinct trails, yellow, blue, and red. Each is properly graded. The yellow trail is friendly to any beginner with three minor optional technicals. The blue trail is a nice roller with a few root technicals. The red trail is also a nice roller with a few tight apexes and crests that drop quickly. The trail should not be ridden when wet. It is a clay surface mixed with sand and becomes very slick. I usually give it two days to dry out before heading over.
Review: Been here a few times. Totally shaded, hard-packed with woop-de-doos, berms, some roots. Alot of fun. I believe the entire route is around 6 miles with 4 different loops. Had a great time and will definitely return! Note this trail gets easily damaged by rain so double-check on trail conditions before heading out there...your best bet is to like their Facebook page Chuck Lennon Mtb Trail. Afterwards, you can head over to Pitmasters BBQ for lunch.
Review: It's among one of my favorite trails. I thought it was very well maintained and there were a lot of trails to choose from depending on level. I went after a storm though and there are a few low points. We managed to have a blast going through puddle, which added a bit of technicality. The trails aren't very long so you can easily do them a few times.
Review: Great trail system. My wife and I went and enjoyed all the trails we rode. There were a couple guys out there working in the trail and they have done a great job with this system. Racoon run was my favorite, but they are all fun rides.
Review: Drove down from Jacksonville to try this trail out. While i did enjoy the system, i was a little disappointed with the small amount of technical spots. Chuck does have great flow and rides smoothly, but I think ill stick with Mala Compra and Graham Swamp unless Im in mood of a change. Trail looks to be maintained very well though.
Review: My wife & I drove 3 1/2 hours to try these trails out this weekend. A great trail system, with many twists, turns and technical areas. Very well maintained. As a bonus, just at the end of the road to the park is the entrance to Ponce De Leon springs. We went for a cool dip after (in bike clothes) and then made pancakes at the restaurant on site. We spent the weekend at "Fish Camp" campground nearby. Had a great time. "Freestyle" area no longer opened and "Teeter-totter" gone. Frggin' county has wusses in charge.
Similar Trail: Alva (Caloosahatchee Regional Park)
Review: Finally drove over from Palm Coast today, what a blast! One of the better trails in Florida for flow. Trail winds through typical Florida forest, ferns, palms, palmetto. Well maintained, the rollers and turns keep your attention! Haven't found a better intermediate trail in FL.
Review: While not the longest trail system in the Sunshine State, Chuck Lennon makes the most out of every mile. A non-stop roller coaster ride that will leave you jonesin' for more. From a fun beginner's loop (complete with a few intermediate options) to a very challenging expert section that barely gives you a chance to catch your breat, this trail system is truly the most fun per mile that I've ridden in the Southeast.
Review: well maintained and good signs through out the trail mostly hardpack some challenge througthout a few small drops. The trails have about 6 miles total. they are fun with banked turns lots of ups and downs some areas have good flow. if you are nearbye good short ride I did everything in little over half hour though which in my opinion makes it too short to travel over a hour to get to.
Review: Much, and I mean much change for this trail, and I mean excellent change. The trail has a great mix-up of XC to a more challenging trail features. All together there is like 6 miles total miles, which includes the XC trails (yellow). The blue trails are awesome and flow exceptionally, and the reds are off the hook for sure. I highly recommend this trail system to all, and this trail will soon be a fully functional sanctioned trail (county run & county rules). This trail was nearly lost earlier this year, which would have been a total loss for many.
Similar Trail: Graham Swamp, Mala Champra, Soldiers Creek, Santos, San Felasco...etc. etc.
Review: Great Trail! Very well maintained with excellent signage. Awesome flow with a few technical elements. You will not be disappointed with traveling to check it out. Not very long, but riding it 2-3 times in a day will give you all the excitement you will need. This trail is perfect for beginners or intermediate level riders.
Review: Awesome little trail system with tons of fun packed in a short area! I was smiling the whole time, even when I fell off one of the wooden skinnies on the red section! I wished it was longer, but then, you could just do another lap I suppose.
Review: very impressed intermediate trail. well marked with easy and hard trail options. well maintained and lots of fun. The Ponce Deleon Springs is right next door for a refreshing cold swim after a good workout
Review: Been riding here since 1996, trail was OK then, but awesome now. I haven't ridden here in a few months ( currently in NC) . Took newbie friend out awhile back, scared the crap out of him, not a beginner's trail at all, but thoroughly entertaining for experienced riders. Can't wait to come back and ride it again!
