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Level: Beginner
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +45/47 ft
Total: 10 riders

Mountain Biking Chacala Trail

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#163 of 281 mountain bike trails in Florida
#10231 in the world

This is a mostly level trail that goes through Paynes Prairie. It is doubletrack that offers beautiful scenery and a good cardio workout. Although it is level there are long stretches of sugar sand that really give your lungs a workout.

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 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
The trailhead is located in Paynes Prairie State Park. It is located just north of Micanopy on HWY 441. If you are coming from I-75 take exit 374 and head east. Drive about two miles and you will come to HWY 441. Take a left and Paynes Prairie is on the left about a mile down the road.
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  • Sporgo

    Its a fairly basic trail which has a decent amount of foot traffic on the weekends so be careful flying around corners. There are some sections of sugar sand and some trees down.

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  • Sabercat

    One of my first trails on my new bike! It had been 2 days since last rain. Trail was mostly dry, some moisture in leaf litter and a couple of muddy ruts, but nothing a beginner couldn't handle. Pleased.

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  • theUfan

    this is a nice little trail to get out and connect with nature. Not much of a technical challenge as it is all doubletrack. Look out for wild animals and enjoy the peace and quiet. Also watch out for sugar sand

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