October 27, 2015
Some fun trails with a bit of elevation and some fast sections. The Yellow/Blue trails were pretty flowy and not too hard, with a couple of decent climbs for Florida. Some of the berms could use some Oberma-care, as they are sandy in spots, which sketch out at speed. Some are reinforced with wood behind them or clay-the whole system could use this treatment, so you don't go flying around a corner expecting a solid berm and then hit a sugar sand patch, skiing into a tree. The red trail was more difficult and technical with some man-made "rock" gardens on climbs and downs, but was really more annoying than fun. Also, it seemed like it was made out of a big trash pile from an old road job or something, which was kind of off-putting. I prefer to mountain bike in the woods and natural terrain. Some spots of this were wet and muddy, making the climbs pretty tough. It could use some better routing or trail building to make it great. Overall I liked the system, and I think it is the best closest trail to Orlando. I would definitely come back, but I wish it was a bit longer and had a little more consistent trail surface throughout. I would rate higher if that was fixed up a bit.
North Creek at Alafia? Not much in central FL has similar elevation.