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Paynes Prairie State Preserve

Average Rating:    (2 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Mostly flat with some gentle rolling hills. Trails vary from dirt roads to fireroads, some lame paved path; thick oak and cypress hammocks to some sandy pine and palmetto grove trails. Good maps, trails are marked pretty well, most trails are shaded. Great for an all-day exploration ride. Not thrilling, but some predictable fun and varied sights. There is a herd of free running wild spanish horses here, and that's pretty cool for Florida. Lots of deer too. Good place for a picnic ride with a date. Some sugar sand and a few bucks to enter the park make this one get three burning burritos.
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Latitude
29.51932206278696
Longitude
-82.29806900024414
Trail Directions
441 to Paynes Prairie State Preserve entrance.
Trail Length
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Gainesville/Micanopy
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: z415 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not fun at all. Sandy, loose and smooth. If you want to go fast this'll do if you get further in the park, but do not expect to find climbs, descent, roots, logs, or anything else.



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Review Date
July 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Yeti_Lefty , from Gainesville,Florida

Summary:
Great trail for a workout, very pretty,Ride the horse trail for more fun,no need to worry becasue there never is a horse on the trail,there are no drops or anything very hard,just alot of roots,sand and dirt.great place to get away from UF for a day!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Santos, the best in Florida



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Review Date
February 25, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Roger Sunderland , from Gainesville, Florida. USA

Summary:
Some cool trails to explore... but that's about all.. explore.. Not a MTB park... more for the sight see-er.
More info and MAP on my website...
http://members.aol.com/cyclerog/page4.html Roger Sunderland
Mountain Bike Adventures Florida..

Recommended Route:
South from Gainesville on 441 past the Praire, continue about 5 miles.. Park entrance is on your left. Ask for a map..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gasinesville the Power Lines? Ride at your own risk.. Some have been fined.. San Felasco (Alachua).. Santos (Ocala)... RazorBack (Reddick)



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Review Date
May 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Jose , from Gainesville, FL

Summary:
good practice for riding in sugar sand... not a fun ride. wildlife is the main attraction. stick to artificial mtbr parks for a good time in NC FL. easy trail for beginners. watch out for horses. bring water. bring a patch kit. bring someone that's never biked before -- like a little kid or a woman. hrmmm... no real chance of being injured.

Recommended Route:
listed directions are okay...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
razorback -- santos



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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)
 


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