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: 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: 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 (175)
 

Gramcounter


August 6, 2019
 
Review: Great trail system. Flow trails, pump track, tons of XC trails, a free ride area with dirt jumps, some pro level features at places. Will definitely be back to keep exploring

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Trailblazer

June 1, 2019
malva Trailblazer  
 
Review: Love this trail. It's well maintained/marked and easy to navigate. Has multiple options for a wide range of skills. Don't expect climbing like in other parts of the states. The advanced trails are the ones with the most elevation change.




Granny Gear

May 9, 2019
Rockin Ron Granny Gear  
 
Review: First time here trails were in great shape,
very fun




Granny Gear

May 8, 2019
Rockin Ron Granny Gear  
 
Review: Finally got to ride here it was a great place I recommend it




Bunny Hop

May 2, 2019
typingfool Bunny Hop  
 
Review: So many different types of trails here. Lots of options for everyone! Miles and miles of flow through beautiful woods!




Granny Gear

April 1, 2019
AlisonO Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode 20 miles in two days, March 2019. Weekend traffic was heavy and the trails would benefit from one-way restrictions to prevent head-on crashes. Otherwise, trails are flat, fast, and pretty easy.




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.




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!




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




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!



Santos MTB Trail 4.49 out of 5 based on 175 ratings. 175 user reviews.
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