With 30 miles of twisting, winding off-road bicycle trails that dip into old limestone pits, the Santos Trails, south of Ocala, are a mecca for cyclists who enjoy riding through the woods.
Restrooms: near the hiking trailhead
Cleanup stations available. Adjacent campground.
Located between Ocala and Belleview off US 441 in Santos at SE 80th St.
The Santos Trails and the Vortex have all that mountain bikes could ask for in Florida: easy enough trails to bring the kids, on up to extreme downhill jumps and obstacles.
All of the trails are well marked (coded for difficulty) and there is a nice bike shop near the trailhead for both rentals and repairs as well as snacks and drinks. There are a few small technical climbs and descents but they are short. This is not the West, so what they lack in big rock drops and descents the trails make up for with narrow switchbacks and tight lines. There is something here for everyone.
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Thanks to Jeremy Carter for contributing this trail system.