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Santos

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
85
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,300 ft
↓ 2,200 ft
62
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
81,290 acres of pure off-road riding bliss. Santos is the largest and best known mountain biking park in the Ocala, Florida area. Santos official designation is Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway.Greenwa**tretch many miles throughout the state of Florida.The greenway was born out of the failed Cross Florida Barge Canal which was terminated in the late 60s. Santos is named for the small town where the main trailhead is located. Standard trail markings are in place here - yellow trails ae beginner, blue intermediate and red markings for advanced. The majority of advanced riding is located around two abandonded mining pits. Trails range from flat and rolling to rocky and steep. The large network of trails can make it easy for the unintiated to get lost. Make sure to have a map and compass with you. Locals are always happy to help out with directions. The trail network is so extensive that you can spend a couple of days here and never tire of riding the evergrowing miles of singletrack.
added by www.OutdoorTravels.com_-Bunny Hop August 16, 2004
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: guys I'm heading your end of the pond in July. would like to try some trails, anywhere close to the trails to rent decent spec'd bikes? -Mark Montgomery

A: Santos Bike Shop (www.santosbikeshop.com) and Greenway Bicycles (www.retrocitycycles.com) Easy access to the trails from either shop.

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Q: What are the entrance fees? -Michael McDaniel

A: none

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Reviews (139)
 

Bunny Hop

June 21, 2016
 
Review: Lots of great options for all riders. The Vortex is wonderful with dirt and wood ramps. The rest of the intermediate trails are great for a fun ride.

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June 20, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Best trails ever! Very creative for Florida land, a lot of work has gone into it and it really paid off. Love the freeride section, and the single track is very creative and flowing. Defiantly going back

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June 2, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Worst trail ever! If I could give it a 0 I would. Not very fun on the flats with all the roots and rocks and getting eatting alive by horse flies. Kinda a boring trail no lakes or rivers. It all looks the same except every now and then there is a man made track made out of wood. I'm not impressed at all with this track. I would rather ride on a track that was made naturally with trails cut out. I'm reall not sure why everyone likes this place so much. I was very disappointed in it. I live on the space coast and Orlando has a really good trial there called Little Big Econ. I'm not sure why singletracks doesn't have it listed on there website. Also Loyce E Harpe Park (carter park) in lakeland is a way better trail then this trial will ever be in my opinion. I will never go back to Santos.

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Granny Gear

May 31, 2016
jR SnIPe Granny Gear  
 
Review: Based upon other reviews that we have read on here... Unfortunately my brother and I think Santos is a little overrated. Not to be completely negative allow me to clarify... This is a very well maintained trail system and offering plenty of really unique things that most riders don't see often. Things such as dirt jumps for bmx guys, pump tracks, crazy senders (drops) that no one but pro's have any business doing. The single track is packed nice with some loose sandy spots. The wood features are a lot of fun... And yes the pictures do them justice. They are mostly located on the advanced trails. If you are in the mood for cross country style trails, stick to the blue trails near the trailhead. The Vortex section offers you the most challenging of the single track, aside from the 2 section on the opposite side of the road that divides the trails. There are some great short downhill sections but mostly are followed immediately by tough climbs. The Vortex single track offers you about 5miles or so of technical track I believe. The jumps are fun and the technical sections are challenging. (Rock Gardens) The reason why my bro and i think that santos is a little overrated as far as the single track is concerned is the lack of flow of the trails. (I.e. Sections that offer you downhill or no pedaling get killed quickly with abrupt climbs or tight turns with no berms. The blue trails are beautiful but don't really have much elevation change and have a bunch of loose sandy sections. Santos as a whole offer you a complete MTB experience aside from downhill park and this is why we believe it has such a high rating. The trails that we have back home (south of santos) have us spoiled with the flow I guess. I say this not to discredit the work that has been done there as we think that the builders have done a great job, but believe it's a little overrated single track wise in our opinion. If your in the area it's defiantly worth a stop.

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Granny Gear

May 19, 2016
Benjumanji Granny Gear  
 
Review: I live an hour and a half away and still drive out at least every couple weeks. It is a great trail system with trails from beginner to advanced. I personally enjoy the red trails (Vortex, John Brown, and several others), but also love how flowy the blue trails are. Pack a lot of food and water and make this visit an all day event. There are certainly enough trails for it.

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Bunny Hop


May 16, 2016
 
Review: Great well maintained trail system! Decent signage. A little something for everyone. The advanced trails are quite rocky and rooty. Good flow on the intermediates.

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Granny Gear

April 24, 2016
 
Review: Extensive MTB system. 80 miles of something-for-everyone. Well maintained by experienced trail crew. Ray Petro (of Ray's indoor MTB park) winters at Santos and lends his unsurpassed expertise to make these trails the best in Florida. Lots of natural and wooden features, and plenty of other challenges. Even the yellow trails are fun when ridden at a faster pace. All trails are well marked. No fee to enter or ride.

Similar Trail: Alafia River State Park

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Granny Gear

April 9, 2016
 
Review: Climbed everything in the vortex today even the hard right handed out of the cork screw

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Trailblazer


April 9, 2016
 
Review: I would have never guessed FL has such good trails. Everything from super rocky tech sections, to FAST flowy singletrack, to Red Bull style dirt jumps. AWESOME!

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Granny Gear


February 12, 2016
gunghoguy Granny Gear  
 
Review: F'n ride. Fast fun flowy and FLAT

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Santos MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 139 ratings. 139 user reviews.
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