Review: It was a great trial really gave me and my heart a good work out just like a roller coaster this trails are not for beginners just be careful of the poison ivy all over the place in the summer just stay on the trails
Review: Oh my Lord!!! I must say I almost die in there! it was amazing, I am a beginner, and was a little afraid! It was a lot of fun, even though it was kind of hard for me, I guess I should go more often to get better at it! lol! It was my first time and would love to be trained! It felt like a Roller coaster!!!!!
Review: Great trails, loads of fun. Well marked and well maintained. Wish it was closer to Orlando, but a great place too ride. Nothing too tough, but all trails are fun and flow well. One of the best in Florida.
Review: There is probably nothing bad to say, but a lot of great stuff! My friend and i rode the trail and it was crazy! So many features and i caught air in the freeride area. Not for begInners though. It was an awesome time besides the fact that i almost dislocated my arm in the jump bowl. :)
Review: I rode this trail while visiting family in FL and had a blast! It is not a difficult or technical trail but is a lot of fun. Lots of whoop-de-doos with a decent flow throughout. I rode all of the trails and enjoyed each... it's a nice little park that seems well maintained.
Review: trail bed has been reconditioned in places, with the one way layout it is very fast expecially when dry. great xc trail on the North and consentrated short up and quick downs, on a rail banks, smooth flowing tight single track on the South. the two end together make a great work out.
Similar Trail: tom brown park, not much else like it.
Review: Best trail in Daytona Beach area. A little bit for everyone, Yellow, Blue, and the "Red Panther" trails. Even the yellow trail is fun though marked as the easiest it is not necessarily a beginner trail. ~5.5 miles all the way around. Never a dull moment, always something ahead to plan for. Great rollers and challenges. This is dense woods and brush, very little sand. The dirt gets a little slick if there is an overnight rain. This is a beautiful trail of typical Florida palms and oaks. Due to vegetation, limited direct sunlight so it is cooler in the summer than most trails. Great condition and well kept. Trail is next to a civic park of baseball and soccer fields. Plenty of parking and easy access. Piece of cake to get to...left turn just before DeLeon Springs state park entrance. You have to try this if you are in the area. You'll do it more than once!* Review edited 11/8/2011
Review: I've been meaning to get out to this trail for quite some time. Yesterday I finally made the drive, and it was well worth it. The trail is very well maintained and flows like a roller coaster. Even the red areas were manageable and lots of fun for an intermediate rider like me. Obviously a lot of effort has been put into this trail - thanks to all responsible for this hidden gem. Watch out for the poison ivy and prepare to have fun.
Review: Great short trail, lots of fun downhill and plenty of carving berms. The reds however aren't as technical as you'd expect. Overall a really fun ride and the freeride area is a fun little spot to catch some hangtime. Remember to bring a helmet since it's posted everywhere.
Similar Trail: Graham Swamp although it is more technical
Review: Great Trail! I have ridden about a dozen intermediate rated trails and this is the best in the area in my opinion. Nice rapid elevation changes that offers speed over semi-technical areas. Looking forward to riding this again!
Review: WOW, what a great trail this has become! Rode here years ago and it was ok but nothing very special. It's now twice as long (5.5 mi.) as it once was and is signed very well. Most of the trail is hard packed with very little soft sand areas. I went after a heavy rain and there was a few spot with water over the trail but nothing major. Rain made it a little muddy and slick but added to the fun. Will be going back often.
Review: Wow! Kudos to the volenteers who made that run a blast. I treked from deland to Deleon today a total of 22 miles of ridin! The trail was well marked and not that tough even for a beginner and i did the reds too, check this place out if you are in the area.
Review: this is a fun trail
Cross Country trail is now up to 5 miles long, south end is harder than the north. very good blend of intermediate technical to open woods xc. the north end should be ride-able in the wet season, the South end because of its low elevations and clay is best in the dry season.
Additional trails in the freeride and conector areas
Review: This trail is becoming a great trail lately. Volunteers have been working on clearing & markings trails, bypassing flooding areas & have started to build new trails to add much needed trail length. The trail now has a fast flow to it now with steep climbs & drops. It is a very good place to test your mtb skills.* Review edited 11/14/2010
Review: Not bad to catch a quick ride. Fast sweeping hills, short steep climbs and descents, a few high bank turns, couple of little bridges...pretty fun! It's just soooo short! First time out I rode 3 laps in under an hour. Just a little short for my liking. It's mostly hard pack and overall condition was pretty good, but can use a little TLC. Not very technical, but fun! Not trying to disrespect, but I just can't understand how this trail make top 100 on Singletracks?
