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Level: Advanced
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +232/217 ft
Total: 23 riders
 

Mountain Biking Helter Skelter

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#37 of 283 mountain bike trails in Florida
#1429 in the world

This track is the type of trail that you would find behind a Walmart. It's over grown and trashy. There is that feeling that someone is following behind you as you ride. Go in, get out as fast as you can.

Good climbs and a good ass kicking. Plenty of switchbacks. Don't sit down, you won't be ready for what's around the next turn.

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
From the Mount Dora Trail trailhead, follow the left wide path passed the dumpsters and over the rocks.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Mount Dora, Florida

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  • Hap Proctor
    ****

    Very challenging but not discouraging trail. Plenty of technical climbs that require your full attention, but you are repaid with a fun descent to finish your ride.

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  • Spartan117
    *****

    This trail is part of the Mount Dora trails(which are a lot of fun). Due to hurricane Irma it has been closed due to washout from all the rain. I believe the trail builders are working on this.

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  • Benjumanji
    *****

    Very challenging trail with several technical climbs with plenty of roots, rocks, and tight switchbacks. Very gratifying to make every one and the payoff is the awesome flow-oriented descent near the end. The berms are well maintained and allow you to barely touch the brakes if you have the skill (and balls). Something that may be a bit off-putting is the ridiculously tall grass along the sides of the trail. Last time I was there, it grew all the way into the trail to the point I couldn't see the ground. If you are unfamiliar with where the trail goes, you may end up searching for it a bit!

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  • tylerthehuman
    ****

    This felt like the most "backyard" trail I've ever ridden. From the beginning, the trees and bushes were overgrown. No complaints! Not all trails are 3 feet wide and cleared. It was a bit trashy, but was still a fun and challenging ride. I did walk a lot of this because I couldn't handle it...

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