Gran Canyon For Mountain Biking

The 9th most popular mountain bike trail in Florida.

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North of Tampa and west of Orlando near Brooksville, these former open quarries left behind over 10 miles of popular mountain bike trails. There are some truly sick descents and some unridable ascents.

To reach the trailhead from Orlando, take SR50 west to Brooksville and turn right on Mundon Hill Road and another right on Cooper Terrace. Look for homemade signage on right. Or, from Tampa, follow US 75 north to Exit 61 and head west towards Brooksville. Turn right on Mundon Hill Road (CR484) and then right again on Cooper Terrace Road.

There is a $3.00 admision fee to use this privately owned facility. Watch out for the poison ivy and oak.

Overall, Gran Canyon is the 9th most popular mountain bike trail of all 58 mountain biking rides in Florida. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Gran Canyon including Croom Off-Road Bicycle Trails and Richloam Tract Loop.


Local Contact(s):  Gran Canyon (352) 796-8655; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607.

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

Best Season:  Oct - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  6/24/2016

ID:  6020


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