Paisley Woods Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.13 out of 5
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Beginner
22
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 900 ft
89
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Mostly flat singletrack with lots of miles and wildlife. About the halfway point there is a cut-trough to make it only a 10 mile loop. There are recreation areas at the north and south areas for a break. Look out for fallen trees, un-marked trails, sand, and even drifters.
added by darrinw2001Trailblazer May 29, 2009
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (6 total check-ins)
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  fini   on Aug 8, 2014
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  Jetnjeff29r   on Feb 2, 2014
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May 19, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: OMBA has recently been re-blazed the trail with yellow reflective diamonds, and additional information and map dispensers have been added at the kiosks at each trailhead. Overall, the trail is in very good condition, especially the Northern end. The Northern end has seen a lot of trail maintenance/hardening over the Fall and Spring, i.e. trimming, sand removal and pine needle covering/raking-in. Southern end is currently being trimmed and hardened. Go enjoy before it gets to hot!

Similar Trail: Santos Pine Tree/Spider Kingdom

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November 18, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: One of the few long distance trails in Florida where you are truly away from everything, including cell phone coverage. OMBA adopted the trail a couple of years ago and has updated the signage and trail marking/blazes, as well as placed maps at both ends and the center connector. A little overgrown right now, but sections are currently being trimmed. It is currently hunting season, so its best to wear an orange vest and bright colors right now.

Similar Trail: Santos Yellows, but with wildlife (Deer/Bear/Fox Squirrels/etc.

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November 7, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: Great wilderness and endurance trail. Lot's of wildlife and plenty of miles. A little sandy in sections, but manageble. Go tubeless as it's currently sandspur season.

Similar Trail: Santos to Landbridge Yellows

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Gramcounter


September 10, 2014
fini Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fun little trail. It was nice and quite and just out and away from it all. I do have to say even an easy trail like this really showed me having the wrong size bike has a huge effect. All and all other than the sand(and lots of it), places where the trail crosses atv trails its worse, it was a nice relaxing ride for me.

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Poseur

August 24, 2014
 
Review: It's hard the sand makes it rough going. No shade very hot bring lots of water. Up side Alexander springs is refreshing. Down side you have to ride back through all that sand. Did I mention the tree trunks. Hot hot very hot. Not recommended for beginners.

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Doubletrack


February 2, 2014
 
Review: http://www.mtbepicrides.com/2014/02/paisley-woods-florida.html
Santos is plenty fun, but I needed a change of venue, to switch things up for my long ride. Even the green trails at Santos are fairly twisty, which is more fun in general, but makes it harder to do sustained endurance riding, when you are accelerating out of turn after turn. Most riders are not concerned with this. But if you are and would rather not get your long ride on the road, Paisley Woods certainly fits the bill. The main loop is about 19 miles with a half a mile feeder. There is a cut off to make a half loop. I was running about hour and a half laps, so multiple laps are need to get the higher durations. The Paisley Woods trail has a different feel in each direction, so between that and the half loop you can put most any duration rides together without getting bored.
Wider tires, such as 2.35 or 2.4s work best in the occasional sugar sand. I got to try out a 2.35 Maxxis Ikon up front for the first time. I have had it for a while, but was waiting for a tire to wear out. I switched back to the 2.2 for the half lap at the end to compare. Even at the same 20 psi the 2.35 felt less harsh and I should be able to run it a bit softer.

Similar Trail: The less twisty Green Trails at Santos

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Gramcounter

August 29, 2013
ckbutcher Gramcounter  
 
Review: We rode the upper loop from the northern trailhead today. The east side of that loop has more sugar sand than the west side. Overall, the trail is in great shape for the summer time, with only a few dozen loose spots. The southern loop was in better shape. Enjoyed the ride and scenery.

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Gramcounter

August 23, 2013
ckbutcher Gramcounter  
 
Review: My wife and I rode the 11 mile loop starting at Clearwater Lake trailhead and really enjoyed it. The trail was clear, in great shape, marked well and very scenic. This trail is open and allows you to keep a good pace. There were only a few spots where we hit some loose sand....not an issue at all. We will be coming back for the loop from Alexander Springs soon.

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February 2, 2013
Guest   
 
Review: i rode this today, 2/3/2013. decent conditions, fun trail. took me 2.5hrs to ride everyting. a little sandy in spots, great in others. not as good riding as santos, but fun just the same. was very well marked with yellow diamonds and easy to follow

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Poseur

August 16, 2011
disbelief0 Poseur  
 
Review: Enough sugar sand to make for a lot of tough going. Markings are sometimes missing or hard to spot -- I went off-trail a few times. This was my first ever serious ride, and I thought it was exhausting and physically draining. Definitely not for a beginner.

* Review edited 8/16/2011

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Paisley Woods Trail MTB Trail 3.13 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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