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Trail riding the GHT is certainly a excellent ride but stopping frequently to take photos and walk the creek and LaChua trails are the best way to spend an afternoon. I’m heading back out again next week to shoot some more film.
Went here for the first time in March of 2021. I can only talk about the first 12.5 miles going north from the Polk City trailhead.
Overall, the trail itself is in decent shape. It is a bit bumpy from tree roots (only occasionally) and also has some big dips where the ground has settled under the trail. Most of this is in the first few miles.
The trail was relatively well-maintained. No real issues as far as big potholes or trees encroaching.
The first crossing is about 3 miles in and it is a very desolate road, so you can ride for a good ways without stop-and-go. The second one in at about 5 miles needs your full attention. A very fast moving, busy two-lane highway with no flashers to alert motorists that you are crossing.
There are no restrooms at the trailhead, so if you need one before your ride, you're better off to stop at the convenience store before you get there.
Overall, we'd go back but we'll go to the next trailhead up so we can see a different part of the trail.
We road the Clermont to Winter Garden part of the trail. It is one of the most scenic and nicest trails we road in central Florida. Highly recommend it. Start in Clermont, have lunch at the brewery building on the west of Winter Garden and return to Clermont. About 13 miles one way.
This trail is ideal for race training. If you’re looking to put your head down and pound it for 3-4 hours, then this is your place. If you’re looking for some hills and turns, or if you want sights there are better choices. This is very remote with no water options. Bring your own. We’ll go again but I like the Withalacoochee and Marjorie Carr Trails more.
My husband and I road a section of this trail today. We entered at the Cora C. Harrison Preserve Trailhead and rode toward St. Augustine. We turned back around at the point where you need to cross a 4 lane divided highway with no signal. I felt too nervous about crossing. It was a nice trail for the most part. Some shaded areas, and some in full sun along side the main roads. I do appreciate that the trailheads have clean bathroom facilities, and picnic areas. The Cora C. Harrison Trailhead had a decent sized parking lot as well. The path is fairly level, with views of crops growing, and some cabbage was being harvested today. We did see a family of wild turkey as well. We will ride this trail again!
Only rode from Fanning Springs to Old Town and river bridge area. Beautiful day and couldn’t ask for a better trail section. All thumbs up.
We rode this trail for the first time this past weekend and it was beautiful! The elevation changes were a surprise and the trail was well maintained and clean restrooms!
Very nice trail. Certainly would rate this Very Easy. Flat and straight. I Started from the trailhead in Old Town. There is room for parking along side the road. Old Town to Trenton is an easy 20 miles round trip. Old Town to Cross City is also about 20 miles round trip. Old Town to Chiefland is about 26 miles round trip. The trail is well maintained. The trestle bridge provides a beautiful view of the Suwannee.
I ride this trail often for exercise, its pretty smooth, there is one very bumpy section just northeast of Spuds for ~ 100 yards for those with low pressure tires it shouldnt be a problem. Overall a well maintained pleasant ride.
I started at the Twin Lakes Trailhead. There are facilities there at this trailhead. I did not understand why there isn’t any benches or areas where you could take a small break. I traveled east to the end, there was the park at Farhome? And a small area had a couple picnic tables closer to the end. This was a 20 mile trek, and 20 miles back. Enjoyed it!
Nicely maintained, smooth trail through the wilderness area. We started out on the Good neighbor trail and the road north from there on Withlacoochee. Did 35 miles RT Total. Lots of shade and some nice benches or picnic tables. Yes, plan on drinking your own water, so pack accordingly.
Awesome, flat, straight trail (NO stops for roads/traffic). We saw lots of wildlife including turtles, snakes & a huge gator.
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