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Level: Expert
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 26 riders

Mountain Biking Jimmie Cottons Trail

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#68 of 285 mountain bike trails in Florida
#2,281 in the world

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.

First added by searsandrewj on Sep 16, 2008. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Fort Meade (by invintation only through the Rdge Riders Club)
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rerouted (on Apr 6, 2017)
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  • 1984ishere

    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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  • Peresite70

    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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  • FishBoy87

    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!

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