Santos

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.49 out of 5
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Intermediate
85.0
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: 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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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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Reviews (169)
 

Granny Gear

March 9, 2019
007pandas Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great Florida single track with narrow trails and plenty of track options for every type of rider level.

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Trailblazer


February 26, 2019
 
Review: Mountain biking in Florida, isn't what most people might imagine. There is a lot of good stuff to ride. Santos Mountian bike trails are rated the #1 place to ride in Florida. I'd say Alafia is giving them a good run for their money, but to be fair - there's SO much to ride in Ocala, that we haven't even touched half of it. We rode the vortex a few years back and have been looking forward to a return visit during a cooler month. We hope you enjoy this review, and hope this and the last few rides we did will inspire you to go out and check out what florida has to offer!

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Bunny Hop

January 14, 2019
 
Review: Huge network of trails. Well maintained and marked. Only did a few sections. I'll be back often to ride em all

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Gnarly


November 19, 2018
mlombar17 Gnarly  
 
Review: Hands down the best FL has to offer! Flow trails, tech, jump lines, drops of all sizes, XC mileage, skinnys and wood features, this system really does have it all. Next to impossible to do it all in a single day, great camping facilities with a pump track and skills area adjacent. I LOVE SANTOS!

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Bunny Hop


September 8, 2018
OffTheWall Bunny Hop  
 
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August 17, 2018
Guest   
 
Review: Something for everyone, and some of the most extreme terrain in Florida.

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Granny Gear

July 13, 2018
 
Review: Beautiful park with lots of shade. My husband and I are in our 50's and we easily rode the yellow and blue trails. We were a little confused at first because most of the trails go in both directions but we rode on a Thursday and there was no traffic. Twister is almost 3 miles long with a couple of pretty steep mounds. Briar patch has a lot of ups and downs, nice flow and a little boardwalk bridge. If you ride early in the morning watch out for spider webs! And giant spiders!! We loved this park.

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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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Santos MTB Trail 4.49 out of 5 based on 169 ratings. 169 user reviews.
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