Hal Scott Preserve / Econlockhatchee River

2.88 out of 5
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Terrain: Flat pine woods and oak hammocks. No real bicycle trails but the doubletrack roads are firm and rideable. No hunting allowed.

The Hal Scott Preserve consists of 4600 acres bisected by the Econlockhatchee River. There are approximately 15 miles of good fireroads to explore. Cross the Econlockhatchee on the bridge at Curry's Ford, by wading across wherever it is shallow, or by attempting to make your bike swim! If you're into bird watching I hear it's good (with kites, ospreys, bald eagles and more "swimming in the sky").
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (8)

Bunny Hop

November 12, 2017
Shoeyjosh Bunny Hop  
Review: Boring flat trails with no technical difficulties.

Bunny Hop

August 6, 2016
Review: Wide open and flat. Had been mostly dry weather for the week or two prior to my ride. Had to ride through water in about 4 locations. Only one was relatively deep - about 1 foot or so.

Trail is well marked. There are three main loops: white, red, and yellow. Double blaze marks indicate change of trail direction or intersection with another trail.

The white loop is accessed from the trail head and is shortest - about 4 miles. The yellow trail is about 6.3 miles. Some little tree cover and a bridge crossing. The red trail is about 6.1 miles and is more open. Parts of it run along high tension electrical tower right-of-ways. Also runs along a couple of man-made canals.

Overall, nice and easy.


December 5, 2015
tyty25 Gramcounter  
Review: This is a trail with two entrances and minimal parking. There are two campsites that are a fun place to do an overnighter. It is a good trail for beginner mountain bikers or just someone looking to have fun or try it out.

Bunny Hop

October 10, 2015
Review: This trail is pretty long, if you take each of the three loops (blazes). Also, the northern portion of the yellow loop can get flooded. It has a somewhat pretty area with a bridge. Suggest the train for beginners who want to view some scenery and bios strength.


September 4, 2015
Deedz Gramcounter  
Review: Even though it hasn't rained much in the past month, the trail was underwater about a mile in. The scenery was great, but you may want to go in the dry season.

Granny Gear

February 5, 2012
pauloreci Granny Gear  
Review: This trail was very easy and good trail for Beginners. I guess it had a good scenery a couple years ago, but in many sections of the trail the plants and trees are burned, i guess there was a wildfire in this preserve not long ago, But overall it is a good ride.

* Review edited 2/5/2012

Granny Gear

October 21, 2011
UCFbiker Granny Gear  
Review: Nothing technical, but the Hal Scott Preserve is very scenic with several river/creek crossings. There are 3 campsites that are free and don't require any permits or anything. My girlfriend and I ride have ridden to the sites with a backpack to camp for the night several times now.

August 22, 2008
Review: This is a very nice place to ride for a before or after work workout. Very beautiful scenery. I have rode these jeep tracks several times and love it.

Similar Trail: Santos, Alafia, Turkey Creek, South Shore, etc.....

Hal Scott Preserve / Econlockhatchee River MTB Trail 2.88 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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