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Live Oak connector

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

This a great way to start a day of riding in Tallahassee. Since this trail is not an official city trail there is no parking area. If ur coming from out of town I reccomend parking @ Joe' Bike Shop on Lake Ellah, it,s close to town and I-10(S. on the Hwy. 27 exit), with good food right up the road( Hopkin's Eatery and International House of Food-best fallafell and gyros west of Egypt)and fair prices on tubes(tell em' King Snake sent ya),Chris can tell you the neighborhood way to Live Oak, otherwise head around the lake to Meridian Rd., go left, you have about 3mi. of pavement to get a warm-up on, Live Oak Plantation Rd. will be on the right. Rolling,fast and technical the Live Oak Tr. is a"heads-up" ride. There is a split in the trail at a log hop, take a right and u skip a short and sweet connector loop, that includes a rare(for the hills of N. Tally) stream crossing. The trail will eventually dump out on Timberlane School Rd. If you wish to hook up the out and back to Lake Overstreet/Red Bug area look up the Timberlane-McClay connector On the trail index.
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Latitude
30.492504798467223
Longitude
-84.26393508911133
Trail Directions
Trail is directly off of Live Oak Plantation Rd., LOP Rd. runs between Meridian Rd.&Thomasville Rd.(Hwy 319N) From Meridian Rd. go approx. 1-1.25mi., the trail starts on the left side of the road in a wooded section,in-between houses,.25 mi. before Timberlane School Rd.
Trail Length
1.5mi. one way
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Tallahassee
   


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Review Date
January 28, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: RickySilk ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Myself and small group of other northside cyclists built this trail guerrilla style over 10 years ago. We knew the land was available and wanted a fun way to get from our homes out to overstreet/phipps.

It was never meant to be a stand alone ride destination.

I used to ride it several times a week but now that I've moved I haven't ridden it in about 3 years.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
We would start from home, hit this connector, then hit the power lines behind computer tutors, then enter overstreet.



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Review Date
July 22, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: BikerDan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is very short and nothing special but if you live close by it might be a good way to sneak in some riding.



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Review Date
April 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: David , from Tallahassee

Summary:
This was a fun ride! I'm definately going to try it again...the hill just above the stream on the connector was pretty steep. Next time maybe I'll pull it off without shedding blood.

Recommended Route:
The entrance off of Liveoak Plantation road is on the left if you are coming from Meridian road. Look for a speed limit sign on the right and the trail is almost directly across the street in a wooded section. Taking the trail to the left at the split sends you over some big logs / piles and down a really steep hill to a stream crossing. The Connector trail ends at the I-10 overpass on Timberlane School Road. From there, go left towards Timberlane Road. At the stop sign, go right. There is a cut through trail next to an Office building beside the powerlines. If you miss the side trail, you can ride down the powerlines, but will have to cross a really bushy section and stream. If you follow the powerlines, and keep going left you'll end up at Maclay Road. Just down the hill at Maclay you can pick up the Lake Overstreet Trails and cross Meridian to Redbug.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Red Bug. Tom Brown. Cadilac.



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Review Date
February 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Wild Bill , from Tallahassee

Summary:
Now that I've been on this trail several times, I can at least find the bridge. It does in fact exist.

Recommended Route:
From Forrest Meadows on Meridian. Ravine trail to the Mclay connector, then Overstreet to the MClay trail head. Out on to Mclay rd (turn left) for about a 100 yds to the powerline. Follow the powerline to Timberlane rd. Go right on Timberlane to Timberlane School RD then left on it. The entrance to the trail is up a red clay hill at the pipeline right of way just after passing under I-10. This is les than 1/2 mile total on pavement.



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Review Date
February 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Wild Bill , from Tallahassee

Summary:
This is a beautful pice of property, It's too bad the trail is so short (1.5 miles) However out & back is about as long as a Redbug loop. Someone mentioned a bridge over the creek. The only "bridge" I saw was a rotting log. I also found several obstacles over my meager skills, but then, Hell, I'm old. I can ride Redbug fast & flawlessly but I could not climb the hill out of the creek or even get across the damn thing at either crossing. Novice riders will find themselves doing a good bit of dismounting. It does take some advanced skills.

Recommended Route:
I parked along side Timberlane School Road & went in there. The Live Oak Plantation entrance is hard to find the first time around.



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