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Level: Intermediate
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +491/ -352 ft
Total: 380 riders

Mountain Biking Loyce E. Harpe Park

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#13 of 287 mountain bike trails in Florida
#580 in the world

The trail consists of approximately 11 miles of varied terrain including technical single track. Most of the trail winds through old phosphate mine land therefore the trail has a good mix of terrain. The most unique aspect of the carter park trail is the narrow single track through mine "spoil piles". Hours are approximately 8 to 8.

First added by stripes on Dec 31, 2002. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take I-4 to Lakeland to Exit 18. Head South on Highway 37 approximately 12 to 15 miles. (Also known as 98 or South Florida Avenue) towards Mulberry. The last major intersection along 37 prior to the trail is Shepherd Road. Approximately 1 mile past the Shepherd Road intersection turn left on Carter Road (East) Entrance to park is approximately 3/4 mile on the right (south).
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Rider questions

Q: Do the trails stay open rain or shine?
A: Yes, the trails are open but you should use consideration and avoid riding the technical trails in the rain or if the ground is wet as you can do serious damage with skidding, sliding, etc.

Q: What is the difference between the Loyce E. Harpe Park trail and the Rollercoaster trail at the Loyce E. Harpe Park ?
A: Rollercoaster is part of the Loyce Harpe Park trail system.