It’s hard to choose one single part of Florida, but a strong contender for the award goes to the versatility of the terrain. Whether you love the beaches or the forests, Florida pretty much has it all, and that means no matter what your interests are, you can find a place in Florida to do it.
If you’re really into riding off road, there are plenty of incredible trails to choose from that are sure to make you appreciate just how beautiful Florida is.
Specifically for you trails bikers, Santos is known as one of the absolute best places for offroad biking anywhere in the state, period. It’s well loved by residents and tourists come to appreciate it quickly enough as well, thanks to the more than eighty thousands acres of off-road biking action it offers. The terrain is rough, be sure to wear a helmet at all times.
It’s called Santos because the main trailhead is located in a small town of that name, but the point is that over eighty thousand acres of trails is a lot of trails. No matter what kind of biking trail you are looking for, you can probably find it at Santos.
Alafia River State Park
Alafia River State Park is one of those prime examples of Florida versatility. This park not only has biking and hiking trails of all levels, from beginner to advanced, but it’s also equipped with plenty of restrooms, bicycle rinsing stations, a playground and even a volleyball net.
There’s just a lot to do here, so even outside of the versatile options you get in choosing your ideal biking or hiking trail, there are still ways to relax and have fun after you’ve finished riding. There are a few trails where you can ride at night if you want to try something new, be sure to have a bright bike light so you can see the trails.
Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve
Ironically, Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve is a location that lives forever in the shadow of the previously mentioned Alafia River State Park. That said, it definitely has its merits, it’s just that not as many people know about those merits because they hear so much about Alafia. It probably doesn’t help that it is hard to find at the same time.
Still, Balm Boyette is definitely a hidden gem. It has a continuous twelve mile loop trail that is a beautiful ride under pines and oaks. Being a loop, it’s a great place because you don’t have to worry about getting lost and can enjoy the beauty of nature.
It also has a handful of intermediate challenges for bikers and hikers alike, and lots of interesting side paths to explore on the side. Needless to say, there’s a lot to do here and it’s pretty isolated if you like to relax.
These are just a few of the trails and tracks in Florida for you to enjoy. However, these are some of the best and you’d do well to give them a shot if you plan on riding offroad. Florida is a glorious, beautiful state, full of paths and trails that allow you to enjoy its natural beauty.