Santos

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Intermediate
85
miles

Singletrack
↑ 5,100 ft
↓ 4,600 ft
89
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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Q: what is the vortects area -Guest

A: Vortex is a series of red single track trails and wooden features with a freeride area. All of the area is designated expert level and some of the features are closed except for special events. (example the 20' dropoff) Great riding area!

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February 2, 2015
 
Review: Great trails. Something for everyone from easy to difficult.

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February 2, 2015
 
Review: Great trails. Something for everyone from easy to difficult.

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December 22, 2014
 
Review: Well worth the trip if you are coming to fl.

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December 11, 2014
 
Review: Not too much separating Santos from any of the other major Florida systems, other than an additional 70 miles of trails, a new skills park, new wooden features, and did I mention the "Vortex"? The entire system is located on the Cross Florida Greenway which is now a state park. Great cooperation between the officals and a dedicated group of volunteers (OMBA.org) keep the trails well maintained. Wide variety of trails for each level. Of course, you are in Florida so no DH runs but there is year round riding for everyone else. All trails are dedicated MTB; hikers & equestrians have there own trails.

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November 2, 2014
 
Review: As always, well maintained and something for everyone. Put in 25 miles this morning with a couple of friends, basically heading out of the main lot to the highway after the Land Bridge, very cool morning....great ride!

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September 3, 2014
 
Review: Best marked trails I have ever ridden. Easy trails were fun and expert trails were challenging and technical, but not insane. Next time I will bring my kids (11 and 9) for Santos, Vortex would be a bit much for them now.

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August 25, 2014
 
Review: There's a reason it's the #1 trail in florida, it's absolutely fantastic! Came up with a couple friends that had never ridden here, and they also agree it's a great trail system. And that's after we weren't able to do it all after one of them fell and snapped their carbon handlebar. Your best bet is to attack the Vortex head on with fresh legs, and make your way towards the trails near the trailhead after. Stay well hydrated, the trails this last weekend were hot. Whether in the sun or shade, the humidity was a killer.

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August 11, 2014
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Review: Santos has over 90 miles of single track from very easy to expert. Trails are well marked with plastic markers, Yellow=easy, Blue=Intermediate, Red=Difficult. OMBA are constantly adding to the trails and clearing downed trees that are across the trails. THe trails go on and on and you will have a blast.

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July 16, 2014
 
Review: this & Alafia both deserve a 6 on a chart. Spectacular!

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July 16, 2014
 
Review: We'll deserving of being in the top ten list. I live four hours away and must say the trip is well worth it. You can ride for hours and never get bored here. Huge range from beginner to expert. My favorite is vortex section. Put this trail on your bucket list.

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Santos MTB Trail 4.48 out of 5 based on 118 ratings. 118 user reviews.
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