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Red Bug

Average Rating:    (4.28 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 25

The central trail flanks a stream and makes a loop on either side of the bank. Lots of roots, but great terrain. You can leave the trail and access 1000 or more adjacent acres of City and State property.
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Latitude
30.532656745838725
Longitude
-84.27938461303711
Trail Directions
From the capital (downtown), go North on Meridian Road for several miles to some baseball/soccer fields. Parking is around the perimeter of the fields.
Trail Length
1.5 to 2.0 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Tallahassee
   


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Review Date
May 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: West Martin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great escape right close to town. Trail loop has multiple routes (I parked at the south end of the ballfields) and is well marked. Lots of roots, but they just make it fun. There's a couple of extra features at the trail too. Get ready to play on some manmade obstacles.

Recommended Route:
It's a loop. Pick one. It's marked either way.



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Review Date
January 20, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Numb Bum ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I haven't ridden Redbug since approx 1998. What a blast. It has been rerouted and lengthened to approximately 4.5 miles since then with the addition of bridges, skinnies and a neat little skills area. I rode this trail at the crack of dawn on a foggy morning which made for a slippery, nether-world experience. Over the last 13 years the roots have become more exposed, but still manageable. I really enjoyed all of the improvements. My 29'er single was a good choice to ride as it made the climbs fast and took the edge off of the 227,893 roots. I wish I had more time to do a 2nd lap. Kudos to the trail crews over the years. I will be back.

Recommended Route:
Park in the south end of the park. The skills area and bike wash are located there. Follow the trail markers starting at #1 and progress clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tom Brown a.k.a. Magnolia Trail and Cadillac Trail.



Comments
Numb Bum (01/20/2011)
I had the aerobic difficulty set to 3, but it is showing 4. It is a pretty easy trail with a few tough technical climbs, but nothing impossible. Most of the climbs are pretty gradual with no fall line trails.
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Review Date
September 24, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: trippstrat ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A little over 3 miles (loop). This trail is a lot of fun and most sections are fast with a lot of turns. There are a few bridges to go over. I've ridden the trails at Tom Brown park a few times and this one. I think this one is a lot more fun. It is kind of short, but you'll still get a good work out. There are a ton of roots to go over, but that makes the ride more fun.

Recommended Route:
I always enter by the tennis courts. I think its best to enter to the left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tom Brown Park trails



Comments
foster07 (01/21/2010)
Starting from the baseball fields, I GPSed it at 3.44mi. Lots of short but steep hills, some very narrow sections and lots of roots. It is a good workout if you do it twice. Plus it links up to Phipps and Overstreet trails.
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Review Date
May 19, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: kickin ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not sandy, pretty fast overall, and short. I ended up doing about 4.8 miles though. It's also a loop which is nice. Pretty narrow singletrack in most areas, also some surprising climbs, dips and long straightways for speed. Lots of roots, makes for a bumpy ride.

Recommended Route:
Beside the baseball feilds.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tom Brown
Munson Hills



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Review Date
November 26, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: DrDarwin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is a 3.5 single track that has plenty of roots and small climbs. Beginners will be getting off their bikes few times. Intermediates will have a nice challenge and experts will fly through this trail but will have a good workout on their technical skills. There is very little sand. There is one creek crossing that you can ride across. There are optional stones to walk across.

Recommended Route:
I parked by the tennis courts and rode the trail both ways.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Across Meridian Rd. (paved road in front of the park) there are loops marked west, east, north, etc... You can pick up some more miles. These trails are flat single track. Jeep trails surround these single tracks. People run on these trails (mainly the jeep trails) on this side of the road. The single track loops are in great shape. The jeep trails are sandy but there is a great downhill as you approach Lake Overstreet. Just watch out for runners if you like to fly down hill. If you choose to ride around the lake, there are some good down hills too (and climbs).

Tom Brown Park offers a half day of trail riding. There is something for all levels there and the trails were lots of fun too. Great condition too. However, Redbug is my favorite Tallahassee trail so far.



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