Best Mountain Biking in Florida

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Florida, Fernandina Beach

01 :14 hrs
4.6 mi
6.1953506 ft
Moderate

Situated on Florida's northernmost barrier island, Fort Clinch State Park offers lots of history, diverse terrain, and beautiful scenery open for exploration. This ride follows an off-road biking and hiking trail that travels alongside the park drive. The terrain has some small ups and downs but no major climbs or technical riding areas. The pathway is also open for foot traffic so watch out for others along the trail.

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Florida, Hillsborough County

00 :35 hrs
2.2 mi
3 ft
Moderate

Alafia River State Park offers riders a network of trails that vary from beginner to advanced and explore the scenic wooded area near the Alafia River. This ride follows the Rollercoaster Loop which is an intermediate one-way trail that provides some challenge with multiple twists and turns. The loop trail connects to multiple advanced trails in the area that can be much more technically challenging. The Rollercoaster trail itself is pretty mild but the multiple connecting trails in the park provide visitors with the option of customizing a much longer, more difficult ride.

3

Florida, Hillsborough County

00 :50 hrs
3.1 mi
10.575497 ft
Easy

Alafia River State Park offers riders a network of trails that vary from beginner to advanced and explore the scenic wooded area near the Alafia River. This ride follows the River Loop which is a beginner ride that has very little elevation change and easy to follow. The River Loop is only 3 miles but it does connect to other beginner and intermediate trails in the park that can be used to add some additional mileage. The ride can be done as an out-and-back trip or a loop ride by following a connecting multi-use trail back to the trailhead.

4

Alabama, Mobile

02 :44 hrs
10.3 mi
15.800007 ft
Hard

Considered to be one of the best trails in Mobile Alabama and surrounding areas, this trail is located right on campus of University of Southern Alabama. Although the trail is on campus, you are traveling through heavily wooded areas making you unaware how close you are to the University. This combination of trails create a fast and flowy singletrack route with a few slight up hill sections. This trail can be traveled in either direction, White Trail (shown here) travels clockwise, while Yellow Trail travels counter clockwise. The trail is well marked and shows you what direction to take for easier or more advanced features, as well as marking which way to go for the quickest exit of the trail system if you need to exit before finishing the full loop. This loop is made up of multiple trails which can be accomplished by themselves if you desire a shorter ride.

5

Florida, Seminole County

02 :28 hrs
9.2 mi
3.764705 ft
Easy

The Kilbee Tract is a beautiful ride that winds through oak and palm forests, as well as some marshy areas. Home to many cattle, you will ride through cattle gates, guards and pastures. You will see many different bird species, ponds, small lakes, and have a great view of the Econ River. You will ride through both shade and sun. Both shortcuts and spurs are available for shorter or long rides. If riding during hunting season, riders must wear orange clothing.

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Florida, Lake County

02 :34 hrs
9.6 mi
8.653243 ft
Hard

This ride is a beautiful loop that will take you through most of Rock Springs Run State Reserve. You will enjoy the scenic palm and pine forest. Watch for all sorts of wildlife. You can also enjoy a dip in the Wekiwa River if you wish. There are no facilities available on this trail. Some areas of the trail may be sandy depending on the time of year. Several options are available within the park for a longer or shorter ride. All trails are closed after sunset.

7

Mississippi, Meridian

02 :06 hrs
8 mi
50.3975 ft
Hard

This is a great singletrack trail located on the west side of Bonita Lakes. It contains some rolling hill sections, some steep climbs and descents, a few sharp turns and switchbacks, and only minor obstacles such as small rocks. As you ride through the scenic forest, great vistas over the lake are also presented. The trail is very well-maintained as well. Hiking trails and horse trails run parallel to this trail as well as intersecting it often. Take caution, and stay on the blue-blazed path that is dedicated to mountain biking.

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Florida, Hillsborough County

00 :37 hrs
2.3 mi
3.0000038 ft
Easy

Alafia River State Park offers a network of mountain biking trails that provide riders of all skill levels some fun and scenic terrain for riding. This ride follows the Sand Pine trail which is rated as easy and connects to many other easy and intermediate trails in the system. It can be ridden as an out-and-back or a loop by utilizing connecting multi-use trails. There is very little elevation change along this section and the trails are well marked making it a great choice for beginners.

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Florida, Hillsborough County

00 :34 hrs
2.1 mi
7.9990177 ft
Moderate

Alafia River State Park offers riders a network of trails that vary from beginner to advanced and explore the scenic wooded area near the Alafia River. This ride follows the North Creek Loop which is an intermediate one-way ride that has some fun twists and turns and ups and downs that add some challenge. The North Creek Loop is only a little over 2 miles but it does connect to other beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails in the park that can be used to customize a longer trip.

10

Mississippi, Stone County

02 :24 hrs
9.1 mi
22.280087 ft
Hard

The Bethel Bike Trails are a network of 7 different trails in the De Soto National Forest. They are primarily single track with occasional doubletrack sections. The trails are mostly flat with only slight changes in elevation. This route combines three trails, the Badlands, the Briar Patch, and then the Couch. The scenery consists of mostly piney woods but the Couch Trail parallels the Tuxachanie Creek with great views. Several roots pose small challenges on the Couch Trail as well. This is a common hunting area and caution is advised during hunting season.

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