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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +10/ -12 ft
Total: 56 riders

Mountain Biking JB Starkey

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#74 of 285 mountain bike trails in Florida
#2,500 in the world

A very new trail. See SWAMP website. Still not well amrked. Easy to get off trail and onto the concrete jogging, cycling path.

First added by armyslowrdr on Mar 30, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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10500 Wilderness Park Blvd, New Port Richey, FL 34655
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Mountain Bike Trails Near New Port Richey, Florida

Intermediate | 22 mi

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  • AlafiaJunkie

    MIles of winding singletrack with plenty of roots. No elevation change or features to speak of.

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  • rocketbracket

    Nice long ( 20 miles ) singletrack system, well marked and near paved bailout road, some parts closed off when excessive rain but you can skip over to dry section and continue your ride. Maps and bike wash at trailhead/parking lot.

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  • rich67

    I reviewed these trails a while back, and now that they have been expanded and smoothed out a bit, I figured I'd post a newer one. Although the trails on the north side of the paved trail are still rutted, frequently muddy and flow pretty bad, the ones on the south side are pretty awesome. Twisted Pine is a nice little flowy Singletrack with a few downed logs as obstacles. Deliverance ties it all in to make a nice cardio workout totaling about 12 miles from car to car. Everything was well planned out and although there is not much in the way of scenery or elevation changes, the trail is fun to ride.

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  • Admaral.Red.Eagle

    As of may 30 2017 the jb starkey mtb trails are closed due to a recent fire "

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  • ptwelve

    Flat and rooty singletrack. I ride here for long duration rides. It's nice to have a place to ride that's close, but to be honest, if it were not close I'd ride elsewhere.

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  • Kenny Koon

    Trail is still flooded due to the increased rain fall.

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  • Keiron Gillespie

    Nice trails. The turns are a bit too tight for me. Hard to get any speed and good flow. Very beautiful and peaceful!

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  • Hobbes

    Camped and rode the trails! Always a fun time and just the right off-road skill level for my 10 year old! Would be a great first bike packing trip too!

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  • IR

    Rudy's Ramble, the first 7 miles of well marked trail has matured nicely after a year of being ridden. Fun, flowing, but flat and pedaling the whole way. It's a workout. New 4 miles is better trail but not yet ridden down, so soft. But it will pack down and be a great trail in short order. Great ride for north Tampa Bay Area with more trails to come as SWAMP volunteers build more.

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  • rich67

    I was happy SWAMP took the effort to pursue the building of this trail, since it is close to my house. I ride Boyette and Santos regularly, so this was something I really looked forward to. But I am disappointed. The trail lacks flow, is heavily root-ridden with Palmettos in most portions, and the signs are difficult to follow. There are some sections where you can pick up speed, only to be greeted too soon by a sharp curve. I know a new trail takes a while to become rideable, but I don't see the flow improving at all. I would suggest making the drive further south to Flatwoods, where there is much better flow to the trails. I rode here twice, and was very disappointed on both outings. The parking area is nice, and there is now a bike wash area, so that is a big plus. I hope SWAMP gets out there and re-analyzes some of the trails to help out the rideability of it, because this area has the potential to be as good if not better than the Wilderness Park/Flatwods trails.

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  • IR

    Opened June 21, 2014 with 7 miles of single track. Built by SWAMP, the Tampa bay regional mtb bike club, is riding in well. More mileage to be added over the next couple years. Tough section in the middle thru the palmetto gator back roots. Rides longer than 7 mile length indicates. Fun, scenic, lots of game to see. The coming sections will expand on this and provide good swooping, flowing single track.

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  • armyslowrdr

    This is too new of a system and I probably should not have selected it for my 1st FL ride. There is a sign that alluded to "Bike Trail" BUT no other markings. I managed to find a mile or so of ST in this area, then meandered onto the concrete jogging path. Someone I ran into on a diff trail told me it is so new that it is really not ready for prime time.

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