Twister

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3
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 200 ft
↓ 0 ft
95
elevation (ft)
6.4
avg mph
37
ridden
5
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2:29
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.50 out of 5
About This Trail
added by theUfan Epic on March 15, 2011
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Alot of good twisty singletrack. There are a few good drops in the beginning but other than that there are just gradual elevation changes. Flows nicely and you can really pick up some speed.
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  wfool
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on Oct 26, 2014
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on Oct 16, 2014
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Stephenbutler on November 1, 2014
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Review: Twister is appropriately named. Not a straight line to be found on the trail, and that's the joy of this ride. You will likely rub some shoulders on trees if you aren't picking your lines carefully, as there are a lot of skinny sections with small trees. But everything is easily navigable if you're paying attention. There are a few hazards, but nothing advanced. Some roots, a few short rocky sections, and an occasional felled (small) tree on the path.

There are a lot of turns. You'll never stop turning. Some turns are bermed and let you maintain your speed. Others require a little finesse to roll through at higher speeds. Overall, it's plenty fast and offers very little to slow you down. The roller hills near the beginning feel great, and don't require much effort to get them started. Visibility is good for the climbs, and only once (I think) was I dumped off a hill to speed into a fast turn that wasn't bermed. So there was a section or two that I had to brake where I would rather have maintained some speed. That could just be my inexperience, but the braking felt inopportune once or twice, if that makes sense.

It's mid-fall, so the trail was fairly littered with pine straw in some places, but the trail was very visible, and only a few sections were covered. This isn't a flat ride, but there didn't appear to be any challenging elevation changes either. This trail nears the Back Door red trail into the Vortex free ride area about 2 miles in. You can see it on your left, via a large rocky hillside and a gate. Walk across to Back Door, follow it left (southish) to the freeride area and go left past the dirt jumps for a fast route back to the Vortex trailhead. This area of Back Door has no challenging features. Just a few roots and rocks.

Twister is a flowing ride with lots of turn, lots of skinnys, and one low-clearance felled tree that I had to duck under (nice feature). You will enjoy it!

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Alex Schmitt on July 2, 2014
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Review: Fun section of the trail system at Santos. Usually always hit it when I'm up there.

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noon.day.son on April 6, 2014
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Review: The beginning humps are epic!

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madmanwithabike on March 23, 2014
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Review: The trail is slightly winding with lots of tree cover. I didn't get to ride it in its full capacity since it was leaf littered when I rode it. There are a couple of slight ups and downs at the end, but a beginner could easily ride this trail. It is more or less built for speed in my opinion, which is what I enjoy.

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Jetnjeff29r on March 22, 2014
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Review: Twister is very fun, in either direction, Although I wish it was one way or alternated directions each day or week or something. As other have said not super technical, untill you get er up to speed, that really works your cornering skills and those moderate features become more intense.

Similar Trail: Quadrants at Balm Boyette, Some of the Easy and intermediate trails at ARSP, Bethel Mississippi

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ckbutcher on August 29, 2013
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Review: Very fun trail with lots of ups and downs. One of my favorites at Santos.

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mmmorrison on July 22, 2013
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Review: I agree that this is one of the more fun trails at Santos. It is not particularly challenging and while there are a couple of table tops, a beginner could definitely have fun on the this trail. It is one of the longer ones so you could get a rhythm going. Fun.

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Uberjody on October 28, 2012
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Review: I drive 2 hours to ride this trail, super fun!

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duddetts11 on March 10, 2012
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Review: Ditto on scrumtrulescent!! Awesome trail! Great flow, great trail lines-- a blast, and definitely worth finding!

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JMHZ2401 on January 2, 2012
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Review: Such a great trail!!! nice flow, and can be ridden fast if you like. My wife was able to ride it and she just started riding, but ti still had challenges for me.

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afullsodacan on July 31, 2011
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Review: I absolutely love Twister. I rode a few of the red (advanced) trails, but I had the most fun on Twister (intermediate). This trail was a winding, quick-paced, weave through the forest, which also had some fun hills, and even a few crazy steep, approximately 10-foot high mounds back-to-back, which made it like a little rollercoaster section.

Similar Trail: Rollercoaster at Alafia

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Guest on March 31, 2011
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Review: There are no words in the English language to describe this trail's brilliance so I am simply forced to make one up which i will do so now...scrumtrulescent. This trail is scrumtrulescent.

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joetutt on March 29, 2011
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Review: I love Twister! Super fast and flowy with sweet banking turns twisting through the Santos trail system. Plus, it's long, giving you plenty of time to enjoy yourself.

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theUfan on March 15, 2011
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Review: One of my favorites in Santos. There are a couple of good drops off of some mounds in the beginning and then you get into some fast twisty singletrack. Well maintained and very fun

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Twister MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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