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Twister

Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 41' 12 m
Descent: -52' -16 m
High: 79' 24 m
Low: 54' 17 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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A nice, flowy bit of singletrack with swooping corners and fast ridge crossings.

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Need to Know

Most of the trails at Santos (including this one) are two-way trails, so be on the lookout for oncoming riders.

Description

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.

Contacts

Local Club: Ocala MTB Assoc

Land Manager: FL Greenways and Trails

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Mar 28, 2019
M L
Rode most Santos trails. Twister was fun, but preferred the harder trails. Vortex closed due to wet conditions 14mi
Jan 7, 2019
Stephanie Striefel
was able to go quite fast, beautiful afternoon light 2.4mi
Nov 10, 2018
Lisa Lee
Oct 14, 2018
Connor Parish
Fast trail with swooping corners, ridge crossings, and gradual elevation changes. A nice warm-up for the intermediate rider. 2.4mi — 0h 20m
Jun 10, 2018
Chad Kurthy
Wet from the rain early in the afternoon but still fun. 2.4mi
Mar 31, 2018
Sean Lehew
Mar 30, 2018
Noah Wilson
2.4mi
Mar 22, 2018
Mike Seamore
2.4mi

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Santos is rife with great trails! I ride here every time I come down from NC. Kudos to OMBA for some excellent trails in the flattest state!
Mar 27, 2017 near Belleview, FL
Entrance to the back door.
Mar 28, 2018 near Belleview, FL

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