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      Description:
      Big Shoals Public Lands is more than 4,000 acres, managed jointly by SRWMD, Florida Division of Forestry, Florida State Parks and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. This area has varied terrain with scenic vistas from high river bluffs. The land is noted for diverse plant communities and forest types, including swamps, pine flats and mixed hardwood forests. Many gopher tortoise burrows can be found in the state park, where FWC has had an on-going project to reestablish the population. During the hunting season the area hosts limited hunts only. Be sure to check the hunt schedules in the spring and fall.

      One of the major natural attractions of the area is the Big Shoals of the Suwannee, where the river flows over a series of bedrock ledges and drops to create a spectacular section of white water.
      source: SBA Website
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Big Shoals Trailhead and Picnic Area Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Trailhead directions:
      Turn left on Hwy. 41. Follow the directions to access the Beavor Loop trailhead (before the Hwy. 41 bridge).
      You can also ride/drive to the Little Shoals entrance on CR 135. From Hwy. 41, turn left on CR 135 and continue for a couple of miles. Turn right at the first entrance for Little Shoals park. There is another entrance that is further down CR 135 that goes to the Long Branch (Big Shoals) parking area and canoe launch for the Big Shoals park. This unpaved road is sandy. There is an entrance fee to use the state park.
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      Region Details
      • 8
      • 2
      • 7

      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 4, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      17
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails E-Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      344 ft
      Total Vertical
      68 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      135 ft
      Reports
      56
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      379

      Photos of Big Shoals Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 5:35am
      Jul 19, 2022
      9 |
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 5:35am
      Jul 19, 2022
      trail: Ravine Trail
      98 |
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 5:13am
      Feb 17, 2019
      trail: Ravine Trail
      77 |
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 5:13am
      Feb 17, 2019
      trail: Ravine Trail
      83 |
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 5:13am
      Feb 17, 2019
      trail: Ravine Trail
      95 |
      Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:19pm
      Oct 13, 2018
      trail: Ravine Trail
      86 |
      Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:17pm
      Oct 13, 2018
      trail: Ravine Trail
      89 |
      Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:17pm
      Oct 13, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Palmetto Trail
      Sep 22, 2022 @ 10:44am
      Sep 22, 2022
      IdealE-Bike No debris, clean, very sweetClydesdaleMick SBA
      Road 1
      Sep 22, 2022 @ 10:44am
      Sep 22, 2022
      DryE-Bike Need to un-weight the front wheel in...ClydesdaleMick SBA
      Little Shoals Access Road
      Sep 22, 2022 @ 10:44am
      Sep 22, 2022
      IdealE-Bike No problemsClydesdaleMick SBA
      Beavor Trail
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 6:25am
      Sep 15, 2022
      IdealE-Bike Dry, fast, the grass isn't too high, no...ClydesdaleMick SBA
      Ravine Trail
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 6:25am
      Sep 15, 2022
      IdealE-Bike Dry, fast, the grass isn't too high, no...ClydesdaleMick SBA
      Road 4
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 6:25am
      Sep 15, 2022
      UnknownE-Bike Mostly dry, with a couple of puddles...ClydesdaleMick SBA
      Woodpecker Trail
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 7:22am
      Aug 11, 2022
      IdealE-Bike DryClydesdaleMick SBA
      Big Shoals Recreation SIte Loop
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 7:22am
      Aug 11, 2022
      IdealE-Bike DryClydesdaleMick SBA
      Road 2
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 5:20am
      Aug 4, 2022
      IdealE-Bike Needs mowing, it's hard to see stuff in...ClydesdaleMick SBA
      Road 8
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 5:20am
      Aug 4, 2022
      IdealE-Bike Needs mowing.ClydesdaleMick SBA

      Activity Feed

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      user #1582588ClydesdaleMickaddreportPalmetto Trail and 2 more
      Sep 23, 2022 @ 8:42am
      Sep 23, 2022
      user #1582588ClydesdaleMickaddreportBeavor Trail and 3 more
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 1:33pm
      Sep 15, 2022
      user #3136984tacobravovotetrailRoad 1 and 4 more
      Sep 2, 2022 @ 7:16pm
      Sep 2, 2022
      user #3136984tacobravoriddentrailBeavor Loop and 8 more
      Aug 21, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      Aug 21, 2022
      user #1582588ClydesdaleMickaddreportLittle Shoals Access Road and 2 more
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 9:23am
      Aug 11, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2521387dustinfltrailRavine TrailI am so happy to have found this app as the...
      Dec 13, 2020 @ 10:38am
      Dec 13, 2020
      user #1491621EscottimilhizertrailRavine TrailThe trail is mostly fire road and of that...
      Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:50pm
      Oct 13, 2018

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1821 miles344 ft5 miles69 ft
      #8,164#3,43913553143
      E-Bike162 miles10 ft
      52125
      Hike1821 miles344 ft5 miles69 ft
      #7,195#3,2805512
      Trail Running1821 miles344 ft5 miles69 ft
      #7,183#3,2711551
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      • big shoals conservation area activity log | embed map of Big Shoals Conservation Area mountain bike trails | big shoals conservation area mountain biking points of interest

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