December 4, 2017
A lot has changed...
They had to move the entrance over because of the parking lot reconstruction. Which is fine! The parking lot is wonderful and they added a bike wash/repair station. The entrance picks up just a little after where it originally began. There is also a small section missing from the first turn around (after the seminole trail) where they are doing construction on 17-92. It's been moved back some.
As a first time rider, you will really enjoy this trail. It's mostly easy and an enjoyable ride. Only down side is that there is some sugar sand. Actually, a lot. There doesn't need to be, we just need to stop clearing the path of leaves and small branches, it's ruining the trail. We shouldn't have all that carpet on the trail. There is a lot of splits in the trail that are not getting rode as much. Maybe we can touch those trails a little more :)
What you don't know is, if you're a returning rider, there is a lot missing. The last quarter of the trail is missing. It's just a straight path towards the end. There used to be some other trails that took you through some fun features to ride. I was able to find my way through the path that took you to the pool, but I had to go over and under some fallen trees. There used to be a lot of here; some of the wood features are still there. I did find an abandoned bridge that had been completely flipped over. I'm assuming that and a lot of the fallen trees are from Irma. Besides the damage, these paths have been completely removed or over grown. The good news is that it's a lot more organized. The last section was a little unorganized.
Overall, still fun to ride.
Chuck Lennon Park