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Alexander Springs Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Paisley Woods Off-Road Bike Trail is a XC-style loop through the southeastern corner of the Ocala National Forest.


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12.7

Miles

20.5

KM

95%

Singletrack

117' 36 m

High

33' 10 m

Low

258' 79 m

Up

259' 79 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly A grand adventure for the entire family, but be sure to go prepared with plenty of water, food, and patience.

Check Ocala National Forest website for hunting season dates and dress accordingly during hunting season.

Overview

The change in Florida forest scenery from scrub pine fields to some very close quarters and dense forest keeps things interesting and exemplifies riding in the deep forest of Florida.

Description

Immediately NW of the town of Paisley, Florida, the trail runs between the Clearwater Lake Recreation Area at the south end and the Alexander Springs Recreation Area at the north end.

The trail is fast, flowing XC-style riding with the biggest challenge being short areas of sugar sand. This loop goes out to the midway connect, rides the midway connect from the east to the west end, and then rides the western part of the trail back to the starting trailhead. The trails are all very well marked with a yellow diamond.

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Shared By:

Steve Dewey

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 11 votes

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  3.5 from 11 votes
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#2,335

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Route to Alexander springs from Alexander Springs-Paisley cutoff
Jan 5, 2020 near Paisley, FL
North Junction
Jun 27, 2019 near Paisley, FL

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Dec 30, 2018
Ed Roberts
21.1mi
Oct 24, 2018
Yates Pharr
dry and loose sand in a number of places. very nice secluded feel. well marked trail. 13.2mi
Apr 15, 2017
NIck Sowers
12.8mi
Feb 18, 2017
Miranda Bruno
Dec 24, 2016
Dima Semensky
Very sandy, uphill , good workout
Dec 18, 2016
Miranda Bruno
12.7mi
May 7, 2016
Steve Dewey