Withlacoochee State Forest: Croom Section

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.33 out of 5
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Beginner
50
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 3,700 ft
164
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is approximately 14 miles of unadulterated fun! Withalacoochee is a wonderful place for all levels of riders. This 14 mile loop is marked, but it is necessary to keep an eye out for trial markers due to many other unmarked trails in the area. This trail mainly consists of rolling single-track through widely spaced trees and brush. Hunting is allowed in the area during certain seasons.
added by stripesTrailblazer December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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January 29, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: I rode the blue trail today. Excellent trail and highly underrated. Trail was in great condition. Some nice technical spots is the back. Not a Disney layout like Markham, but where else in the state can you ride 32 miles of well maintained single track. I'll be back. MTB Project hasn't added it for some reason.

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Trailblazer


September 20, 2015
eltommyc Trailblazer  
 
Review: If you haven't ridden Croom recently, then you may not know what you're missing out on. I can't believe anyone who rode where I was would rate this gem a 3 star. Park in area 1 just east of the croom/nobleton intersection. Ride north on nobleton to the second bailout (there's maps by the parking area and again at major points on the trail, snap a pic) and then head north on the trail to where every section has a name. Add legs and enjoy.

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Gramcounter


February 5, 2015
Bull Knapp Gramcounter  
 
Review: Good beginner trail, does have a few roots, and after hard rain storms some sections retain water. Along with some wash out after heavy rain. Good Starter area and I like to take my kids out here not to technical it's just fun for them.

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Bunny Hop

December 27, 2014
 
Review: Great place to put in some miles. Some technical parts near the back. Pretty Sandy if it hasn't rained recently but overall a good place to get your XC fix with some nice FL backcountry scenery.

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Granny Gear

April 14, 2014
bp124 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Many miles of singletrack with natural elevation changes, which can be a refreshing change of pace from the other more technical Florida trails found on abandoned mine lands. The trails flow well here with a ton of long gradual ups / downs (by Fl standards of-course). There are certainly some sandy sections but nothing completely unrideable. There are several technical sections but nothing too serious or unavoidable. This is definitely the place to go if you are looking to log some miles.

Similar Trail: Santos sectons West of I75

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Gnarly


March 30, 2014
 
Review: Was on vacation to FL last week. Rode the Tucker Hill section. Very easy, but a very nice 11 or so miles.

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Bunny Hop

June 1, 2013
JFVacha Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Croom has a great range of riding available. Some up-hill, some down-hill, flat, straight, and turns. If you are adventurous I would say that you should go to "The Pits". Bailout points and connector trails make is so you can ride just about any distance. The worst thing there is that it does have some sugar-sand. Not a lot, but it is there. Mostly hardpack and very scenic. Fun for everyone.

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Granny Gear

March 18, 2012
Desi1211 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Mostly stayed on the beginner trails. We had the dog and we were heading to a state park for camping. Only did about twelve miles. Peaceful a lot of u and down hills. Were looking forward to going back for the intermediate courses

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Granny Gear

November 29, 2011
 
Review: Rode the yellow 12 mile loop 11/22/11 well marked got on at Tucker Hill @the fire tower on Croom rd a little sugar sand but not bad very scenic nxt time ill ride the 32 mile blue trail it has big lime pits to ride through

Similar Trail: im from NC nothing like it here

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Gramcounter

February 20, 2010
reif-s Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rode the Croom 35 mile Challenge. I felt like there were a fair share of gradual climbs which made a long distance endurance race challenging. Some of the technical areas were surprising, as you would ride for long periods with nothing but cross-country trails and then all-of-a-sudden - here's a major gully. I enjoyed it, but don't ride it alone because this is out in the middle of nowhere. Also, alot of signs of ATV's and hunters...

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Withlacoochee State Forest: Croom Section MTB Trail 3.33 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.
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