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Level: Beginner
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +286/263 ft
Total: 33 riders
 

Mountain Biking Cellon Creek Loop

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#120 of 283 mountain bike trails in Florida
#8497 in the world

A nice loop in San Felasco. Over 4 miles of nicely maintained singletrack. There are some gradual elevation changes but nothing that even new riders can't handle. The trail loops around a creek so there is plenty of nice scenery.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
The bike trailhead is different from the hiking trailhead entrance. Take I-75 to US 441 (exit 399) and drive Southeast for 2.8 miles (through the city of Alachua). Turn South (right) onto Progress Blvd and drive 0.7 miles to park entrance. Pay your $4 day use fee and follow the grade road on the right to the bike trailhead. Address: 13201 Progress Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615
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  • Dmteagle
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    First part of the trail was nice,but after the midway point over grown. Then I found out why at about half a mile left and there was flooding. Had to turn back around. Other than that good ride.

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  • acrmedic
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    Great trail to take novice riders on in the San Felasco system. It is around 4-5 miles that loops back to the trailhead. Little elevation change, but some roots to keep it interesting.

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  • Bruza54
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    If you plan on riding from start to finish you can't. Flooded out at end of loop near parking.

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  • GatorMTB
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    Great beginner trail.

    Can't complete the whole loop as of now due to some flooding with the recent tropical storm, but easy to go back the other way.

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  • speedliner
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    Really simple. Serves as a nice warm up loop to get the blood flowing. Anyone of any skill level can ride this.

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  • Hap Proctor
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    A beginner's dream. A wide, flat, flowing trail. Great scenery and wildlife to boot.

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  • OIIIJEEPIIIO
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    This is a good beginners course for mountain biking there are some hills and plenty of roots, do this trail a couple times if you don't have any experience trail riding

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  • victorwlayne
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    This is also the first trail I rode. Not very hard but the length and some of the small climbs might be difficult for some beginners. Overall it's a very nice trail to start out with.

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  • theUfan
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    I got my first taste of MTB on this trail. It's a great trail to start mountain biking with because it is not so easy that you get bored but it's not so hard that it will intimidate new riders. A couple small patches of sugar sand and some gradual elevation changes keep the trail interesting…not to mention the beautiful scenery.

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