July 5, 2016
I'm used to steep, rocky technical terrain of North Jersey and new England.
While on vacation my wife and I took our daughter in the child seat on these trails. I ride several times a week while at home, a d at least once a week ride some moderate single track with the little lady. My wife typically rides once or twice a week.
While Ocala did not have any climbs, the terrain is excellent. Any novice or skilled rider can use these trails, and the better a rider you bare, the more you can enjoy the trails. Other riders are friendly and courteous, despite the fact a few times we did nearly bump one another.
We also surprised an enormous hog, which although harmless, scared my wife and daughter. For something like this, and traveling I typically take my trek 4300 which is fully rigid, rather than my fuel in case of theft. This bike left me with no complaints, and I was able to enjoy the full spectrum of trails.
We enjoyed the trails so much, that I returned a second time on our vacation (1.5 hours each way drive from ormond beach) to hit the trails here again. The club does a great job with the bike wash areas and tool area, I really can't see why people would be disappointed with these trails. I missed climbing but these trails are a whole different fun.
Hiking and horseback riding seems to have separate trails for the most part.