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Loyce E. Harpe Park (Carter Road)

 15 votes

Length

4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

55' 17 m

Ascent

-69' -21 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

172' 52 m

High

124' 38 m

Low

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All Clear 96 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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Description

Like many mountain bike trails in this area of Florida, Loyce E. Harpe Park (fomerly 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. 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) trial maps and other materials on site.

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Feb 16, 2018
Noah Wilson
4mi
Feb 2, 2018
Andrew Alger
4mi
Nov 23, 2017
Carlos Borges
Not going again. Didn’t like it.
Nov 3, 2017
Gary Davis
Oct 30, 2017
Keith Ferguson
Mar 14, 2017
Rusty Westmoreland
Mar 6, 2017
Blake Brown
An amazing day with slight breeze and cloud cover. 6mi
Mar 2, 2017
Blake Brown
Some of the best trails i have ever ridden. With a wide variety of trails for all skill levels and some extremely scenic trails with beautiful views. 6mi

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  4.1 from 15 votes

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