by Eric Barton | November 25, 2019

The Best Bike Trails Throughout Florida

Flamingo's guide to mountain biking trails across Florida

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3 bikers on a trail surrounded with brush and pine trees.
On Munson Hills Mountain Bike Trail, a 21 mile rugged trail through the Apalachicola National Forest; Photography by Mark Wallheiser
NAVARRE BEACH AND MILTON

In Navarre, rent a ride at Sage Paddle Co. and jump on trails heading through Blackwater River State Forest and the National Seashore. Right behind the Truly Spokin Bike Shop in Milton you’ll find the 9-mile paved Blackwater Heritage State Trail and the dirt Clear Creek OHV Riding area. getrelaxing.com

GREEN COVE SPRINGS

In September, Clay County unveiled the 2.5-mile Black Creek Mountain Bike Trail, representing several hours of work by Jacksonville’s Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. sorbajax.org

PALM BEACH

The 11-mile-round-trip Palm Beach Lake Trail buzzes behind stunning mansions, along the edge of the lake, over to downtown West Palm’s skyline and through quiet neighborhoods showcasing the island’s historic architecture and lavish landscaping. The more adventurous cyclist can head west to the Dyer Park mountain bike trails. thepalmbeaches.com


Read the story of how Florida’s capitol became a cycling and hiking mecca and find Flamingo’s detailed guide to biking Tallahassee.

SANTOS

Eighty miles of single-track trails for beginners and challenging routes for experts make Ocala’s Santos the state’s perennial top-rated mountain bike spot, with camping available for those who want more than a day. floridastateparks.org

FLORIDA’S SPORTS COAST

The rolling hills along the Gulf of Mexico north of Tampa have adopted the nickname Florida’s Sports Coast, in part thanks to 35 parks and 100 nature trails. flsportscoast.com

VIRGINIA KEY

Otherwise pancake-flat South Florida surprisingly has some top-rated mountain bike trails, including popular Markham Park and Oleta River State Park. But the mountain bike trails on Miami’s Virginia Key offer a mix of terrain plus views of the ocean, Biscayne Bay and Miami’s skyline. vkbctrails.com


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