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Tung Nut

 4.3 (4)

6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

737' 225 m

Ascent

-703' -214 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

242' 74 m

High

94' 29 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 58 days ago
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Aside from Conquistador, this the most challenging trail in the park. Be ready to downshift quickly and LOOK AHEAD.

DaveKate Hintenlang

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Description

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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Jan 7, 2018
Nathan Crowe
May 6, 2017
Mike Simms
Mar 7, 2017
Doc MTB
17mi
Feb 25, 2017
Logan Hömmel
Awesome day to ride. The pine needles made the trails a little bit slick, but nothing unmanageable.....just a little more fun! 12.9mi — 2h 24m
Feb 18, 2017
Logan Hömmel
9.9mi — 2h 19m
Jan 21, 2017
Jay DaPuppy
Oct 15, 2016
kellie Lee
Jan 6, 2016
Henryk Maldonado
Did Cell on Creek & Tug Nut combined 10.1mi — 1h 06m

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  4.3 from 4 votes

#5366

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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#71

in Florida

#5,366

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Terrific fast Flowy trails. Nothing technical. Love the bike wash and chilly outdoor shower. Active riding community even on week days. Jan 20, 2017

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