Mountain Biking in Florida? Is it possible? I was shocked when I saw the pictures. There may not be mountians, but the trails in Alafia State Park looked great.
All of this information, including images was gleaned from the swampclub website or its member websites. Click on the map for a larger image.
Directions to Alafia - How to Get There
From Ocala or Tampa on I-75
Traveling south from Ocala or Tampa on I-75, exit Apollo Beach #47, go east approximately 1 mile to 301 (first traffic signal). Turn south onto 301 for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn east onto CR-672 and continue until it dead ends (11 miles). Turn north onto SR-39, temporary park entrance is 2 miles on the right (east).
From Orlando on I-4
Traveling from Orlando on I-4, take Plant City exit SR-39 south. Cross SR-60 and Lithia-Pinecrest Road, continue approximately 2 miles, our entry point is on the left.
From north from Sarasota on I-75
Traveling north from Sarasota on I-75, exit Sun City Center #48, go east on CR-674 to SR-39 (11 miles). Turn north onto SR-39, park entrance is 2 miles north of CR-672, on the right (east).
Enter gate next to the playground and picnic tables. Pay $2/car entry fee. Follow signs to trailhead.