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Level: Easiest
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 60 riders
 

Mountain Biking Hal Scott Preserve / Econlockhatchee River

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#124 of 283 mountain bike trails in Florida
#3,858 in the world

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").

First added by searsandrewj on Aug 22, 2008. Last updated May 4, 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
Take SR 50 East from Orlando to SR 520. Continue 1 mile on 520 to the Wedgefield subdivision and turn right on Maxim Parkway. Turn left on Bancroft, right on Meredith and left on Dallas. The Hal Scott Preserve will be on the right after the power lines.
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  • Shoeyjosh
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    Boring flat trails with no technical difficulties.

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  • ltlblackdog
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    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.

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  • tyty25
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    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.

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  • Will Santana
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    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.

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  • Deedz
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    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.

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  • pauloreci
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    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

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  • UCFbiker
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    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.

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