Level: Beginner
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 18 riders
 

Mountain Biking Lake Jesup Wilderness Area

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#226 of 283 mountain bike trails in Florida
#8,498 in the world

There are several miles of mixed use horse, mountain biking and hiking trails here. About half consists of
soggy, bumpy and often submerged double track. But if you slog it out from the trail head for about half a
mile you'll come to a surprise. Stretching about for half a mile to each side is a manmade raised berm
covered from end to end with large palm trees. And running down the middle is a hard packed trail. It is a
unique experience. The single track is a simple ride with fallen palm leaves, roots and tortoise holes to
negotiate. There are a few welcome breaks in the berm which drop back down to the soggy terrain for
about 30 feet and climb back up sharply on the other side. The south portion of the berm has a harder
packed trail and great views of Lake Jesup. At each end of the berm you'll find a loop which drops down to
the small naturally forested areas. The trail was dry here but still soft and not great for biking. Both loops
require you to cross a ditch with about a foot of nasty water to get back onto the berm. If you have
something you don't want swamp mud on you should leave it at home.

First added by jls on Dec 20, 2009. Last updated May 1, 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
Turn south off Lake Mary Boulevard onto S Sanford Ave. Continue to the end of S Sanford Ave and the
trailhead parking will be on your left.
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  • tbarnett80
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    There was no visible trail that I could see. Perhaps to recent excessive rain or possibly just overgrowth from not being ridden. Lots of standing water and mosquitos.
    I wouldn't bother going to this location.

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  • b3th4ny
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    We hit this trail up this weekend & found it to be torn up by horses. It seems like a service road that has overgrown grass. It would be nice to hike out to the lake, I guess...

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  • jls
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    I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this but if you live nearby, are interested in seeing some new scenery and can handle the 1/2 mile of mush out from the trailhead you might want to check it out. The raised up hard packed berms surrounded by soggy marsh has great potential for building ladder runs.

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