Alafia River State Park

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4.70 out of 5
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Intermediate
14
miles

Singletrack
↑ 200 ft
↓ 200 ft
46
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
The skinny:

Alafia River State Park singletracks are IMBA EPIC certified. Wide range of novice to intermediate to advanced to highly advanced sections. The trailhead parking lot has bathrooms with hot water, bicycle rinsing stations, shaded pavilions, a volleyball net and a playground.

Camping and equine trails are available.

Parking fee: $4.00 for vehicle with driver only or $5.00 per car load (up to 8 people).

For further information visit: www.floridastateparks.org/alafiariver/default.asp and www.swampclub.org
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I was wondering if the easy loop would be manageable for an adult just starting out? -Verrybusy

A: Yes, the easy loops are good for beginners. There's a few tight spots and can get rather bumpy but nothing hard. Just follow the signs / map.

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Q: Is there a trail appropriate for a 5 year old boy? -Guest

A: I would say Sand Pine would be ok for youth

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Granny Gear

August 13, 2017
Ak471978 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Hit this place up for the first time yesterday and was thoroughly impressed. I've mtb'd at Santos & Mtn. Dora and this place is much better. For starters, all the trails are centrally located around the parking lot, bike shop, playground, picnic tables, and bike wash. Favorite trails were Twisted Sister, North Creek, Roller Coaster, Serpent, and Spitfire (personal fav). There is an entrance fee of I believe $4 but it's well worth it. Trails are clearly marked and will definitely be coming back to this place as I live in Orlando.

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Granny Gear

June 22, 2017
 
Review: Great Fun, Something For Everyone! I Consider Myself Somewhat Of And Advanced Rider And I Found That No-Where On The Easy Trails To The Gnarliest Descents Was I Bored, Or Just Felt, Un-Challenged. I Give It Five Stars For Fun, For Diversity And For All Around Just Feel That The Trails Have. I Consider It Better That Santos, And Potentially Even Vortex! Now That's Hard To Compete With.

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Gramcounter


June 18, 2017
 
Review: What a great trail system. We live about 2.5 hours away, and I see us making frequent trips here to improve our skills. We rode River Loop, Rock Garden, Garden Ridge, and Roller Coaster. River Loop and Rock Garden were very easy, with just a few up hills. The trail features were easy but fun. Garden Ridge had a few step uphills when traveled clockwise, but was much easier counter-clockwise. Roller Coaster was awesome! What a great trail! We can't wait to head back!

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Gnarly


June 15, 2017
LowDawg Gnarly  
 
Review: Love the Trail...something for everyone...did all the Easy stuff...did the Rollercoaster...what fun... Need to go back and do some more.

Similar Trail: Caloosahatche Trail system...

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Bunny Hop

June 10, 2017
 
Review: An awesome trails set! Can't wait to come back.

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Granny Gear

May 30, 2017
kk1berger Granny Gear  
 
Review: Stuck to the green trails as I was riding with a new biker. We had a great ride! Conditions were extremely dry so the Sand Pine trail was a real challenge.

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Granny Gear

May 22, 2017
 
Review: I have Benin going here since 4th grade loved every minute

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Bunny Hop


May 13, 2017
 
Review: First timer to the trails. Double black diamond trails down to green beginner trails. It's time to drag the family out there. Enjoyed Rollercoaster, Gatorback and Moonscape. Shelly's Loop was fun as well. Narrow ledges on the advanced trails. The trailhead has restrooms, bike wash and plenty of shaded parking if you get there early. Gate opens at 8:30AM. Blue trails were a great warm up. Nail biting fun!????

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Granny Gear

May 6, 2017
Xcalrider Granny Gear  
 
Review: Top notch trail system near Tampa Florida. Could be mistaken for some up north trails it is that good. Has some very good downs and is flowy enough to get some great speed. Rode all blue intermediate trails and some black diamond and double black diamond. My day ended with a nasty fall on moonscape. Overall rollercoaster, magic island, bridges, twisted sister, and spitfire were awesome. Buzzards Bay and razorback we're also great rides as well. Trail loops are very easy to follow and bring back to the parking lot every time. Definitely worth the ride from Orlando! Will be back!

Similar Trail: Loyce Harpe park

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Trailblazer


March 19, 2017
 
Review: Awesome park for Florida- difficult Black Diamonds and alot of nice trail work done. Great park altogether

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