Tidewater / Apex Trails For Mountain Biking

The 58th most popular mountain bike trail in Florida.

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Southwest of Ocala near Dunnellon, the 53,000 acre Goethe State Forest has several multi-purpose trails open to mountain biking. This extensive old-growth forest has one of the largest red-cockaded woodpecker populations on state lands in Florida. Other rare animal species found on the forest include the Florida black bear, gopher tortoise, Shermans fox squirrel and bald eagle. Rare plants include the hooded pitcher plant and coontie.

The Tidewater Yellow Trail (15 miles) and the Tidewater Purple Trail (10 miles) are accessible from the same trailhead.

From Dunnellon take CR-40 W to CR-336 N, follow CR-336 N for 5 miles, turn R on CR-337, go .25 mile to dirt road on right and follow to trailhead.

Overall, Tidewater / Apex Trails is the 58th most popular mountain bike trail of all 59 mountain biking rides in Florida. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Tidewater / Apex Trails including Santos Bike Trails, Paisley Woods Bike Trail and Black Prong.


Local Contact(s):  GSF (352) 465-8585; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607; FL Horse Council (941) 731-2999; FL Trail Blazers (352) 669-8532.

Recommended Book:  "Bicycling In Florida: Offroad Guide" from Tom Oswald

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service

Article Source:   Best Tidewater / Apex Trails Mountain Biking Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=BIKE&id=14859

GPS:  29.1914, -82.5779

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  7/2/2016

ID:  14859

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