Withlacoochee State Forest: Croom Section

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.42 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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Reviews (27)
 

Bunny Hop

May 16, 2016
 
Review: A BLAST!!!!! Nice flowy trails, most of which I would consider beginner to low intermediate. The blue trail that starts at Croom-Nobleton is my favorite. For the first 10 miles you get some nice, fast, smooth singletrack with some light climbs and descents. Nothing technical except for a couple small sections at around 2 miles and a couple small climbs around 5 or 6 miles(I think). At about 9 miles or so you get Drunken Monkey, which is a more advanced section that can be avoided if you didn't want to take it. BUT YOU SHOULD TAKE IT! It's awesome! Nice climbs and descents more akin to what you might find in Balm Boyette trails rather than rocky, rooty trails like Santos. Between the 10 and 14 mile markers is my absolute favorite section! BEAUTIFUL scenery with some more advanced riding. Again, it's very flowy and you can hit it with some speed. Not toooo rocky or rooty. A couple sections with serious consequences for falling off the side(30 foot drops). Also, there is a bmx track in that section that's fun. When you find yourself just before Tired Hole, take the trail to the left to get to the track.... Over 50 miles of riding at Croom! Yet, it is still a little known gem. I frequent as often as I can. Shred, rinse, repeat!

Similar Trail: Balm Boyette

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Poseur

March 17, 2016
Hunu Poseur  
 
Review: Lots of fun with sections for any skill level. Yellow trail north of Croom Rd. is fairly easy but with quite a bit of sugar sand. Someone thoughtfully nailed a crying towel to a tree on one of the long sandy grades so ya gotta laugh. Mostly good signage though I got off trail several times, relying on topo in Singletracks app to reorient myself. Only real concern is that when riding the NE blue trail between bailouts 10 & 14, I did not appreciate ahead of time how significant the consequences of failure could be...there is a very narrow, curving section that if you go off, you drop almost strait down 30' into a pond. No one's walking out of that fall. Also a long steep climb but able to portage it. Exhausting and energizing!

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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 21, 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 6, 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 15, 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 31, 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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Withlacoochee State Forest: Croom Section MTB Trail 3.42 out of 5 based on 27 ratings. 27 user reviews.
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