Santos and Vortex Area Bike Trails Loop is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ocala, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.6 miElevation gain98 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingrunningForestWildflowersMuddyRocky
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These mountain bike areas are within the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway area. This is a popular mountain biking area with trails ranging from easy to very difficult. There are many more trails in this area than the red line route on the map portrays. Although often used by bikers, these trails are open to hiking and walking as well. This route starts at the Santos Trailhead on SE 80th Street. It then continues into the Vortex section on the west side of SE 25th Ave. There is a paved walking/biking trail - the Cross Florida Greenway - adjacent to these mountain bike areas. The paved section continues several miles west.

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Jeff Prechter
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Outstanding trail quality. My son(14) and myself had a blast yesterday. Well worth the drive from Orlando. Great variety and excellent challenging areas. Highly recommend

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Matt Ayers
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Mountain bikingGreat!
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Tiffany Carr
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Erin Bee
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Hiking

Fabulous fun!

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Susan Gurney
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Hiking
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Aylin Arditi
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Hiking

perfect !!

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charles santoli
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Mountain biking

it was good and cool

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Shelley Kenyon
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Hiking

Beautiful as always!

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Vince Ciecka
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Hiking

Very nice! Got lost. 1st time.

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Jeanne Thompson
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Tyler Meroney
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Mountain biking

Good as it gets in Florida

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jarrett maretsky
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Mountain bikingGreat!

absolute best mtb trails in all of florida , pictures do it no juctice , do yourself a favor and check it out for yourself.

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Gay Thompson
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Hiking

Nature and solitude abound. Great trails.

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Vj Mercado
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Shelley Kenyon
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Hiking

Love it here! I keep coming back and it never gets boring.

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Jorge Arias
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Mountain bikingGreat!
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Traci Bild
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Mountain biking

We go to a lot of mountain biking trails and I absolutely love these they are amazing. Well groomed, not to Rocky and not too many tree roots as compared to some other places. Very enjoyable rides.

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Johanna Wolf
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Johanna Wolf
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Andrew Moser
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Mountain bikingNo shade
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Johanna Wolf
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best time ever

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Johanna Wolf
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