13.8 miles
256 ft
-252 ft
133 ft
High Point

The Big Shoals traditional route starts with the Beavor Loop Trail, on the North side of US 41 before the River (just to the right of Sunshine Drive). Beavor is a nice two mile loop all by itself. A mile in, follow the signs for Mossy Ravine in Big Shoals State Park. The single track "Ravine Trail" follows an old wagon road over Bottom Bay Creek and winds through levees and flatwoods to the Little Shoals river overlook. Follow the signs on doubletrack forest roads to the Palmetto Trail, a single track which takes you to the Big Shoals overlook. Continue to ride the shared hiking singletrack to the parking lot and picnic area with restrooms. Next you can ride Long Branch, a two mile loop with some challenging climbs. Then continue back on the Road 1 doubletrack to the Little Shoals entrance to the Park, and then take the Road 7 doubletrack back to the second mile of the Beavor Loop.

Detailed Description
Big Shoals and Long Branch is a 14 mile popular intermediate route located near White Springs Florida. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 256 ft with a max elevation of 133 ft then descends -252 ft.
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Trails in Route

Beavor Trail702 ft
Ravine Trail1 mile
Road 41 mile
Road 14 miles
Road 74,642 ft


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  • Other Activities
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    • Hike
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More Stats for Big Shoals and Long Branch mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    22 hr 14 min
  • Altitude min
    71 ft
  • Altitude start
    101 ft
  • Altitude end
    102 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles


  1. Walk northeast on Beavor Trail.
  2. Continue for 300 meters.
  3. Turn right onto Beavor Loop.
  4. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  5. Turn right onto Ravine Trail.
  6. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  7. Turn left onto Road 4.
  8. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  9. Turn right onto Road 2.
  10. Continue for 5 kilometers.
  11. Bear right onto Big Shoals Recreation SIte Loop.
  12. Continue for 70 meters.
  13. Walk north on Long Branch Loop.
  14. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  15. Turn right onto Big Shoals Recreation SIte Loop.
  16. Continue for 60 meters.
  17. Turn right onto Southeast 94th Street.
  18. Continue for 100 meters.
  19. Keep left to take Road 1.
  20. Continue for 6 kilometers.
  21. Make a sharp left onto Road 7.
  22. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  23. Turn right onto Beavor Loop.
  24. Continue for 700 meters.
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Ravine Trail
Oct 29, 2023 @ 10:13am
Oct 29, 2023
Beavor Trail
Oct 29, 2023 @ 10:13am
Oct 29, 2023
Road 1
Oct 7, 2023 @ 2:07am
Oct 7, 2023
Clear of debris and dry, except for one water crossing, which is quite deep. Recommend using the Woodpecker Trail to cross the water to keep your bottom bracket and hub bearings dry. reporter
Road 4
Oct 7, 2023 @ 2:07am
Oct 7, 2023
Clear of debris and dry, disc'd portions have firmed up reporter
Road 7
Oct 7, 2023 @ 2:07am
Oct 7, 2023
Clear of debris and dry, discing is more rideable than it was, but still not smooth reporter
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