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A fun romp through a reclaimed phosphate mine.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Singletrack

103' 31 m

High

75' 23 m

Low

31' 9 m

Up

49' 15 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This is part of the Alafia River State Park system, an IMBA epic. Located in what was once a phosphate mining operation, the water-filled pits and spoil piles make for elevation changes otherwise unheard of in SW Florida.

This trail is characterized by some reasonably steep hills and banked turns alongside the previously mentioned spoil piles. Unlike most large loops in the system, this trail is one-way, starting at the trailhead and dead-ending at the River Loop. No more Wacky Wednesday.

Contacts

Land Manager: Florida State Parks

Shared By:

Phantom Joker with improvements by Alexander Nickos

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 23 votes

#561

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#561

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Photos

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Jan 12, 2017 near Lithia, FL
Magic Island...Yes it is.
May 4, 2022 near Lithia, FL
Fast decent across a bridge spanning the swamp, then uphill on stones threading the needle between two trees.
Oct 3, 2016 near Lithia, FL
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Check-Ins

Dec 19, 2022
Benjamin Edmunds
Dec 6, 2022
Dennis Short
Fun blue trail with some great black loops off of it. Great trail to ride with groups of mixed abilities or families. 1.9mi
Apr 15, 2022
Tate Stanley
Aug 9, 2021
Jorge Navarrete
Dec 27, 2020
Avery Anderson
Dec 18, 2020
Avery Anderson
First trip to Alafia! Had to get off and walk down two drops but otherwise good first ride!
Oct 13, 2020
Nikki Beverly Owen
May 25, 2020
Joshua B
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