Santos

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.48 out of 5
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Intermediate
85
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,200 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: RVing in Apopka for September, looking for riders going to Santos. Will pay for expensive. Female. Rvinthesprings@yahoo.com -Guest

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Q: Going to be moving down to orlando for a couple of months. I downhill and trail ride back home. What gear should I bring, ex: full face?, neck brace?, or just usual trail gear? -Donato Cip

A: usual trial gear, braces are not needed.

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Granny Gear

June 18, 2018
 
Review: Something for everyone. Easy to very technical. Rode both sides, maybe 20 some miles. Mostly flat and fast to very technical with shear drops. Lots of options, lots of trails. Do it. Do it now!

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Gramcounter

April 25, 2018
 
Review: Really nice trail with a wide variety of terrain.

Similar Trail: Alafia in Tampa is closest thing in the state

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Granny Gear

February 25, 2018
Lapin8r Granny Gear  
 
Review: I'm a beginner and I had a blast!!! Nothing was overly technical. I loved the openness of the trail. Being from north Georgia it was nice to not worry so much about dodging trees. We rode the Nayls north and south trials starting at the Shangri-La trailhead and it was great!! Nice flowing flattish system. We are already planning our return trip.

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Bunny Hop


February 19, 2018
 
Review: First time at the Santos and Vortex trails. Loved them. There are plenty of beginner/intermediate trails to try. Only ventured out onto one advanced trail - Sinkhole and loved it too. Great trails

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Gnarly


January 20, 2018
mtbrJosh Gnarly  
 
Review: Great trail. Tight and technical. Makes use of every inch of the land.

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Gramcounter

January 4, 2018
 
Review: Loved this place!! It was recommended to me by club riders and I am very glad a made the trip from Pensacola. I really want to do a guys ride so I can ride ALL of vortex as it was my favorite trail. I loved the technical AND fun Vortex as well as trails like Sinkhole, and Ant hill!! I also enjoyed the fast and fun blue trails like Bunny, Dr Ruth, and Twister. I will be BACK!!!

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Granny Gear

January 2, 2018
 
Review: Rode Santos last year in May and I loved it. One of my favorite trails I have ever ridden. I put intermediate but it has some really smooth, straight paths and some really hard black diamonds. So the difficulty ranges. An overall great trail.

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Gramcounter

December 21, 2017
Aron213 Gramcounter  
 
Review: IMO the best trail riding area in Florida, has something for everyone.

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Granny Gear

December 17, 2017
lostboy45b Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good ride yesterday with my brother until he went flying over the handle bars, then it became a fantastic ride for me. I shouldn't have laughed because 5 min later I did the same thing. Great time had by both of us. We rode Sink Hole and the track was in very good shape. No issues what so ever, the wrecks were our fault.

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Gramcounter


November 21, 2017
 
Review: Awesome! Can ride out there for hours. A mixture of intermediate and definitely some advanced.

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Santos MTB Trail 4.48 out of 5 based on 162 ratings. 162 user reviews.
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