Chuck Lennon Park Trail - Trail, De Leon Springs, Florida

Chuck Lennon Park Trail - Trail, De Leon Springs, Florida

DESCRIPTION

Brand new trail. Has a good XC trail with lots of up and downs and fast decents. Even a teeter-totter, and a few ramps. XC trail is well marked and flows in one direction. There is also a small Bowl Section with a few jumps and places to break your neck if you are so inclined.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 23, 2012]
SantosScott
Weekend Warrior

I usually ride Santos trails here in Ocala. Decided to give Chuck Lennon a try and was I impressed. With 5.7 miles of trails your not in for a all-day ride but it will be a fun few hours(you will want to ride them at least twice). The ups-and-downs make for some exciting and challenging trails. Follow the path given on previous reviews and use the central hub as a meet-up point.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 16, 2012]
Todd
Cross Country Rider

Decided to ship my bike to Florida from Michigan for my week long visit, so I could sample some Florida XC. I rode Spruce Creek a few days earlier and was hoping that Chuck Lennon would not have as much sand and roots. Well, I was pleasantly surprised to find almost no sand and the roots were sparce enough to make them fun when encountered. The entire trail was a blast to ride! Lots of twisty stuff, fun ups & downs, and plenty of technical bits to keep your attention locked on the trail. It's a good thing I was visiting during a dry spell as I can easily see how some of the trail could be extremely slippery where the clay hardpack stuff was. Water and clay make for a bad day.

Customer Service

I followed the recommended route mentioned below....Hoot Owl (blue) to Red Panther (red) to Screaming Hawk (yellow) to Racoon Run (green). Red Panter and Racoon Run were loads of fun and exciting with lots of technical challenges. Screaming Hawk reminded me somewhat of Michigan trails, fast and winding. Hoot Owl was a "hoot" as it had smaller samples of what would follow on the other routes.

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The other trail I road was Spruce Creek. It was much less "fun" in respect to technical stuff, but was a good taste of Florida coastal trails. A bit sandy for my taste.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 27, 2011]
hugh driscoll
Cross Country Rider

great trail for intermediate riders. a must place to go if u live in central fl.if u havent been hear lately, someone has put together a great trail with signs and everything.

Customer Service

same as below

Similar Products Used:

graham swamp
malicompra
santo,s

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 09, 2011]
sorerump
Cross Country Rider

This is a hidden gem that every rider needs to experience. Volunteers have lengthened the trail to over 5.5 miles and has been marked very well. It's a hard packed trail with very little sandy spots but can get a little muddy during the wet season. It has a fast flow to it with steep ups and downs along with some hair pin turns. The free rides and jump bowl areas are small be can be pretty fun. I think this is one of the most fun trails to ride in central FL now.

Customer Service

At the trail head take Hoot Owl trail to the central hub and then Red Panther to Screaming Hawk and finally Raccoon Run that exits you back to the parking lot. That will give you the full 5.5 miles of trails.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 31, 2010]
jpetersm
Cross Country Rider


this is a fun trail
Cross Country trail is now up to 5 miles long, south end is harder than the north. very good blend of intermediate technical to open woods xc. the north end should be ride-able in the wet season, the South end because of its low elevations and clay is best in the dry season.
Additional trails in the freeride and conector areas

Customer Service

look at the map
facebook chuck lennon mtb trails

Similar Products Used:

graham swamp
santos
spruce creek
snow hill

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 19, 2010]
John
Cross Country Rider

This is a dry season trail, the low elevation is prone to flooding. the clay/sand base can be very slippery when wet, when other local trails are sand pits this trail is perfect. Length is 2.5 miles; ridden fast its intensity is concentrated, kind of absorbing; simply fun. Once you get used to the trail the difficulty is intermediate with a couple of spots that are a little tougher. This trail is preferred by the local riders to be tight, and raw at times, it gets cleaned up every once in a while. The easy trail is not open because of tree fall, there is no easy route at this time. Markings are primitive, but improving, a helmet is a must, other safety gear is recommended. More local trail info at chuck lennon mtb trail on facebook, summer time or unusually long periods of wet weather will make the trail unridable unless you like lots of slippery mud and water.

Customer Service

on the xc trail clock wise around on the north end, starting from the North West corner of the woods. South end is a figure eight

Similar Products Used:

spruce creek
gram swamp
santos

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 31, 2010]
fred zambrano
Weekend Warrior

the trail needs help the layout is good the trail has nice challenges but it need to be cleaned up lots of fallen trees and the trails are over grown this trail needs to be saved i don,t know how to go about organizing
a save a trail effort but this one really needs help if anyone is will to take up the challenge im willing to help

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 01, 2010]
mrmattolsen
Weekend Warrior

I used to ride this trail back in the late 90s/early 2000s. It's really gotten torn up and grown over since then, but is still fun. There are a couple fun bowls and pits with jumps set up. There is a fun variety of sections from hilly woops to technical rooty stuff to fast flats. It's a short trail, but you can ride it over and over and spend hours just in the bowls perfecting your jumps and balance!

The nice thing about this trail is you can make it as hard or as easy as you want, as there are alternate paths around some of the bowls and plenty of ways around some of the tougher obstacles.

Just watch out for huge banana spiders in the summer.

When you're done, you can ride up the street to DeLeon Springs and take a dip in the ice cold water!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 22, 2010]
randomproject
Weekend Warrior

Nice trail, pretty small, but all links together some how so you can really ride all day and change things up. Its fun, fairly well maintained. Easy to get lost in the little patch of woods tho because there are really no markers, just landmarks that you have to remember. Not much sand, some wet spots, a log ride, jumps, small decents/drops. Pretty simple little place. I liked it tho.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 08, 2009]
keninpcfl
Weekend Warrior

Was a fun short trail with a bowl area that was good for jumping. Trail is poorly marked and badly in need of some maintenance. Some sections are pretty overgrown and it's easy to get lost. Trail is short though, so even if you do get lost it's not a big deal. Just keep going and you'll be back at the beginning in no time. Fun trail if you live close by, but my son and I wouldn't drive 1 hour to ride it again.

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Graham Swamp in Flagler is still our favorite.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
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