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We started at the golf club. We only rode this trail for a very short distance - but what we did see the trail was absolutely beautiful. It was too challenging for my wife and I - we are in our mid 70s. Glad we gave it a shot. (Wish we were 10 years younger!
This is a beautiful ride through forest vistas and rolling hills. The asphalt is smooth like velvet. When you separate from the few trailheads, you can feel pretty lonely. We ride road bikes so the paved trail is not accessible from the Ross Prairie trailhead. There is accessibility to the west end of the trail about a quarter mile up SR-200 but no real place to park. We had to drive 8 miles to the 49th St trailhead to find a formal parking area. But, it was all worth it. Only two cross streets on the entire trail. It tunnels under some and a land bridge over I-75. We will return frequently.
Being relatively new to Florida, I sought out a home near good/safe cycling. I was hoping for secluded roads, but found the Suncoast Trail instead. The SCT was a major reason I purchased a home were i did. A bad day on the SCT is better than a good day on the road! You can ride for miles and miles without the fear of cars. There are some major intersection crossings but if you obey the lights and use common sense safety, you'll be fine. Bring plenty of water. There are some convenient stores along the route, but you'll need to venture off the trail for a half mile or so.
This was a very nice trail. Short but very nice scenery.
Very nice trail for outdoor adventures.
Cycled the full trail North & South today for the first time:
Trail is extremely well maintained, with mileage markers, and water & restrooms at terminus points. Incredibly scenic. Tons of wildlife! Mostly shaded. Very courteous visitors when passing in both directions, and from behind.
Here's my main concern: Deer.
I was riding early on a Sat morning, on the trail from about 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
I had TWO very close calls of deer leaping out of the forest, crossing directly in front of me. First incident was two deer about 40 yards ahead. They crossed, then two more turned around just as I passed the point of the first crossing. Second encounter was only about 10 feet in front of me! A true Yikes! moment. Had no time to react whatsoever, a large deer bounded out and across the trail. Luckily we didn't collide. I was riding about 18 mph, not overly fast (or slow). I'm curious if other cyclists have had similar encounters. Crashing hard on the trail would potentially be serious, since help may not arrive rapidly. Also passed about 10-12 other deer just off the trail. I'm wondering if there was some kind of herd movement today that explained so many deer sightings/encounters inside one single ride. Any additional experiences would be helpful, as I surely want to continue riding this otherwise wonderful cycling heaven trail.
We rode in Oct 2020 with only 1 encounter with another rider. 75% of the trail was shaded. The trestle over the Suwannee River was pretty but the surface is rough. We tent camped in the Otter Springs RV park with an easy 2.4 mile ride to the trailhead along a road with little traffic.
Started at Fanning Springs, rode to Old Town, turned around went to Trenton, and back to Fanning Springs. There are no restrooms at any of these 3 trailheads. Rail trail is flat and fast. Very little scenery. Some canopy but not full shade. Overall an OK trail.
Weather was unusually perfect at 70F for our ride, a small cool window. I could imagine the cooling of the forest canopies on much hotter days. Trail was exactly as described and suited me and my wife very well. I think we had more Fall debris on the road than expected. Four stars from us. Started at trailhead Twin Lakes and headed both ways eventually to put on the miles.
Extremely peaceful; despite the many people enjoying the trail.
We parked in Old Towne which had parking along the trail— some of our group parked at the Subway/Hardees/Marathon a block away with rest rooms. By starting in middle, we did one option towards Trenton which was over the Swanee and then we went towards Cross City which had a few restaurant choices (Dairy Queen, Carriage House Best of Dixie Diner) for lunch in the opposite direction. OK rural trail—not quite as scenic as Reem Wilson or Courtney Campbell.
We rode from the withlAchoochee state trail to the opposite side in brooksville. Great ride, we packed a squeeze bottle with electrolytes in water and I have the camelbak mule 3L of water. I thought that would be sufficient to ride there and back. We also had 4 miles to go at the start and finish as we put in at the trailhead just north of 50. In total 28 miles. The brooksville end is supposedly in a place that isn’t the best part of town but having the bathrooms and shops near was a real pleasur. If you do this ride, it is absolutely necessary to have plenty of water as there isn’t a drop available for 19
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