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Level: Beginner
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +114/112 ft
Total: 31 riders
 

Mountain Biking Gar Pond Track

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#187 of 281 mountain bike trails in Florida
#10948 in the world

Visit this scenic 6 mile tract with lakes and sinks and a surprising variety of landscapes. The marked route is on forest roads, or a blazed single track alternative is available.

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
"Follow U.S. 41 south from White Springs. After crossing the Suwannee River, go 0.2 mile. Look for the entrance road to the tract on the right (west), before passing the Agricultural Inspection Station. Park near the entrance signs.
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  • krow272
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    With Foster Park having the folk music festival going on, went out and did this trail. Trailhead is just behind the ag fuel check point just south of the bridge over the Suwannee. Pretty easy, hardly any roots. Navigation was the most difficult - they have blazes and marker posts but there was also a recent prescribed burn plus some confusing temp signage from a recent race. Had to hunt around a little for some connectors and had a trail on north side of the pond dead end or was severely overgrown. Almost missed the best part which was the areas in the dry creek bed and around the sink holes and rock formations - those were cool.

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  • Cm338863
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    Although in the area of the Stephen Foster Hammond Loop, Gar Pond is a much easier trail. Great beginner trail with some elevation changes, log jumps and hair pin turns to keep it interesting. Local rider advised now is the time to ride because later on (May, June, July) is when the ticks some out. Just a warning. Entrance to parking area set well off the road on the west side south of the Agi inspection station. No facilities.

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    I liked this trail because of the scenery along the way that included the Suwannee River, gar pond, oak hammock, and natural cave located about 1/4 mile from the end.

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  • theUfan
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    I rode this trail during IDIDARIDE and it was real nice. Well maintained singletrack with some nice scenery. very enjoyable.

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  • SlayerArngrim
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    Trial was comprised of mostly flat land at first. Toward the end it had a couple of nice hills and climbs. My girlfriend and I went through it very quickly. Nice scenery. Good Beginner course and a nice casual ride.

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  • rocketbracket
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    i was on this trail for Howl at the Moon overnight adventure race organized by Adventurous Concepts. it is on the other side of the Suwannee from Bridge to Bridge trail. gar pond and horse pond right next door make all the difference. they were low on water but i liked the change of scenery nonetheless . also nice Suwanee River views. steep cliffs . trail is not technical but it could be long ride if you loose your sense of direction.

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