Belleview-Santos Trailhead

Ocala, Florida 34480

Belleview-Santos Trailhead

Belleview-Santos Trailhead Professional Review and Guide

"Bordered by the asphalt of a major highway and subdivision roads, this former limestone quarry has taken shape as one of Florida's more popular off-road destinations. A combination of single-and double-track makes a series of loops swirling over 15 miles (and expanding on a regular basis) through a forest of hardwoods and pines.

Different trail sections are blazed with yellow (easiest), blue (intermediate), and red (whoa now!). This trail system on 300 acres is part of the Florida Greenways project, an ambitious undertaking to develop a cross-Florida network of off-road biking opportunities akin to the hiker's Florida Trail."

Belleview-Santos Trailhead Reviews

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9/10/2002
I ride these trails once or twice a week. Lots of variety from very easy to quite difficult. Trails are color rated according to difficulty level. You can choose the ride you want - from dropping off 30 to 50 ft cliffs in and around old limerock pits to heading ''cross country'' to the ''land bridge'' and back (approx 18 miles round trip). Altogether there are about 30+ miles of trails - most of which are rideable in any kind of weather. Only the most difficult trails should be avoided in rainy weather - they get very muddy and treacherous. As of 09/02 there is no charge for parking or riding but the main parking area is being completely reworked and when done will include camping sites - my guess is that we will see a small charge for parking.
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1/19/2002
The trails of Santos are great. Some of the best trails in Florida.
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8/1/2001
It does have trails for all levels and is well marked. The quarry gives us hills in Florida. The limestone also adds to bruising potential-take it from someone who knows.
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3/4/2001
This trail has it all, long winding fast flat runs to moderate challenge to advanced to expert. This trail will ROCK all!
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2/12/2001
Great views, espicially when you reach the land bridge. The terrian changed several times and the trails were well marked. It made for a good streach your legs hike!
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8/31/2000
Something for everyone here. The Ocala Mountain Bike Club has built & maintains approximately forty miles of trails in here. Trails are well marked: yellow for easy, blue for intermediate, & red for technical/advanced. Daredevils have a place in the old limestone pits. Everyone gets a share of nice shady ride. Definetly a must do if you are in the area.
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7/27/2000
BEST IN THE STATE. HAS IT ALL, EASY TO HARD
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5/5/2000
Fast single track, mind blowing decents (esp in the quary)and teeth grinding climbs. Great trail.
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Trail Information

Ocala
Nearby City
15
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Year-round
Season
Santos Trailhead Bicycle Shop, (352) 307-BIKE
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