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      Situated in the southern portion of Eglin, just outside of Fort Walton Beach, Timberlake Recreation Area holds over 20 plus miles of single-track mountain bike trails. The varied terrain around Timberlake Pond lends itself well to a range of technical riding abilities.

      Timberlake Mountain Bike Trails are maintained by the Timberlake Area Trail Riders (TATR). Trail maintenance and improvements are done with the approval of the Eglin AFB Natural Resources Office. Please direct comments/questions about maintenance and improvements to the TATR. They will work with the Eglin NRO to determine if the work can be done.

      The Timberlake Trail System is divided by Lightwood Knot Creek with separate trailheads to access each side. Trailheads are located on Ranger Camp Road and Range Road 234, accessible from SR 189/Lewis Turner Blvd. Trails may also be accessed from the Timber Lake camping area. Bike service stands are located at the Ranger Camp Road and Timber Lake Camping area trail heads.

      All trails at Timberlake Recreation Area are designated as multi-use trails, open to bicyclists and hikers/runners. Hikers and runners must give right-of-way to cyclists. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed.

      Beginner trails (green blazes) are ridable by novice riders, usually without dismounting. Obstacles have a ride around or bypass.

      Intermediate trails (blue blazes) are longer, contain more obstacles, and may require the rider to dismount. Climbs are steeper, longer, and more strenuous for riders.

      Advanced/Expert trails (red blazes) are the most difficult with steep climbs and drops, larger obstacles, tighter turns, and longer, more strenuous segments. Obstacles may not have a ride around or bypass.

      The Timberlake Trails are multi-directional. Only Speed Demon is marked with reflectors for night riding and is only marked one way for night rides. Be alert when riding on trails to prevent collisions, minimize erosion, and sustain technical features.

      ***ALL RIDERS must wear properly fitting bicycle helmets when riding on Eglin trails and roads.***
      ***Pets must be leashed for the safety of others, wildlife, and your pet.***

      Eglin NRO Trail Rules:
      Eglin Recreation permit is required to use trails for all activities (annual permits may be purchased online, daily permits must be purchased in person).
      No horses or motorized vehicles (ebikes with throttles and motorcycles are not permitted on the Eglin MTB trails).
      Class I ebikes may be used on the MTB trails. (Class I ebikes are defined as pedal assist only, 20mph limit, no throttle.)
      Bird watching, walking, and running is permitted on all trails.
      Pedestrian traffic shall yield to cyclists.
      Cyclists shall ride no more than two-abreast on trails and roads.
      Do not litter or leave trash.
      Wait to pass slower riders until it is safe to do so.
      Do not lock brakes or skid tires.
      Do not modify or “cut” trails.
      Ride ONLY on marked and established trails.
      Cyclists ride in the direction indicated by blazes on trees.
      Practice good trail etiquette and environmental etiquette.
      Development or construction of new trails, jumps/ramps, and structural obstacles is prohibited without specific approval from the NRO.

      "Violations of these regulations are very serious. In addition to penalties that may be levied under applicable state and federal laws and regulations, the Installation Commander has inherent administrative authority to suspend or revoke outdoor recreation privileges for any user."
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: Military Managed
      Land Manager: Eglin Air Force Base
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      Access Info:
      The Timberlake Trail System is divided by Lightwood Knot Creek with separate trailheads to access each side. Trailheads are located on Ranger Camp Road and Range Road 234, accessible from SR 189/Lewis Turner Blvd. Trails may also be accessed from the Timber Lake camping area.
      A valid Eglin Recreation Permit is required to access the mountain bike trails.

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      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      979 ft
      Total Vertical
      82 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      85 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Timberlake Mountain Bike Routes

      Timber Lake Fun Run
      20 miles
      14 mile Timberlake Ridepopular ridelog14 miles
      19 mile Timberlake Ridepopular ridelog19 miles
      13 mile Timber Lake Ridepopular ridelog13 miles
      10 mile Timber Lake Ridepopular ridelog10 miles
      8 mile Timberlake All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog8 miles
      7 mile Timber Lake Ridepopular ridelog7 miles
      8 mile Timber Lake Ridepopular ridelog8 miles
      4 mile Timberlake Ridepopular ridelog4 miles
      5 mile Timber Lake Ridepopular ridelog5 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      Past Week
      • 3 rides

      Photos of Timberlake Mountain Bike

      trail: Pine Dogs
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      Jan 1, 2024 @ 5:05pm
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      Dec 30, 2023 @ 7:06am
      Dec 30, 2023
      trail: Speed Demon
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      Dec 23, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Dec 23, 2023
      trail: Speed Demon
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      Dec 23, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Dec 23, 2023
      trail: Speed Demon
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      Dec 23, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Dec 23, 2023
      trail: Speed Demon
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      Dec 23, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Dec 23, 2023
      trail: Speed Demon
      21 |
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Dec 23, 2023
      trail: Speed Demon
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      Dec 23, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Dec 23, 2023
      trail: Pine Dogs
      17 |
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 11:00am
      Dec 23, 2023
      trail: Range Road
      35 |
      Mar 19, 2023 @ 3:13pm
      Mar 19, 2023
      trail: Skinny Dip
      137 |
      Mar 18, 2021 @ 12:34pm
      Mar 18, 2021

      Videos of Timberlake Mountain Bike

      trail: Carbo
      434 | Apr 20, 2021

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      Mountain Bike4630 miles978 ft10 miles82 ft
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      Trail Running4630 miles978 ft10 miles82 ft
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