Santos

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Intermediate
85
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,300 ft
↓ 2,200 ft
62
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
81,290 acres of pure off-road riding bliss. Santos is the largest and best known mountain biking park in the Ocala, Florida area. Santos official designation is Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway.Greenwa**tretch many miles throughout the state of Florida.The greenway was born out of the failed Cross Florida Barge Canal which was terminated in the late 60s. Santos is named for the small town where the main trailhead is located. Standard trail markings are in place here - yellow trails ae beginner, blue intermediate and red markings for advanced. The majority of advanced riding is located around two abandonded mining pits. Trails range from flat and rolling to rocky and steep. The large network of trails can make it easy for the unintiated to get lost. Make sure to have a map and compass with you. Locals are always happy to help out with directions. The trail network is so extensive that you can spend a couple of days here and never tire of riding the evergrowing miles of singletrack.
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Hardtail or Dually? (if you're used to riding Dually?) -pnutrides

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Q: guys I'm heading your end of the pond in July. would like to try some trails, anywhere close to the trails to rent decent spec'd bikes? -Mark Montgomery

A: Santos Bike Shop (www.santosbikeshop.com) and Greenway Bicycles (www.retrocitycycles.com) Easy access to the trails from either shop.

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Reviews (147)
 

Granny Gear

January 9, 2017
Pedaleamtb Granny Gear  
 
Review: From Trailhead to tricycle and back to Sangri-la . Like it.

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Granny Gear

December 10, 2016
lalokita Granny Gear  
 
Review: Amazing trail system! VERY well marked & easy to navigate. There are segments of these trails for every level rider. Flowy sections, dirt jumps, a great skills area at the Santos trailhead, lots of manmade features & burms, etc. There are also tons of cut offs and bail outs throughout. Absolutely blown away by these trails! Def will be making a trip down to Ocala for this trail system again!

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Trailblazer


November 29, 2016
axxman Trailblazer  
 
Review: Trails are perfect right now. this is the best time of year, not too hot and the bugs are gone.

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Granny Gear

November 22, 2016
outlander Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode mostly yellow and blue trails. All were well maintained and well marked. My 9 year old son on a 20" mountain bike had a blast on an 11 mile ride. Fast and flowy trails with just the right amount of technical for a fun ride.

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Granny Gear

July 26, 2016
 
Review: Beautiful horse country of Ocala,Fl. Slight rolling hills combination of evergreen woods with pine needles and florida thick lush palmettos and oaks. The riding is super fun and flowy. Theres also the option for more extreme jumps at the vortex.

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Granny Gear

July 22, 2016
 
Review: Awesome trail by Ocala Florida, something for everyone with a great campground and a great bike shop across the street.

This was the first place I road. I ended up stumbling into Santos when I didn't have a place to stay the night, woke up the next morning and wore myself out on the beginner trails.

Tons of technical ridgelines, the free ride area is incredible with huge burms and long balance beans, and has a great pump track and section of table tops, gaps, and drops.

Something for everyone, but only the seriously experienced will enjoy every bit of it.

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Granny Gear

July 14, 2016
mikey474 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Sure is great having this much to ride practically in your back yard. I never get sick of riding here.

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July 5, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: I'm used to steep, rocky technical terrain of North Jersey and new England.
While on vacation my wife and I took our daughter in the child seat on these trails. I ride several times a week while at home, a d at least once a week ride some moderate single track with the little lady. My wife typically rides once or twice a week.
While Ocala did not have any climbs, the terrain is excellent. Any novice or skilled rider can use these trails, and the better a rider you bare, the more you can enjoy the trails. Other riders are friendly and courteous, despite the fact a few times we did nearly bump one another.
We also surprised an enormous hog, which although harmless, scared my wife and daughter. For something like this, and traveling I typically take my trek 4300 which is fully rigid, rather than my fuel in case of theft. This bike left me with no complaints, and I was able to enjoy the full spectrum of trails.
We enjoyed the trails so much, that I returned a second time on our vacation (1.5 hours each way drive from ormond beach) to hit the trails here again. The club does a great job with the bike wash areas and tool area, I really can't see why people would be disappointed with these trails. I missed climbing but these trails are a whole different fun.
Hiking and horseback riding seems to have separate trails for the most part.

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Gramcounter


June 21, 2016
 
Review: Lots of great options for all riders. The Vortex is wonderful with dirt and wood ramps. The rest of the intermediate trails are great for a fun ride.

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June 20, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Best trails ever! Very creative for Florida land, a lot of work has gone into it and it really paid off. Love the freeride section, and the single track is very creative and flowing. Defiantly going back

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Santos MTB Trail 4.51 out of 5 based on 147 ratings. 147 user reviews.
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