Most of the trails at Santos (including this one) are two-way trails, so be on the lookout for oncoming riders.
This trail is best ridden from Dog Bone to Puppy Loop as there is more downhill riding in this direction.
About 150 feet or so from the entrance of Twister is the entrance to Back Door
, a connector which will take you directly into the Vortex
Pit. The trail can be accessed from a small spur off of Dog Bone
located just before Kennz Kornerz
OR off of the first corner in Puppy Loop
The trail starts off nice and flowy with a decent straightaway that progresses into a small downhill section. You'll then go up to reach the top of a small crest that is followed by another downhill. Throughout the trail, there will be a few 4- to 5-foot ridge crossings that will give you a little speed. If you’re going fast enough, these can be used as tabletop-like jumps.
The end of the trail will have a few tight turns leading to the exit on Puppy Loop
. After this, continue straight on Puppy Loop
and turn right on Dog Bone
to access the Santos Trails (across the street) or the Vortex Trailhead (down the access road to your right).
Overall, this is a really fun, fast trail with very little tech that will leave you grinning at the end.
For a great map of the Majorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (and the Santos and Vortex areas), head to OMBA's website