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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +151/144 ft
Total: 34 riders
 

Mountain Biking Tung Nut Loop

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#54 of 289 mountain bike trails in Florida
#2,205 in the world

You will need some lungs for this loop, lots of steep climbs and drops that will give you a great workout. The downhills are short but sweet and the scenery is great. The trail offers a little bit of everything as you pass over hills, open fields and hammocks.

First added by theUfan on Feb 19, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The bike trailhead is different from the hiking trailhead entrance. Take I-75 to US 441 (exit 399) and drive Southeast for 2.8 miles (through the city of Alachua). Turn South (right) onto Progress Blvd and drive 0.7 miles to park entrance. Pay your $4 day use fee and follow the grade road on the right to the bike trailhead. Address: 13201 Progress Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615
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  • CaribMtb
    ***

    Its Florida, so its mostly flat, but nice 8 miler, to get legs warmed up. Not hard

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  • acrmedic
    *****

    The best trail at San Felasco. It flows well, though not as difficult as Conquistador, it is longer with better descents. 8 mile scenic trail that really shows what San Felasco is all about.

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  • speedliner
    ****

    I only got to ride about half of it. The beginning is pretty tame but gets more challenging the further out you get. You can reach most of the other trails off of it. Look forward to going back and riding all of it.

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  • Jan Smith
    ****

    Drove north from Ft. Lauderdale just to ride this trail based on reviews on this site. All in all I found it (and the entire San Felasco network) very enjoyable. This is as different from south Florida riding as something could possibly be- no super technical man-made double reds and blacks but plenty of flow, flow, flow. You can roll a lot of miles and get the heart pumping and lactic acid built up in the legs.
    It was a Saturday afternoon and we pretty much had the whole place to our selves. We had a post ride chill out on the grassy/prairie like parking area and played some wiffle ball. Its a huge, wide open, scenic area.

    The trails were in very good shape, although not well marked in places. It was easy to get lost at times- although also easy to find way out. We were never able to find "Conquistador" although not for lack of looking. A local we ran into did his best to direct us, but even he admitted you have to consider getting lost part of the fun.
    This is a fun, satisfying ride. Nothing heart in throat about it, but we get that at Markham all the time, so this was really enjoyable: scenery, flow, mileage, and the few folks we did run into were very friendly. Very enjoyable leg burner where you can log some miles in Florida.

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  • limetownjack
    *****

    Tung Nut Loop starts off pretty tame but slowly evolves into one of my personal favorite individual trails. Trail is well maintained and has maps at trail intersections. Beginners may have to hike-a-bike at points but experienced riders should be able to clean this one. The scenery is hard to beat in Florida. Awesome trail.

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  • OIIIJEEPIIIO
    *****

    This is my personal favorite trail, has some open areas a nice prairie ride some intense hill climbs nice downhill sections and enough technical to never get bored with this trail, I would recommend this for someone that has experience but doesn't know how good they are this trail will show your strengths and weaknesses

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  • theUfan   ✓ supporter
    ****

    a great XC loop that will test your lungs and give you a great workout. I love the downhills on this loop. Just remember what goes down must go up...again and again

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