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Level: Beginner
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +0/49 ft
Total: 42 riders
 

Mountain Biking Hogtown Creek Greenway

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#242 of 282 mountain bike trails in Florida
#11685 in the world

This is a short trail, usually very sandy unless it's rained. The "bowl" has little drop offs that are pretty fun, and there's a few trails running a mile or so. Even if it hasn't, there's usually plenty of water to go in :)

First added by stripes on Apr 30, 2020. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
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"The most direct route there is take NW 34th St to NW 8th Ave. At 8th, head east. There will be a park (swings, swimming pool, etc) across the street. You need to be on the opposite side of the street, turn in to the closest dirt path to NW 34th St.
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  • acrmedic
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    Beautiful ride around Hogtown Creek. Accessed off of NW 34 ST around 400 block It runs all the way to NW 16 Ave. Some roots and wooden bridges. Worth checking out.

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  • Bruza54
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    As a beginner this is one of my favorite places to ride and its close. Challenging but not too difficult.

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  • MERCE006
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    Not a bad little trail especially since its so close to home. Most of the riding is easy but fun. Theres some bridges and the trail runs along the creek.

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  • victorwlayne
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    I think this trail is also called the Loblolly trail. The trail really starts aross 5th ave between 8th and University. The main trail is easy with a ton of side trails that go off and circle back into the main. You can follow the main trail to 8th ave then from 8th to 16th then from 16th to about 23rd.Very fun with bridges and the creek is even shallow enough you can ride in.

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  • theUfan
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    nice little trail in the middle of G-Ville. There are trails on both sides of 8th Ave. Good for beginners and to get out of the house.

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  • rwingman
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    This is a fun place to ride and is close in town. It is fun riding next to the creek and the trail is pretty easy to follow. Some fun areas with roots but nothing too difficult for this beginner.

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  • GALAXY
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    I find it easier to park at the Loblolly environmental facility just north of University on 34th St. Right as the 3 lanes merge into one going North on 34th,there is a Green park sign and it is there on your right. There are only 3 parking spaces there so you may need to continue North past 8th Ave. and park at Westside Park and cross the street.From the Loblolly trailhead there is some wide singletrack before it narrows and comes to a nice wide boardwalk.There is an overlook to the left before the boardwalk and if you make a U-turn to the right and follow the creek there is another section of singletrack that loops to the beginning so I hit it on the way back.Once you come to the end of the boardwalk it is doubletrack and just on the left is the entrance to the singletrack to the bowl.There is a trail that surrounds the bowl and a small series of hirt jumps in the bowl with drops into it around the edge.Following the singletrack around the bowl will bring you back to the doubletrack near 8th Ave,take a right,or North and go to the road.At the road,to the left is a crosswalk that is suggested for crossing,I would use it.Once across the street go Right or East 1/4 mile on the sidewalk and there is another boardwalk to the left that is very scenic,high quality,decent in length and slippery when wet as is the other boardwalk.Once the boardwalk ends you can go further up the doubletrack and before it ends, on your left is another singletrack trail that loops back to the boardwalk through some very interesting scenery with about 3 log crossings.When coming back to the boardwalk there is almost a continuation of that trail that crosses the doubletrack but there are a couple downed trees and it is in need of some trailblazing.The area is protected so please do not cut anything,just find alternate routes if you must.Upon returning,after the short boardwalk,there is a trail to the left right next to Hogtown Creek.Pass a bench and head up the trail for a nice ride that stays close to the creek and has some very nice scenery.There are a few fallen trees on one section but I believe it finally loops back out toward the parking lot where you enter from.The bowl can be fun for small drops and a few jumps but overall it's a slightly short ride. I wouldn't drive a long distance but it's worth seeing if you're in the area or live close and need to hit some dirt.

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  • alex.garner
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    The actuall hogtown creek green way is nice but if you really want a challenge you should look for a single track trail across the street to the right its a pretty good ride w/ soom fallen trees and bridges

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  • devildog
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    This trail was MUCH better before it was converted into a "Greenway." There are still some pretty decent trails right on that same stretch of 8th Ave, just go east from the greenway entrance and keep your eyes open for a trail right off of the sidewalks.

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