Review: Pretty decent for such a short trail with a log skinny and teeter totter. Quick ride, fairly decent flow, only minor ups and downs. Outside of the few technical pieces it's an easy trail. Fun ride if you're in the area, but not something to drive to. Might have given it three stars if it was longer.
Review: Been riding this trail more lately and it's getting better every time. It does have more overgrowth in the summer due to less riders and more rain. It has been remarked to keep you on track and has some new trails added. Parts still flood after a hard rain but just adds to the experience.
Review: Rode it with my kids and while they really like the little jumps and stuff there, it was quite obvious that this trail has been neglected for quite some time. Much of the trial system is overgrown and very hard to navigate. You can get lost pretty easily (thankfully it's rather short and eventually you will find your way out).
Most of the runs through the XC sections still have major potential, allowing for what could be a lot of fun if some time was spent to just clean up the trails.
There are some cool terrain features that have been built in, but honestly most of the trail feels like someone's neglected backyard romp area. Many of the ladder bridge features are in disrepair and/or rotted away. This was disappointing as these could be one of the coolest features of the whole trail. There are even some areas for some new additions to be made that would really amp up the level of skill required and cool factor for the overall ride.
In my opinion, it's a fun day with the kids, because they will like the rollers and few little jumps right at the trailhead. But for the discerning rider and those looking to get some exercise out of**ood XC ride, look elsewhere, or come and do some work to make this trail rideable again. It would be worth it.
Similar Trail: Back half of vortex red section at Santos.
Review: So happy to hear this trail is open. Before kids (1997-2001-ish) I used to ride this every week with guys from Daytona. We'd do the full loop, drop down into the center bowl/jump for hours, just a great place. Way scary at night... even with vistalites. Roots, very technical, and sweeping XC stuff on the North end. Hadn't ridden it since 2001... went back in 2005, and after three hurricanes the park was completely flooded and all the trails were grown over... like no one had ever been there. I was very sad. I hadn't been back. I live 100 miles away now, but if it's like it used to be its worth the driver if you live within 30 miles or so.
Similar Trail: Soldier Creek in Winter Springs (N Orlando)
Review: A quick but fun ride, it only takes about 20 minutes to ride through this park but there are many shoirt trails that cross each other that you can spend a couple hours and have a diffent experince with each ride.
Review: Ive ridden this trail twice now, its a nice little trail if you like twisty up and down single track. I really enjoy it. the woods seem littered with little bits of trail shooting off all over the place so there is a lot to explore. Theres some alright drops, short but still ok. Ill definitely be going back.
Similar Trail: Santos has similar sections to here.
Review: Looks like this could be a cool trail with some work...we have started to clean up the North xc trail but the south side will take a bit longer. Lots of love needed there but once groomed will be a roller coaster again!
Review: Hadn't rode here in over 5 years and the trail is much better now but still not marked very well. Rode here Saturday morning after a heavy rain which made this trail very challenging. It has good climbs but very hard when muddy and lots of trees down over trail. This trail will test all your riding abilities.
Review: Rode here Saturday and it was just awesome! They have added more technical intermediate singletracks with some great long & short DH drops, some being pretty steep with a few brutal short but steep climbs following. Lots of roots, some log bridges (one being 5' high at center), land bridges, and one big teeter tot. With all the trails combined, being easy, intermediate to difficult, it all adds up to around an easy 5 miles singletrack. Their is still a nice freeride jump bowel with a few technical jumps along the trail system. All in all, always a great place to ride and get a great work out plus have some serious fun for us tech junkies (freeriders).
Review: Just rode their a couple months ago, and it still rocks! Very sweet MTB trail with some steep climbs and descent drops. You can really enjoy this trail when you get your speed up! Nice jump bowl, a lot of BMX'ing going on.
Similar Trail: Santos, Alafia, Turkey Creek, South Shore, etc....
Review: Very nice singletrack, and has been refurbished and improved. Its not a long trail but very fun. Lots of blind drops and steep bowls, but also a few bridges and other technical stuff. Fun ride, keep fast and keep hydrated.
Similar Trail: Santos, Alafia, Turkey Creek, South Shore, etc......
Review: BMX style trails! Sweet rolling with the MTB trails changing in elevation from 5' to 15' regularly, there are a few level places to catch your breath, usually tight single track. The trail moves nice and is mostly hard pack with a clay and sand mix for a base. The climbs and drops can be steep with no visibility on the other side of the hill or turn, making two way riding on the trails not very smart. The trails are short, about three miles, but are awesome at a fast pace. When you get tired you can try the jump bowl and the area around the central trail north. Some great natural stuff, and when time allows work is going on building some freeride and jump challenges. (description offered by: 'jpetersm' of MTBR)