Santos

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4.51 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: Isn't Greenway Bicycles in Ocala a good address to map? Get you close to the trail head? -PopPopEd

A: Yes... the main TH is practically across the street.

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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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Poseur

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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Poseur

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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Gnarly


January 6, 2016
Maldo02 Gnarly  
 
Review: Fun trail. Great for all levels. I didn't have much time so only did 8 mi. Will be back.

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Trailblazer


January 4, 2016
 
Review: Awesome fun. I got 32 miles in when we rode 01/01/2016. I stayed out of the Vortex, just not my thing, but got in most or pieces of the other trails. From the easy trails to the most difficult. 49th Street Trail head was were I turned around at and headed back to catch more of the different trails. The only place I ended up walking the bike was the John Brown trail by the rock quarry.

FYI: The coolest thing I saw all day was a small child on a strider bike on one of the difficult trails.

Similar Trail: Munson/Tom Brown in places.

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Granny Gear


December 5, 2015
tyty25 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is my favorite trail in Florida. It's got a little bit of everything for all kinds of riders, begginers or expert!

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Granny Gear

November 9, 2015
makarios95 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great flow on most of the trails and the community was very welcoming! My only problem was that I accidentally turned onto one of the horse trails which was so churned up and muddy that I had to walk the bike for a large portion of it. As long as you read the signs you'll have a great time!

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Santos MTB Trail 4.51 out of 5 based on 135 ratings. 135 user reviews.
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