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Loyce E. Harpe Park (Carter Road)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (38) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A lesser-known sibling of some other trails in SW FL, this is still a very fun place to ride.


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10.9

Miles

17.6

KM

95%

Singletrack

175' 53 m

High

122' 37 m

Low

168' 51 m

Up

168' 51 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps

Overview

Like many mountain bike trails in this area of Florida, Loyce E. Harpe Park (formerly Carter Rd Park) is a former phosphate mining operation. The trail meanders through the woods around man-made ponds (borrow pits). The main trail is relatively flat and only has the occasional root to throw at you.

Description

For the more serious rider, there are several fingers off of the main trail that clamber over piles of rock and dirt left from the former mining operation. These fingers are much more challenging, and the local MTB club is adding berms and other obstacles.

Some of the downsides, as of this writing, are poor signage in areas, making it easy for neophyte riders to suddenly find themselves in an area they may not be ready for. This is also a one-way trail, something not obvious from the (otherwise quite good) trail maps and other materials on site.

Contacts

Shared By:

Phantom Joker with improvements by Ethan Suman

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 38 votes

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  4.3 from 38 votes
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Can be safely rolled or jumped as a set of doubles.
Jan 6, 2019 near Mulberry, FL
Right hand turn wall ride.
Jan 6, 2019 near Mulberry, FL
3 features in 1 pic. 3ft drop into a jump on the left, 3ft drop up on the right. All good stuff.
Sep 3, 2019 near Mulberry, FL
Challenging ramp to ride up
Jan 6, 2019 near Mulberry, FL
Triple drop. It's easy to get off your line.
Sep 3, 2019 near Mulberry, FL
It's 6ft+ if you send it big, and you don't see the landing until your almost airborne.
Sep 3, 2019 near Mulberry, FL

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Jan 24, 2022
Thomas Clark
Jan 15, 2022
Tune T
my favorite so far 10.9mi
Nov 26, 2021
Kip Z
Awesome ride in an awesome park 8mi
May 14, 2021
Alison Chinn
13mi
Jan 21, 2021
Samuel Gurel
Fucking incredible trail system. It's a must ride if you're anywhere nearby! 13mi — 1h 45m
Jul 3, 2020
Jonathan Rover
15mi — 2h 07m
May 17, 2020
Joey Warren
quick 2 mile ride 2mi — 0h 31m
Nov 23, 2019
Darrin Purcell
Really unique place. Out & Backs on this series of land "finger" peninsulas in man made mining site. Nothing like it, but some are super hard. 14mi — 3h 00m