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Lake Overstreet trails

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There is about 3 miles of dedicated MTB single-track as well as another 5 miles or so of multi-use double-track. The single track stays in the upland region and has no long or steep climbs. It is well maintained, fun and somewhat twisty. The double track connects the upland woods with the lower area around the Lake. It has one somewhat long gradually rise to give your thighs a bit of workout but it is still beginner friendly. There a re a few mud/water puddles around the lake if it has rained recently The double-track also leads into the Maclay Gardens area that is a recommended must see. You will have to park your bike if you take a tour of the gardens. There is a bike rack just SW of the main entrance/garden info area by the car parking. There are fees for entering the park. $4 if you come in the main/east entrance off of Thomasville. The western entrance off of Meridian Road is only $1. Either fee/entrance will allow you to access both the trails and the gardens. See here for more info and a map: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/guide/regions/panhandleeast/trails/alfred_b.htm
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Trail Directions
Main Park Entrance From Interstate 10, take Exit 203 (old Exit 30) to US 319 (Thomasville Road). Turn right and head north (toward Thomasville) approximately _ mile to the entrance of the Gardens on the left. After passing through the entrance station (admission fee applies), continue on the park’s entrance road until you reach the trail parking area past the gardens. Meridian Road Entrance. Just South of Miller Landing Road across from Phipps Park/Forest Meadows tennis/swimming pool complex
Trail Length
7.5 Miles
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Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
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Review Date
August 8, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
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Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: BigStinky ,  Weekend Warrior

The single track on Lake Overstreet trails basically has 3 loops: the West Loop; the East Loop and the North Loop. I am very much a beginner and thoroughly enjoyed the West Loop for 2 rounds today. The West Loop had very slight graduations incline and decline. It's not technical but is littered with roots. Decided to try the North Loop and realized I was way over my head. There were some steep inclines/declines that were not smooth going with some tight switchbacks at the bottom in a couple of places. There was even a couple of times where I had to walk my bike through a couple of trees because the handlebars wouldn't fit through. Thought I was crazy about this but when walking through I had to snake my bike through. There was also some thick vines hanging across the trail that barely cleared my handle bars. The multi-use trail was easy going and offered some resting areas as well as a water fountain and dog water bowl chained to the fountain.

Recommended Route:
I entered from the Forest Meadows cross walk located on Meridian Rd. The entrance fee is now $2.00 despite everything saying entrance fee is $1.00.At this location turn left on the multi-use trail and almost immediately switch back to the right behind a clump of bushes to pick-up the single track bike trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tom Brown with the K9 loop, Ravine Loop and Gun Range loop. You can also pick up the Lake Heritage Trail and Cadillac trail from Tom Brown Park

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