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J.B. Starkey Loop

Intermediate
 3.7 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Follow 49 markers through relentless twisty Florida (flat) forested singletrack.


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16.6

Miles

26.7

KM

75%

Singletrack

81' 25 m

High

35' 11 m

Low

461' 141 m

Up

461' 141 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

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Family Friendly Very flat, with many options to create small loops due to the multi-use path.

Overview

A flat but twisty and fun singletrack blast through some beautiful Florida pine and palm forest. This loop covers some very easy terrain, and this is a great loop for riders looking to gain confidence on the trail. Overall this ride will remind you of Flatwoods, and some of the scrub oak hammocks in Boyette. It's a good ride that will let you go as fast as you want, and the faster the run the more fun it gets!

Need to Know

  • There are many opportunities to shorten this ride by following access roads back to the Starkey Wilderness Bike Path. This includes cutting off at on Powerline Road to avoid the slightly more difficult Twisted Pine trail.
  • It's beneficial to keep an eye out for Markers #9-12 and #15-17, beyond those two sections the navigating is straightforward so you can just continue forwards.

Description

Start at parking lot #10, Marker #0. This is a great, relaxing ride, as there are no surprises on this twisty track that meanders it's way through the forest. The trails make their way through very flat terrain, so great fun can be had by hammering through the endless turns while trying to hold your speed.

This route is a great ride for beginners, since the first trail, Rudy's Ramble intersects several times with a paved multi-use trail up until Marker #1. Once you make it to Deliverance you'll never be far from service roads to the end of the trail at Marker #36. Deliverance is the shortest of the three trails but it flows well with a little variation in the terrain.

The end of Deliverance meets the Powerline Road across from Twisted Pine. This final singletrack trail is noticeably tighter with close pressed trees at times. It's still a great run with good variation in terrain and some false flats that give a little descending and climbing. It's nothing serious, just enough to let you know its there. Twisted Pine feeds back onto Rudy's Ramble at Marker #49, turn to the north to return to the parking area.

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Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 13 votes

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  3.7 from 13 votes
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Photos

Fun singletrack.
May 12, 2018 near New Por…, FL
Pine and palm forst in Starkey Wilderness.
Dec 31, 2015 near New Por…, FL
Split the uprights.
Feb 11, 2018 near New Por…, FL
Typical trail marker.
Dec 31, 2015 near New Por…, FL

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May 13, 2020
Tika Davis
May 1, 2020
Corey Coxwell
Excellent ride. My first off road bike. Really enjoyed it. 14.6mi — 2h 12m
Mar 7, 2020
Louie Ochoa
wwnt for the gnome for for kids. recomend it for all ages.. 2mi
Jan 1, 2020
Noel Austin
3mi — 1h 00m
May 6, 2019
John Evans
Feb 17, 2019
Stacey Vaughan
15mi
Nov 26, 2018
Yesenia Stokes
Great views of saw palmetto & fine fields but after about 8m it gets really redundant & after 12m its more of a mental challenge from boredom. 16.3mi
Nov 9, 2018
Max Plumer
Onewheel 12mi