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The Rock Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Trail starts with some ups and downs with one steep drop. Then it climbs a dirt road before it goes into the woods for several miles of twisty singletrack. There are some open areas with a good grassy climb. This is a new trail and more singletrack will be added in the near future.
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Latitude
29.659471993904873
Longitude
-82.45837926864624
Trail Directions
From I-75 go about 2.3 miles west on Newberry road. As Newberry road starts a gradual descent go left on a blacktop road. There is usually a sign that says "The Rock". Park anywhere in the grass. Trail starts about 50 yards from Newberry road. on the right
Trail Length
4 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Gainesville
Zip/Postal Code
32606
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Reviews 1 - 5 (15 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
April 8, 2013

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: Roxanne Porozinski ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
They should change the name of the Rock to The Root. All roots, no top soil left.

It's easy to get for a decent ride. Racing takes place out there so there are lots of racing signs to show you routes although they are usually hanging by a thread.

Bugs :(

Still love it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
San Felasco is my favorite. It's a nice state park not too far out with 33 miles of nice trails with different levels of technicalities.

A bit rooty but this is Florida.

Trails could be marked better.



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Review Date
October 11, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: T7 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail has a future. Not really to my liking, has a swampy feel to it, much of the South trail was muddy which should be on every ones mountain biking 101 list along with riding roots. It has yellow sections, blue sections, and strobe drop is red. Slalom is yellow if your going slow and black if your going full speed, 15 ft launch to landing on one of the jumps. Trail is not marked good enough and needs some ground markers instead of all the tape, lots of roads. There are about 10 houses you ride by when on the trail. With the College being in Gainesville and some effort this trail could really shine. It is a good workout and is challenging. As is you need to come here at least twice, the first time just to learn the layout. I will ride this trail again.

Recommended Route:
Recommend going up the road and down the slalom into the woods and then all the way around, don't forget Stobe drop area to the right of the parking area.



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Review Date
February 18, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: DirtyHog ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great trails, could be marked better at some spots but nothing that get you lost. Theres a couple Big drop offs for those that want to tackle that, there are a few wooden bridges to cross. It was my first trail and i was able to maintain a good speed and only ate it once due to not hitting a jump fast enough. great place, ill be going back frequently

Recommended Route:
all over



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Review Date
February 11, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: superflyer29er ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good tech trail. 5.5 miles. some small bridges added. New slalom added.



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Review Date
November 30, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: palmcitytiki ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
We like to explore any trail and this one was really a pleasant surprise. A few of the wooden structures were off limits but it really didn't detract from the overall ride. Nice hard pack, flowing trail that was well maintained and easy to follow. It could use a few signs or markers at the intersections but other than that is was a lot of fun. Follow the previous posts for directions and guidance and everything will be fine.

Loved the trail

Recommended Route:
Counter clockwise is the best.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
San Felaseco and of course Santos



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