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Loyce E. Harpe Park (Carter Road)

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10.9 Miles 17.6 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

168' 51 m

Ascent

-168' -51 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

175' 53 m

High

122' 37 m

Low

Shared By Phantom Joker

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All Clear 10 days ago
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A lesser-known sibling of some other trails in SW FL, this is still a very fun place to ride.

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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.

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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.

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Mar 15, 2019
Brett Kinney
Trail is running great! Under new leadership and a couple of new additions that aren't on this map. One of which is the area's first double diamond! 11.1mi — 2h 17m
Feb 17, 2019
Stacey Vaughan
12mi
Jan 5, 2019
Joshua Hart
Some sections slightly washed out, but still rideable. There are sections taped off for the race coming up, which makes riding some sections incon…
Jan 2, 2019
Michael Huizingh
Sep 10, 2018
Angel Echevarría
Aug 14, 2018
Michele Trevisani
Very nice!
Jul 28, 2018
Eddie Montana
Jul 16, 2018
Brett Kinney
Humid and small patches of mud. Otherwise, running great! 10.5mi

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  4.1 from 20 votes

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