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Spruce Creek

Average Rating:    (3.73 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 37

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
August 9, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: AlexK ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is a loop, 3-4 miles long, well marked and among the best maintained in East Central Florida. Most of the trail is along the Spurce Creek, with a cliff on the left and a few nice views along the way. There are a few downhills and several tight turns, but one can maintain pretty good speed as there are surprisingly few sand patches. Lots of tree roots to keep an eye out for. Not too crowded, even on a weekend. Overall, a pleasant experience.



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Review Date
July 7, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: trailblaze1 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Been looking for this trail since I moved from Ormond to St Augustine. I've wanted to add it to my hit-list because it was a good little trail that had many technical areas. It also has a couple of sand pits that I can always do without, but all-in-all my husband and I both enjoyed the challenge, and will go back again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I've lived in N.J., Ca., Ms., Al., Az., MN., S.C., Pa., TX., and KY, and I've ridden many types of trails ranging from smoothly hardened rolling surfaces that are perfect for an increased cadence, to the softer moist soils that have a lot of flex and are filled with short climbs, but my favorite is the slightly wider jagged rock filled singletrack that's excellent for cranking it. So, my evaluations of the mostly flat-land tails found in Florida are based on the technical challenges.
With that said, Hobo (Malacompra), Moses Creek, and Swamp trails are the closest to my home, and out of the three, my favorite is Swamp. Hobo is enjoyable but short and even though Moses creek is challenging, I am reminded every year that if I go during the summer that I am sure to end up with chiggers and poison ivy.



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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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