March 20, 2014
Even though I give it a 3, it is my favorite semi-local local trail. I ride it as often as I can. The trail is decently maintained by a crew of locals. Beware, if you have been here before, watch for changes in the technicals. They completely modified a jump a couple of months ago which seemed to lend itself to more fixed gear jumpers than MTB. The trail has a great variety of terrain and vegetation. One minute you are in scrub, the next swamp, the next on a ridge of pines, and then into a grove of oaks. The trail has great visibility, and bout 5 decent drops. The trail can become very sandy very quickly after three days of no rain. I usually try to ride it the day of rain or soon after for the best grip. There are a few slippery root sections when wet. Just as an FYI, if you see a huge cable on the ground, it is the remains of a dump line that ran from a cement plant that was across the road from 1955 to 1965. They used to dump all of the refuse coquina and shells dug from the quarry, thus the coquina and shell mounds you see throughout the swamp. The plant dumped the stuff there in the swamp, and after it shut down, 40 years later you have trees and hills for us to ride.