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Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +0/ -56 ft
Total: 22 riders

Mountain Biking Creekside

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#166 of 285 mountain bike trails in Florida
#5,325 in the world

Starts with a small slope down at the edge of the parking lot to a fallen tree,there is a one way ramp to a 1.5ft drop but it needs some maintainence on holding it down currently.The trail winds through the thick forest near some houses and streets and then comes through a park with water available.From there it is on and off some roads but gets to a part with a 8ft. wall that elevates the trail for almost half a mile.shortly after that, the trail hops back out on the road and if you follow that, it heads into another trail section that I had never seen and is relatively new.Nice singletrack with a loop around a body of water that I really couldn't see.Nice fun ride and good for a bit over 5 miles out and back.Not too terribly technical but you will find some roots to contend with.

First added by GALAXY on Nov 9, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From I-75 go East on Newberry Rd. Take the fork to the right onto S.W. 2nd Ave and take a right at the light in front of Calico Jacks in the Creekside Shopping center and follow the parking lot back to the woods,trail starts over the curb!
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  • acrmedic

    This trail runs from SW 34 St to SW 62 Blvd. The trail can be accessed in the back of the parking lot of Creekside plaza on SW 2nd Ave. It runs through Green Acres Park in the back of the Sugarfoot neighborhood, and connects with Clear Lake Park before ending on 62 south of Palm Garden Rehab. The trail can be difficult to connect the route without a map. Easy, scenic trail that is great for the novice rider.

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  • j pesos

    I rode this trail quite often. It is one of my favorites just because its so secluded. I have never seen anyone riding it.

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  • *****

    I am a beginner recreational rider and rode this trail today. I loved it. For a rider just starting out it's a very nice introduction to riding. I learned to handle my bike with this trail and learned more about dealing with roots, turns, and some other parts of trail riding. This trail is a perfect introduction for the beginner to become comfortable with mountain biking in Gainesville.

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  • orionrecon

    Trail is now active with runners from nearby neighborhoods. Scenic trail with many options of exploring. Less of a singletrack trail and more of an extension to green acres park.

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  • IdahoLife   ✓ supporter

    This trail is more or less used as a scenic route thru G-ville. It has singletrack,double track and roads. Not much here. If you just starting out this would be good.

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  • rwingman

    This trail is nice if you are looking for a short ride. It is not very well marked and looks like it has not been maintained in a long time. Lots of downed trees. Overall pretty good for a short ride and it is close in town.

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  • IdahoLife   ✓ supporter

    Nice quick ride in the middle of Gainesville. Head out the back of the parking lot and take the first right on the trail…Some singletrack and in and out of roads, some roots in parts but not difficult by any means. If you just want a real quick 4-5 miles than it will serve its purpose. * Review edited 3/16/2010

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