Games Loop

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 out of 5
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Intermediate
11.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,800 ft
↓ 3,100 ft

Network
1:28
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
These trails were created by the motocross group and are bumpy, narrow, curvy, and sometimes sandy in places (best after a goodrain!). Gulf power has started cracking-down on the moto-cross folks. Since then, less motorcycle traffic has helped these trails to be much more fun as they are becoming less sandy. Take the trail and enjoy the long down hill journey, because the upcoming long uphill battle seems endless. Eventually you will make it back to a dirt road near the parking area. Go across the road and the trail will continue mostly downhill to the power lines at 10 Mile Road. Once there, hang a left and go up this massive hill -- follow the power-lines and when you reach the top of the second hill, look for another trail entrance to your left. The trail starts again at a mound of dirt (if you make to Pate Road, you have gone too far). This trail will bring you back to the parking area. The end of the trail is marked by a small bridge with a tree stump nailed to a tree. Upon exiting the trail, go to the left and the parking area is at the top of the hill. The trail is free. The loop is about 45 min fast---1.5 hours at a slow pace. Other links: Maps to this trail, and others in the Pensacola area can be found at: http://www.students.uwf.edu/lsg1/mountain.htm
XC riders take the XC entrance (the right fork on the fire road near the gate), looping around & exiting onto the fire road just past The Hip.
FR riders usually take the FR entrance (the left fork off the fire road just passed the XC entrance), starting on The Spooky Trail, rolling through The Hip, Section 8, A51 & over to The Playground.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

May 10, 2018
J. Strohs Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trails are owned by University if North Florida. I started off going backward but eventually figured it out and the trails flowed nicely with steady climbs and fun descents. Some technical trails and there were some more advanced trails but I was going the wrong direction so was not able to really navigate properly. Recommend. And would do it again.

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Gnarly


June 3, 2017
 
Review: After riding the UWF trails I decided to try the Games Loop trails which are just across the road...and was I glad I did. It started not so well when I was told find the trail to the Left after you go under the big gray gate. This counter clockwise ride was poorly marked and I soon found " game " area and enjoyed a short flowing trail section with smaller jumps and berms. One part was very nice with several smaller sized dirt berms leading up to two large berms ...that section was a total blast!!! After exploring around the pit area I decided to leave. As I was about to exit the Games Loop, I found the proper beginning to the various trail loops. The real trail head for the Games Loop is a few hundred feet up the dirt road that the big gate is on. I loved these trails...more flowing than at UWF with a higher average pace, ( more my style anyway). After a lap I played a little at the poorly marked game area then ended my fun day at The Games Loop and UWF. I will return to enjoy these trails again.

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Granny Gear

December 30, 2015
Maloney Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great part of the UWF Bike Trails which total 22.5 miles of mostly single track riding. Very beginner friendly trail and a blast to ride backwards at night.

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Granny Gear

October 31, 2015
 
Review: I really enjoyed this trail. I will be back.

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Granny Gear

October 14, 2015
JKalber Granny Gear  
 
Review: Not a bad trail for begginner to starting intermediate.

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Granny Gear

September 19, 2015
rix6six Granny Gear  
 
Review: As a beginner, I found this trail to be relatively easy. Lots of pedaling on the front side, the back half -donkey kong and paperboy- had a few hills and roots. Overall a great trail.

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Doubletrack

May 15, 2015
GTXC4 Doubletrack  
 
Review: 5 Stars for the creativity and fun factor in a typical Florida forested area. This place was a blast after the UWF full loop. Crossed Pate Rd from the sand parking lot and loved every bit of this trail. Go Pro died though, so I'm going back again. Definitely worth trying out and kudos and respect to the people who put time into keeping this trail up. Coming from the MidWest, this place was definitely worth the ride!

Obstacles like the photos show and then some. You can drop down hills with pedaling speed and rip into a berm, then shoot up and down ladder bridges even getting air off some. Love the drop off the banked ladder bridge, fun to throw the bike around. Again, thanks so much to those who made this happen! Your work is greatly appreciated by many!

There are places where you end up the wrong way due to lack of markers, but I just kept hitting the obstacles, so I didn't care all that much. Would be helpful though.

Difficulty Rating is based off air bridges and sand. Photos added. Enjoy!

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Gramcounter

April 30, 2015
 
Review: Very fun trail. Great for beginners and experienced riders. Some of the trail markers are hard to follow and it's easy to find yourself riding the wrong way.

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Bunny Hop

December 23, 2014
shawnstang Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Freaking outstanding! It has any thing you want from an mtb perspective with great trails, jump course, and a great old clay pit loaded drops and jumps. I am very grateful to Porch.org for all the work they have done

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Granny Gear

March 25, 2014
 
Review: This review is on the least difficult section of trail. After scouting this I took my wife, who had never before been on a mountain bike trail, and she really enjoyed it. She is not the outdoorsy type but this was flat enough to make it manageable. If you know someone who is considering the sport but is fearful, this is a great place to start. There are some really interesting sections around the sand pit for the more advanced rider. Do watch the loose sand. I came off a high banked turn and chose a bad line and the loose sand took me down. If your going to attempt any of those fun spots you should probably walk it before you ride it. Wish I had... but whats a vacation without a trip to the ER right.

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Games Loop MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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