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Spruce Creek

Average Rating:    (3.69 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 35

Loop of about 5-10 miles depending on if you find all the trails. It follows a small stream to begin with and runs up and down the bank. Lots of switchbacks and roots. It then follows Spruce Creek untill it goes inland where you will find lots of windy singletrack and some tight squeezes for my 26.5" handlebars. I suppose you could jump in Spuce Creek if you had the inclination to swim in very brown water, maybe in the middle of summer when its REALY hot.
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Latitude
29.067048244224825
Longitude
-81.00146770477295
Trail Directions
Note: I got these off of mtbinfo site and this is from Orlando. SR 44 exit off of I-95 gets you there to. Take I-4 to exit 56 at DeLand (SR 44). Take 44 east and go under I-95. Just past I-95 turn left on Sugar Mill Dr.then left on Pioneer Trail. Turn right on Turnbull Bay and left on the first dirt road on left (Martin Dairy Rd.). Follow Martin Dairy Rd. and park where you see trails going off in to the woods on the right. This is at the end of road...couple miles.
Trail Length
5-10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
New Smyna
   


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Review Date
March 20, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Bikevangelist ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail is open but a part was cut off for the scrub jays. It's a great trail though. It has some challenging climbs and some fun downhills. Great views at a couple rest areas and the trails are well maintained. Lots and lots of fun!



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Review Date
July 22, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Adrian ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail flows through Sandhills and bluffs overlooking Spruce Creek. The trail is currently closed due to Scrub Jay redevelopment. Trail will reopen when land management has completed its work.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chuck Lennon in deland, graham swamp in Flagler.



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Review Date
April 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Todd ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode this trail during my trip to Florida from Michigan. At first I was excited by the "tropical" nature of the trail. The palms and other native plants were a nice change (especially with Michigan still in winter bare-leaf brown). The trail was very twisty and a lot of roots and erotion made me wish I had shipped my full suspension bike instead of my hard tail. There were a couple of nice "scenic stops" that looked out over the river. Overall the trail was mostly enjoyable but the sugar sand and numerous roots started to become anoying and detracted from what would otherwise be a GREAT trail. There seemed to be a lot of "other" trails around but signage was very good and keeping on the "bike loop" was easy.

Recommended Route:
One direction (follow blue markers).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Also rode Chuck Lennon which was much less sandy and more technical in terms of challenging XC terrain. I would rate Spruce Creek a little higher in the "technical difficulty" rating simply for the fact that the exposed roots and erotion around them takes a fare bit of bike handling skills to navigate.



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Review Date
August 10, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: smokinoak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I started riding about 2 months ago and have rode this trail exclusively.It is only 20 minutes from my house.A new group of trail workers have been out there every other Sat. at 8 am building berm and working on eliminating the sugar sand.The trail is flowing much better these days,you can get around it in under 5o minutes and get a REAL good workout.

Recommended Route:
You can only go in 1 direction.Get a map at the trailhead and follow the blue markers to the left



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Review Date
March 11, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: vaepor ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very nice trail. Just under 7 miles for the whole loop. An amazing amount of elevation change for Florida. Nothing too steep though- just gotta work it thru the roots on some of the climbs.

I see some people mentioning sugar sand here. I didn't think it was too bad. It did rain a little the day before. But, compared to the Snow Hill trail in Geneva, this is nothing.

Some nice spots along Spruce "Creek" (a very big creek/decent size river).

There's a nice drop/jump when you go through the power line followed by a nice sloping downhill area. Keep your speed up here, avoid the trees, and have fun. You'll see a wooden path on the ground about 30 feet long. At the end is a little drop.

As others have said, the faster you go, the harder it is.

Recommended Route:
Uhh, follow the loop, it's one way and the only loop. It is divided into different trails/sections though. Make sure to follow the blue arrows. You will see arrows pointing towards the bailout/hiking trail throughout the trail.

About 2.5 miles in is a nice spot to stop. I think it's called Sunset Bluff or something. It has a nice tall view of the creek/river.

After Sunset Bluff, most of the sugar sand is at the bottom of little climbs. Keep your speed and be ready to downshift for the climbs.

The Power Line trail is the second to last section. About halfway in, there's a few nice rollers.



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