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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +421/375 ft
Total: 30 riders
 

Mountain Biking Fosters Hammock

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#160 of 281 mountain bike trails in Florida
#10183 in the world

The trail runs near the Suwannee River and passes thru varied terrain. You will pass thru many different natural features. The trail is all singletrack and fairly flat until the last couple of miles which have some nice hills and a couple of downhill runs.

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
Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Exit 439 , travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Exit 301), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.
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  • acrmedic
    *****

    This is my favorite trail in the White Springs system. Good length at 7-8 miles with some technical areas to challenge riders. Very scenic, with rides through multiple ecosystems. It is also very surreal to be riding these remote trails and hear the distant bell tower chiming on the hour in the distance. Perfect rustic northern Florida ride!

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  • krow272
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    Lots of roots, minimal elevation change. Not ridden much, missing trail section around 6-6.5, double track leads you to pick it up again.

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  • whfrost
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    Difficult to accurately rate this trail after today's ride. You can tell that it has potential; however, it was poorly maintained. Fallen tree blocked the trail in the first 1/4 mile. Just past mile 2, the trail was submerged.

    If the river is down and the trail is cleaned up, it would be more enjoyable.

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  • Cm338863
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    Great trail probably more advanced than this beginning rider should have attempted. Didn't get far, bailed at the "D" crossing and spilled a
    Couple of times but had a great time. I'll be back.

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  • Uberjody
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    this is a new trail and needs a lot more riding on it before it wears in.

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  • jmick
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    Rode it the week after Thanksgiving. Camped in the park during festival of lights (awesome time to visit). Trail was great up until it runs into the FL trail at which point it became futile to ride because of some controlled burns. No problem jumping on a fire road though. The roots are there but I think of them as a part of the central FL trail riding experience...along with the occasional patch of loose sand. If you are camping in a pull through, spot 19 is the heat!

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  • ****

    A little rough in places, but overall it was a great ride. We stopped at the point where the trail meets the Florida Trail. We hiked the trail for a bit before jumping off a limestone outcropping and plunging into the beautiful Suwannee River. It was a blast! The last section is awesome!

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  • bruces
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    Camped at Stephen Foster State Park July 4th-10th and found that tropical storm Debbie had dropped so much rain that the Suwannee had reached it's 100 year flood elevation leaving parts of the trail under 8ft of water.(I kayaked the flooded areas) I hiked around and found a few dry sections that were ridable and had a blast. I will have to come back once the river receeds and the trails dry out.
    What I did get to ride I really enjoyed. I love the roots, uphill climbs and fast downhills. There are lots of marble slabs around the start/end of the trail that I did a little trials riding as well.
    Thanks SBA sweet trail.

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  • ****

    Enjoyed the ride, and survived the palmetto roots. Agree that the last 2 miles was the best overall, but happy to have this great trail now at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Excellent campgrounds. Trail is well marked. Several great scenic overlooks just off main trail. Thanks Suwannee Bicycle Association, great work.

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  • wegishs
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    Rode it on Thanksgiving weekend. Nice new trail in the White Springs complex, but it needs a few hundred more people to ride it so the palmetto roots get worn down. Luck there are plenty of places to bail out onto nice forest roads to give your butt a rest from the roots.* Review edited 12/11/2011

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  • theUfan
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    A nice addition to north/central florida. The biggest problem i have with the trail is all he palmetto roots. After awhile they get pretty old. The tail end of the trail is the best part with a couple of climbs and downhills.

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