Lots of ups and downs for the coast, mostly hardpack with a little sand. Some logs, bridges, jumps, and a lot of switchbacks are here. Some good steep climbs and descents. I'm probably low-intermediate. I find myself getting off over some of the rockier and rougher spots. My old ('89) Rockhopper would be the death of me otherwise. I keep riding in the hopes that a)I'll build my skills, and b) I'll get something lighter, with shocks.
I've heard of hoards of wild hogs on this trail, but haven't been there at a good time to see them. Ditto for deer. I've seen a ton of armadillos. I am a bit wary when the trail goes down to swamp level. I'm still new to Florida, and I'd hate to fly over my handlebars and meet a big 'ol snake or gator face to face, so I'm a little cautious at the bottom of the trail.
added by Guest
March 8, 2004