July 12, 2008
Pretty easy trails, nothing really crazy just like the other reviewers have said, but definitely a nice weekend local ride. The mosquitos are out in full force- stop for longer than 2 seconds and they are all over you. Bring repellant! Lots of sugar sand in the main trail areas, not so much on some of the offshoot trails. Indian was closed, but all the other trails were open and in good shape. I rode "Gator Bait", which was supposed to be very difficult; didn't find it that tough at all, and I am a novice MTB'er. The trails at Alafia and Santos are much tougher than some of these. Lots of roots, not as much as Alafia, but still a good amount on some of the trails.
The Pit area right off the main riding area is nice, but all the sugar sand made it a pain to ride. Still, you can select some good lines and have a good time powering up small hills and doing some small jumps here and there. Too bad they didn't make this area larger, it'd be a good skills area. Overall, I was happy with the setup.
If you enter the Wilderness Park area, there is a spot to make a donation for the trails; I did, and it's one way to preserve some good riding areas. Please donate! There isn't a bike wash area here; you have to head up the road a bit to the main park area, where there is a small boat ramp, and then you will find a hose to wash off your bikes.
Good ride for families and beginners. Intermediate riders will also find a lot of fun stuff to explore as well. Advanced riders-head to Alafia or Santos.* Review edited 7/12/2008