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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.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 98 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Wild flowers Muddy Rocky
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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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Aylin Arditi
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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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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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Horseback riding
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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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David Castro
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Mountain biking

Rode for 2 days. Mostly covered by tree canopy (just west of Ocala National Forest) and very well marked trails. Accessed core trails from Santos bike shop on 441 then connected w Pine Tree trail. The main Trail Head is located off 80th Street. Many great trails, lots of blues and a few scary blacks. Best blue trail is Bryar Patch and 2nd is Bunny. Third is Twister. Cool wood feature is Kenz Cornerz. Great black trail is Ant Hill. Blues are twisty. Blacks are technical and steep (but Florida). Other advanced blacks in Vortex Section, but needed a jump ready bike, so had to pass. Several picnic areas in case of rain. Restroom at main Trail Head. Not much traffic but we were there mid week. No critter sightings. Recommend Deep Woods OFF. Highly recommend and will return.

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Alex Anderson
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Mountain bikingRocky

You cannot hike on the mountain bike trails the Florida trail is there for hiking but the rideing there is some of the best in the south east would highly recommend to everyone to first timers to extreme riders

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Judith Anne
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