Paisley Woods Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.19 out of 5
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Beginner
22.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 900 ft
89
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Mostly flat singletrack with lots of miles and wildlife. About the halfway point there is a cut-trough to make it only a 10 mile loop. There are recreation areas at the north and south areas for a break. Look out for fallen trees, un-marked trails, sand, and even drifters.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (21)
 

Granny Gear

May 12, 2019
Lakeemma Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail is quite scenic, quiet and hardly used. My gps clocked 19.4 miles starting at The Clearwater Recreation Area trailhead and 684' of vertical. The only con is the frequent sugar sand, which made for a rather strenuous ride, beginners would hate it. Last time i started at Alexander Springs and it was real nice coming back to at the end, since I had a towel and change of clothes, should have taken lunch for a picnic. Nice campground at Clearwater Lake Recreation Area too. Saw a fox squirrel, whitetail, and a turkey. Will do it again, the sugar sand shouldn't be as bad after a rain.

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Granny Gear

August 10, 2018
PiveyBass Granny Gear  
 
Review: Not extremely technical, but a couple area that will test you based on how aggressive you choose to be. Some great climbs and descents. - being that the trail is in Florida

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Trailblazer

March 2, 2018
 
Review: Trail was in good condition, any damage from Erma has been cleaned up. I guess, due to no rain for a while, the sand was quite soft in places. This was my wife's 3rd mountain bike ride and it was a really good trail for her to ride.

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Granny Gear

June 1, 2016
rgrowe Granny Gear  
 
Review: 1/3 Sand; 1/3 marginal; 1/3 good shape. They are working on the trail to improve, especially the south half. It's a killer if you are not in good shape. So hard pushing sand, and no bail-outs. Actually a good trail to ride if you want a workout. Because of sand you frequently need to pump going downhill. Difficult to get speed because you will spin out on corners due to sand.

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Epic


March 2, 2016
 
Review: Two beginner XC loops that form a loose figure 8 ride of 22 mfiles total or approximately half that if you choose only one loop. Basically flat, no rocks or roots. There is a bit of sand, especially when crossing jeep or utility trails. Probably best just after a rain.
Great ride for single speed or rigid bike.

Similar Trail: Longleaf Pine Greenway Trail.

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May 19, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: OMBA has recently been re-blazed the trail with yellow reflective diamonds, and additional information and map dispensers have been added at the kiosks at each trailhead. Overall, the trail is in very good condition, especially the Northern end. The Northern end has seen a lot of trail maintenance/hardening over the Fall and Spring, i.e. trimming, sand removal and pine needle covering/raking-in. Southern end is currently being trimmed and hardened. Go enjoy before it gets to hot!

Similar Trail: Santos Pine Tree/Spider Kingdom

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November 18, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: One of the few long distance trails in Florida where you are truly away from everything, including cell phone coverage. OMBA adopted the trail a couple of years ago and has updated the signage and trail marking/blazes, as well as placed maps at both ends and the center connector. A little overgrown right now, but sections are currently being trimmed. It is currently hunting season, so its best to wear an orange vest and bright colors right now.

Similar Trail: Santos Yellows, but with wildlife (Deer/Bear/Fox Squirrels/etc.

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November 7, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: Great wilderness and endurance trail. Lot's of wildlife and plenty of miles. A little sandy in sections, but manageble. Go tubeless as it's currently sandspur season.

Similar Trail: Santos to Landbridge Yellows

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Gramcounter

September 10, 2014
fini Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fun little trail. It was nice and quite and just out and away from it all. I do have to say even an easy trail like this really showed me having the wrong size bike has a huge effect. All and all other than the sand(and lots of it), places where the trail crosses atv trails its worse, it was a nice relaxing ride for me.

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Bunny Hop

August 25, 2014
 
Review: It's hard the sand makes it rough going. No shade very hot bring lots of water. Up side Alexander springs is refreshing. Down side you have to ride back through all that sand. Did I mention the tree trunks. Hot hot very hot. Not recommended for beginners.

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Paisley Woods Trail MTB Trail 3.19 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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