Paynes Prairie State Preserve - Trail, Gainesville/Micanopy, Florida

Paynes Prairie State Preserve - Trail, Gainesville/Micanopy, Florida

DESCRIPTION

Mostly flat with some gentle rolling hills. Trails vary from dirt roads to fireroads, some lame paved path; thick oak and cypress hammocks to some sandy pine and palmetto grove trails. Good maps, trails are marked pretty well, most trails are shaded. Great for an all-day exploration ride. Not thrilling, but some predictable fun and varied sights. There is a herd of free running wild spanish horses here, and that's pretty cool for Florida. Lots of deer too. Good place for a picnic ride with a date. Some sugar sand and a few bucks to enter the park make this one get three burning burritos.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 01, 2007]
z415
Cross Country Rider

Not fun at all. Sandy, loose and smooth. If you want to go fast this'll do if you get further in the park, but do not expect to find climbs, descent, roots, logs, or anything else.

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[May 16, 2001]
Jose

good practice for riding in sugar sand... not a fun ride. wildlife is the main attraction. stick to artificial mtbr parks for a good time in NC FL. easy trail for beginners. watch out for horses. bring water. bring a patch kit. bring someone that's never biked before -- like a little kid or a woman. hrmmm... no real chance of being injured.

Customer Service

listed directions are okay...

Similar Products Used:

razorback -- santos

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[Feb 25, 2002]
Roger Sunderland

Some cool trails to explore... but that's about all.. explore.. Not a MTB park... more for the sight see-er.
More info and MAP on my website...
http://members.aol.com/cyclerog/page4.html

Roger Sunderland
Mountain Bike Adventures Florida..

Customer Service

South from Gainesville on 441 past the Praire, continue about 5 miles.. Park entrance is on your left. Ask for a map..

Similar Products Used:

Gasinesville the Power Lines? Ride at your own risk.. Some have been fined.. San Felasco (Alachua).. Santos (Ocala)... RazorBack (Reddick)

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[Jul 12, 2002]
Yeti_Lefty

Great trail for a workout, very pretty,Ride the horse trail for more fun,no need to worry becasue there never is a horse on the trail,there are no drops or anything very hard,just alot of roots,sand and dirt.great place to get away from UF for a day!

Similar Products Used:

Santos, the best in Florida

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