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North Creek Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (14)

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

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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, except on Wednesdays. On that day (Wacky Wednesday), the direction is reversed.

Contacts

Land Manager: Florida State Parks

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Phantom Joker

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  4.6 from 14 votes

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Photos

Last bridge on north creek right before Buzzard Bay.
Oct 3, 2016 near Lithia, FL
First drop of Twisted Sister.
Oct 3, 2016 near Lithia, FL
North Creek's Magic Island - entry/exit
Oct 30, 2015 near Lithia, FL
Down the steps and around the bend I go on the North Creek Trail.
Jan 12, 2017 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
Near the end of Spitfire, after the sharp turn right uphill and around the tree.
Oct 3, 2016 near Lithia, FL

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May 25, 2020
Joshua B
Aug 17, 2019
Chance Johns
Second and final route on my trip with phil. Has a wicked fast, snaking north shore feauture that might have been the highlight of the trip. ended… 1.9mi
Jun 15, 2019
Chad Dean
Mar 22, 2019
Ben Gasparini
Dec 11, 2018
Steve Iadevaia
Sep 2, 2018
Connor Parish
Super fun and super flowy, but the low-lying areas get super muddy. This is one of the best Florida trails I have ever ridden. 1.9mi
Feb 21, 2018
Robby Brown
Oct 27, 2017
Keith Ferguson