5 miles
183 ft
-215 ft
87 ft
High Point


  • Riding area
    Gainesville, Florida
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year round
  • Family Friendly
  • TTFs on trail
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

This is a 5.5 mile loop on the west bank of Newnans Lake. It starts and ends at the West Trailhead of Newnans State Forest where there is parking but no other facilities. Most experienced riders won't find this trail challenging but there is enough here to make a trip worth while. It is approximately 5 miles from the Sweetwater Trails/Downtown Gainesville and it is definitely rideable so the two could connected, all be it on tarmac. For beginners, the trail is sometimes hard to follow as it is relatively and not 'ridden in'. Keep a close watch for the blue circular signs hung on trees which guide the way. Sections of the trail are rough and bumpy and will keep your overall speed down. You will definitely need a trail bike to ride it and experienced riders will appreciate a full suspension bike here.

Access Info

Park at the West Trailhead of Newnans State Forest: 1698 NE 55th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32609.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lake Pithlachocco Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -32 ft
  • Altitude min
    26 ft
  • Altitude start
    84 ft
  • Altitude end
    52 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,456 ft
  • Distance down
    3,619 ft
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lake-pithlachocco-trail trailhead (29.661320, -82.254800)
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Lake... Trail Reports

Jun 16, 2017 @ 6:03pm
Jun 16, 2017
Some standing water on the trail surface.
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