Jimmie Cottons Trail

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About this trail
Consits of several types of terrain. From the challenging ridges that peak between two phosphate pits to the singletrack trails that wind through the forest. This trail has many challenges for the expert rider. This trail is riden by many people on Monday mornings. This trail is also by invitation only. Please contact the Ridge Riders Club for directions.

Cotton's trail is back! After the devestation of hurricane Charley it looked like a giant woodpile. Alot of hard work by Jimmy and his friends have reclaimed 6 or so miles of the most intense riding in FL! Narrow ridges (think the fingers at LHP or Carter Rd) in abundance, tough technical climbs, switchback climbs, off-camber, rocks, roots, steep drops, technical decents, you name it and it is there. Including a teeter-totter and a sliding bridge! This place is like combining the toughest sections of John Brown and Vortex (Santos), the old TOE, Carter Rd, and Moonscape and Gatorback (Alafia) into a 6 mile trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
  rerouted   on Apr 6, 2017
  rerouted   on Apr 4, 2017
  rerouted   on Apr 3, 2017
  MACNIO   on Aug 6, 2016
  Sc00ter   on Oct 21, 2013
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Reviews (5)

Granny Gear

May 30, 2013
1984ishere Granny Gear  
Review: We are now up to 12 miles of trails. Invitations and ride times can be confirmed by calling the Winter Haven Bike shop 863-299-9907.

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August 7, 2012
Peresite70 Singletrack  
Review: What's the status on this trail? Can you still get invites out to ride it? There hasn't been a status update since 08, and was just curious if people are still getting to ride there? Thanks...

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Bunny Hop

September 22, 2010
FishBoy87 Bunny Hop  
Review: A ton of Technical trail riding here! Tons of Fun with loads of hills and drops! We've got a floating bridge and a suspension bridge and much much more.you have not ridden the toughest trail in Florida until you've ridden Cotton's!

Similar Trail: Hardest parts of Santos and Alafia rolled into one sweet trail!

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Granny Gear

March 22, 2009
jcotton Granny Gear  
Review: latest on trails, about 8 miles of single track. still private land, by invitation only and advanced riders only, very technical and difficult. * Review edited 1/23/2012* Review edited 1/23/2012

* Review edited 1/23/2012

Similar Trail: alafia moonscape

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September 16, 2008
Review: TO START: Jimmie Cotton can take a few MTBR's in to ride, but the owners do not want the responsibility of someone getting hurt or lawsuits. If anyone is interested in riding, call JCotton at (863)512-0346. TRAIL REVEIW: UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Jimmie has put together a trail that is so very awesome (pure MTB bliss)! Climbs, drops, and ridges that are bonechilling!! GREAT STUFF! If you are lucky enough to get invited to his trail, bring water, gatorade, powerbars, an extra set of legs and lungs and a bike that can take a licken. You will be huffin and puffin but with a great big smile! Not for beginners! Super technical stuff where one could get hurt bad, and has. I experienced a rider go over the bars headfirst, land on nasty hard phosphate white-rock, crack his helmet and elbow, and then go over somersaulting over a HIGH ridge. It wasn't pretty. This place is just AMAZING!! My new Sinister r9 got it's first hard work out!! Can't wait to go back!!

Similar Trail: Alafia, Santos, Balm Boyette, Carter Park, among many others!

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Jimmie Cottons Trail MTB Trail 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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