4.52 out of 5
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Trail Description
About this trail
Alot of good twisty singletrack. There are a few good drops in the beginning but other than that there are just gradual elevation changes. Flows nicely and you can really pick up some speed.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Going there for the first time in about two weeks, can anyone suggest a good trail head to park at and what trails are good to get aquainted with for first time there -bs3833

A: Main trail head at Santos is a great place to start. 2 local bike shops there. Map above has directions

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Reviews (21)


March 30, 2019
CaribMtb Gramcounter  
Review: Fun to do on my 27.5. Lots of twists & turns. Add it to the rest of Santos trails to fill your day. Stay away from Vortex unless you want plenty of air. All other trails can be done by most riders, even beginners. Rode with a newbie who managed all the other trails & this was only his 3rd mtb ride. Rented bike from Santos Bike shop.....trails start from their car park !


March 26, 2018
acrmedic Gramcounter  
Review: One of the best intermediate trails at Santos. Good length at 3 miles found at the Vortex TH. Flowy trail with many curves and some good hills at the beginning. Worth riding!

Similar Trail: Briar Patch


January 4, 2018
Review: I enjoyed all the trails at Santos. Twister was one of the better ones and decievingly longer than it appears on the apps.


December 8, 2017
Aron213 Trailblazer  
Review: This is one of my favorite trails in the Santos area, it has a fast flow to it, mainly on flat ground. Very few roots and rocks though in some small areas the ground is typical Florida sugar sand, but they are few and far between.

Granny Gear

April 9, 2016
Review: Fast and flowy today


December 5, 2015
tyty25 Gramcounter  
Review: This is y all time favorite cross country trail after being on over 30 different trails. It is hard packed, has a few nice banks, and a lot of fun features in one section.


December 9, 2014
Review: A good intermediate trail surrounding the Vortex area. One of the longer trails near the Santos TH. Lots of curves with a few table tops on one end.

Granny Gear

November 2, 2014
Review: Twister is appropriately named. Not a straight line to be found on the trail, and that's the joy of this ride. You will likely rub some shoulders on trees if you aren't picking your lines carefully, as there are a lot of skinny sections with small trees. But everything is easily navigable if you're paying attention. There are a few hazards, but nothing advanced. Some roots, a few short rocky sections, and an occasional felled (small) tree on the path.

There are a lot of turns. You'll never stop turning. Some turns are bermed and let you maintain your speed. Others require a little finesse to roll through at higher speeds. Overall, it's plenty fast and offers very little to slow you down. The roller hills near the beginning feel great, and don't require much effort to get them started. Visibility is good for the climbs, and only once (I think) was I dumped off a hill to speed into a fast turn that wasn't bermed. So there was a section or two that I had to brake where I would rather have maintained some speed. That could just be my inexperience, but the braking felt inopportune once or twice, if that makes sense.

It's mid-fall, so the trail was fairly littered with pine straw in some places, but the trail was very visible, and only a few sections were covered. This isn't a flat ride, but there didn't appear to be any challenging elevation changes either. This trail nears the Back Door red trail into the Vortex free ride area about 2 miles in. You can see it on your left, via a large rocky hillside and a gate. Walk across to Back Door, follow it left (southish) to the freeride area and go left past the dirt jumps for a fast route back to the Vortex trailhead. This area of Back Door has no challenging features. Just a few roots and rocks.

Twister is a flowing ride with lots of turn, lots of skinnys, and one low-clearance felled tree that I had to duck under (nice feature). You will enjoy it!


July 2, 2014
Review: Fun section of the trail system at Santos. Usually always hit it when I'm up there.

Bunny Hop

April 7, 2014
Review: The beginning humps are epic!

Twister MTB Trail 4.52 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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