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Timber Lake

Average Rating:    (3.46 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 39

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Latitude
30.47515965114578
Longitude
-86.60033226013183
Trail Directions
Take Beal Parkway north to Ranger Camp Road. Park by sand lot. Ride in from sandlot and head to the right.
Trail Length
4-9 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ft Walton Beach
   


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Review Date
May 7, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Austin H ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice trail for Florida, go to Dragon Sports in Fort Walton fir trail info. The owner is one of the few passionate about trail stewardship and will give you all you need to know about these trails. Overall a pretty good Florida cross country trail. Signage now is decent.



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Review Date
January 25, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: sirdwilly ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I just started riding, and have logged 75 miles on Timberlake. There are MULTIPLE trails. The East side Spooky Hollow and Stinky Crossing do not exist anymore, so in order to get from one side of the map to the other you have to go on Gator Alley. The biggest downfall of these trails, they are POORLY marked. Bring the printed map and good luck. I've contacted Jackson Guard to help with remarking, but have had NO SUCH luck.

Recommended Route:
Snake Charmer, the West side of Spooky Creek to Skinny Dip adds for a great loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All the East side of the trails are great. Carbo will put you through a great workout!



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Review Date
July 11, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dellw ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Posted an updated map showing two newer trails (Race Trail and Carbo Extension)



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Review Date
June 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: headbrainface ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great trails! It's small enough area to not get lost too bad. Very fun for a beginner (me) and has some other areas that are pretty hard. I haven't been on all the trails yet. Here is GOOD map of the Timberlake area. The link is at the end of the review. I'm not scared of regular sized spiders but those ones on the trail are friggin huge! I would have to clear a trail of all the spiders first then ride it again at full speed. haha

map
http://www.dragonsports.net/timberlake_map.htm



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Review Date
November 26, 2006

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: spookyload ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
For those wondering the current state of the trails, they are in fantastic condition post hurricanes. A lot of work has been done and they are in great shape. As to the poster below who said why the bridges were removed over the creek...I was part of the crew that installed the bridges. There were three of us that were working hand in hand with the Jackson Guard when they were installed. The Guard was giving us dumptruck loads of mulch to fortify the trails, and we even rode the trails with the person who had the position to OK the trails and bridges. In fact the base commander of Eglin AFB rode the trails with us and commented on the fantastic construction of the bridges. What caused the bridges to be removed was a new group of beurocrats at the Jackson Guard who want the area for killing animals and harvesting wood for paper mulch. I guess that pays more than the $5 range passes.

Recommended Route:
All the trails mentioned below are again open and in fantastic condition. Keep in mind you won't be able to use the bridges as the mindless beurocrats at the Jackson Guard have removed them and thus you will not be able to cross from one side of the trail system to the other.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pinelog in Panama City, Conecuh in lower Alabama.



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