Santos

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.49 out of 5
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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: 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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Q: Hardtail or Dually? (if you're used to riding Dually?) -VECON Sports

A: Ridged

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Granny Gear

June 22, 2017
 
Review: Awesome Trails, Amazing Singletrack. Extremely Well Marked And You Could Put Lots of Miles In. Not Everything in the Santos Loop Is Thrilling, But The Vortex Section Is The Reason I Give It 5 Stars. If Its Within Your Skill Level, Go And Do It! The Sheer Drops And Jumps Definitely Will Give You A Run For Your Money!

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Granny Gear

March 31, 2017
 
Review: This is one of my favorite places on earth. The trails are very well marked. There is an amazing free-ride area. Do be cautious of trail intersections at certain points because the hiking and horse riding trails intersect at certain points. There is something for everyone out here from families to professionals.

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Singletrack


March 29, 2017
 
Review: I rode these trails as part of the Huracan 300 bikepacking race. They were super fun. No climbs, just great pedally flow. Since we were bikepacking, I didn't get the chance to check out the freeride area. But I'll be back! It was worth the trip down from Atlanta.

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Bunny Hop

February 27, 2017
Bob R Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Went for the first to me and had to rent my brother a bike which was a really nice Giant HT 27.5... He had never ridden single track b4 so we only went as high as the blue trails. They were a lot of fun n but I would not call them intermediate. Maybe the middle for that park but still on the easy side. I saw some of the red trails and I really wanted to jump on them but I did not want to have to carry my brother out as he is 6'7" 315 lbs. great weather and everyone we met were really nice people. The rental was only 30 bucks and it was a 2016 bike in really good shape.

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Granny Gear

February 8, 2017
hamesd Granny Gear  
 
Review: Diverse enough for all riders. Trails change, never become stale

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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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Gnarly


November 29, 2016
axxman Gnarly  
 
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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