2 miles
Distance
144 ft
Climb
-133 ft
Descent
00:12:00
Avg time

Ridgeline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve
    Lithia, Florida
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3960 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking

If you do the trip to Balm Boyette, this is THE trail you must do. Big steep rolling drops that flow well make it very unique in Florida. No riding when wet or damp, very prone to erosion.

More Stats for Ridgeline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    12 ft
  • Altitude min
    108 ft
  • Altitude max
    156 ft
  • Altitude start
    124 ft
  • Altitude end
    136 ft
  • Grade
    0.153%
  • Grade max
    -12.758%
  • Grade min
    15.873%
  • Distance climb
    2,971 ft
  • Distance down
    2,625 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,358 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:00
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Status:
on Oct 14, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to ridgeline-25267 trailhead (27.779810, -82.194150)
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      Ridgeline Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 4:29am
      Oct 14, 2019
      Human roller coaster! Incredible
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 5:10am
      Oct 12, 2019
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 4:28am
      Oct 7, 2019
      main line open.
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 9:33am
      Sep 11, 2019
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 5:16am
      Jun 9, 2019
      Closed for repairs
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 30 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 222 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 657 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      58 |
      Oct 23, 2018 @ 10:45am
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      57 |
      Feb 19, 2018 @ 5:33pm
      Feb 19, 2018
      78 |
      Feb 19, 2018 @ 5:33pm
      Feb 19, 2018
      57 |
      Feb 19, 2018 @ 5:33pm
      Feb 19, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Boyette full ride
      27 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Kmbj01 (Apr 20, 2017 at 12:20)
       One of the best trails in Florida! A series of steep roller coaster drops. You can get plenty of speed on this trail great flow. Do it 3 or 4 times. It gets better and better!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag carbongecko (Apr 22, 2018 at 6:15)
       Ridgeline trail is close during and immediately following any decent rains.
      Both for the safety of the riders and the trail system wich is county owned wetlands
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag BikeTampa (Oct 20, 2018 at 18:00)
       Open again. Every drop is rideable and flowing.
      [Reply]

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      youtuber Ridgeline - FL, with The Singletrack Sampler
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      374 | Apr 17, 2017 , Lithia
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