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Tung Nut

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Aside from Conquistador, this the most challenging trail in the park. Be ready to downshift quickly and LOOK AHEAD.

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242' 74 m


94' 29 m


737' 225 m


703' 214 m



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Starting where Cellon Creek Loop meets the Powerline Road: North, head southwest around the base of Powerline Hill through low open trees on a grassy trail. Once the trails turns back east, you jump into some very pretty canopy covered trails that intermittently are covered in pine needles. All the while, the trail is traversing the hill for an easier climb to the top.

The trail turns south and then dips into a gnarly, technical root section for about 40 yards where you go down, then up winding and climbing over roots. You are now at the top of the hill and the trail winds around it under canopy for maybe a quarter mile before coming out into a large meadow. The trail is grassy and fast as you descend back down the hill and around some fun high-speed corners. Then you get to climb again, long and gently until you come to a four-way intersection.

To the right is Meadow View, to the left is a shortcut to bypass a large root so novice riders should turn left. If you go straight, you must go over a large Oak tree root right out of a slow corner and wheelie over the root. This part may be difficult for most novice riders. Tung Nut then crosses the Powerline West and dips down the other side of a ridge.

For the next three miles, the trail goes up and down the ridge that Powerline West traverses in a fully canopied forest. The downhills are fast with a lot of exposed roots and the uphills can challenge your lungs since they have a lot of roots to slow you down. At one point, you go around an old logging building. Eventually, you break into the sunlight at the top of the Powerline Hill where the two Powerline roads intersect. There are a couple of picnic tables here and a bike hitchin' post. This is the most common place to meet other riders.

Jumping back into the woods, the trail runs east and then north following the top contour of the Powerline Hill's eastern side. Then it drops twice, climbing part of the way up the hill each time, before dropping a final time and connecting with Bramble Ramble. This last few miles has a few challenging, rooted climbs and descents that riders should be prepared for.


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Start of Sideshow from Tung Nut. Take the righthand fork.
May 14, 2018 near Alachua, FL
Riding through the controlled-burn area at San Felasco makes for awesome scenery.
Feb 19, 2017 near Alachua, FL
Log jump at the bottom of first Conquistador hill.
Jul 11, 2019 near Alachua, FL
Pine needle covered trail
May 14, 2018 near Alachua, FL
Switchbacks on the eastern part of Tung Nut
May 15, 2018 near Alachua, FL
Pine needle covered trail in the first mile of Tung Nut
May 15, 2018 near Alachua, FL


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Apr 30, 2023
Jason Sims
Feb 27, 2022
Thomas Clark
Dec 23, 2021
Scott Heckert
6.8mi — 1h 00m
Jul 19, 2020
Alan Hopper
Feb 9, 2020
Suzy Ducker
May 12, 2019
Connor Parish
Fun XC-oriented trail with some great ups and downs. The climbs are steep enough to keep things interesting, and the downhills are a blast too. 6.8mi — 0h 48m
Mar 28, 2019
Dry. Nice flow. Not hard 7mi
Feb 18, 2019
Tyler Neal