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Loyce E. Harpe Park (Carter Road)

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

10.9 mile 17.6 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 168' 51 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 175' 53 m
Low: 122' 37 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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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.

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.

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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
Aug 15, 2019
Mike Rider
May 23, 2019
Tyler Gynizio
May 1, 2019
Rj Steele
Not sure who reads this, but I was trail runnning and there is a large gator near the "finger trails," that didn't move at all and was damn close. — 1h 00m
Apr 12, 2019
Edwin Cuevas
7.4mi
Apr 9, 2019
Joey Atkins
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

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  4.2 from 28 votes

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Photos

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
Big, fun, dropoff
Jan 6, 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
Challenging ramp to ride up
Jan 6, 2019 near Mulberry, FL

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