Gran Canyon

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3.38 out of 5
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Expert
10.0
miles

Singletrack
66
elevation (ft)

Network
31
ridden
Trail Description
About this trail
Open quarries left behind from former limestone mines now comprise 10 miles of Florida's most well-known mountain bike trails. These trails are by no means for the first timer. Outrageous downhills (for Florida) and lung-burning climbs make this a very popular destination. Admission is $3.00 per day.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: is this trail open? -Lucas Velez

A: Unfortunately no. The person who owned the property previously had an 18 hole disc golf course on it and allowed MTB. Then he sold the property in 2005ish to a man who was going to develop it. Long story short, the bubble burst, the market tanked and 7 years later the man died and left it to his wife. Since then she has allowed 2 disc golf tournaments there. I played in both of them. I just got into MTB, but I can say that DG there was awesome and I can see where MTB would be amazing. 40 acres of intense elevation changes in an old quarry. There has been loose talk about opening it back up with MTB and DG combined. Who knows?

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Reviews (10)
 



September 27, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Searched for the trail for an hour could not find the trail head and the number provided was disconnected is this place open?

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May 13, 2013
Guest   
 
Review: Gran Canyon is coming back everyone! Its been confirmed! Check the Markham Park mountain Bikers Facebook page for the post, Ivan has been working things out to get this trail back up.

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Granny Gear

February 9, 2012
 
Review: to bad this trail closed. i used to ride here for the dh. so fun. crazy this is in florida. much more instense than alafia or balm. big drops

Similar Trail: alaffia, balm boyette

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August 14, 2008
Guest   
 
Review: A very technical but epic MTB trail! When I ride at Croom & Santos I used to always head over to this epic MTB trail in Brooksville to do some serious shredding! If ya don't have the skills for this MTB riding, do not attempt it, you will get hurt. There are very steep drops and some serious steep short uphill climbs. Tooooo bad that it is CLOSED, but they are hashing it out to get it re-opened (red tape). Keep you updated!* Review edited 9/28/2008* Review edited 9/28/2008

* Review edited 9/28/2008

Similar Trail: Too mant to post, but Alafia & Santos are the bomb!

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Poseur

June 7, 2006
 
Review: The climbs are very difficult and some parts impossible. There is no set trail with quite a few parts grown over or washed out. Yes, the downhill sections are technical and fast and very intense for Florida, but they are very short and definately not worth the enduring climb after three or four times. If your in the area, you should try it out for only three dollars, but I would stongly suggest against making a trip out of it.

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November 9, 2004
Guest   
 
Review: this is both a disc golf course and mt. bike trail. Both patrons can enjoy this spot equally and simoultaneously:)

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January 1, 1970
Guest   
 
Review: This is a great place to get a taste of riding on rock in Florida as it is in a rock quarry. great climbs both short and long with some good downhills. A great place on the Florida West Coast.

Similar Trail: Hardrock in Ocala but smaller

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January 1, 1970
Guest   
 
Review: For all you thrill seekers, this is a DISC GOLF course and not a place to mountain bike. Go to Belleview...there's trials located there.

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January 1, 1970
Guest   
 
Review: For all you thrill seekers, this is a DISC GOLF course and not a place to mountain bike. Go to Belleview...there's trails located there.

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January 1, 1970
Guest   
 
Review: Trails are as steep as you can get in Florida. The directions are wrong!

The easiest way is to take 50 West to State road 484. Turn right and go about 5 miles to Cooper Terrace. Go 1/4 mile to the first drive on your right. This is the property owners house. The existing directions bring you in from the opposite direction. They should read take 50 to Brooksville. In Brooksville take 41 north 1/2 mile to Mondon Hill road. Turn right on Mondon Hill road. Look for Cooper Terrace on your left about 1 mile down. The trail head is located at the first drive on your right. The property owner charges $3.00 to ride. (The land also functions as a frisbee golf course.) (For the record Mondon Hill road is state road 484 at least from the Brooksville side.)

Similar Trail: Carter Park in Lakeland. The downhills are not as steep but the trails are more challenging.

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Gran Canyon MTB Trail 3.38 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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