Two trips to Oleta River State Park. Eleven and a half miles of adrenaline. Seventy-eight more miles to go, to reach my goal.
As soon as we got to Oleta State Park, Sandy, the loyal trail hound, was ready to go.
Each time I bike Oleta, I become more convinced that these trails are the most adrenaline-inducing, and best maintained network of mountain bike trails in the state. Some of the Central Florida trails, such as Santos, stand out when it comes to technical trails, but as a network of bike trails, Oleta really rises above the rest. A few of my fav-orites of the 10-plus miles of singletrack at Oleta:
Rocky Mile (a shaded route directly to some of the best trails; usually my warm-up mile)
Twin Peaks (fast)
Strangler Fig (technical)
Stairway to heaven
El Diablo (fairly technical).
If you have a fav-orite trail, or part of this state park, let me know…