5 miles
Distance
541 ft
Climb
-554 ft
Descent
00:39:24
Avg time

The Rock Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    The Rock Trails
    Gainesville, Florida
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #6990 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    The Rock Church

Singletrack with a few man made features, recently track has been groomed with some of the roots being covered and/or removed. Its about a 4.5 mile loop that starts on an access road, once you enter the trees its about 2.5 miles of tight singletrack, then it opens up to crossing a field, going back into the woods and repeat. After the last climb, there is a nice jump section back down the hill leading back into the woods and back to the parking lot.

There is a short advanced section west of the parking lot, this has a little climb and about a 7 foot drop into an old sinkhole, then climb back out back onto the access road,

While the trail can be ridden in both directions it does seem to flow better counter clockwise.

Access Info

Main trail: Take the access road about 1/8 mile, when the road starts to go uphill, you can go to the right and follow the grass area to the tree line, make a left, follow the tree line to the break(150 yds), as soon as you enter the tree line, make your first right, trail begins there!

You can also take the access road all the way till it ends, follow a grass path to the right and enter at the tree break and turn right.

More Stats for The Rock Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -13 ft
  • Altitude min
    103 ft
  • Altitude max
    215 ft
  • Altitude start
    135 ft
  • Altitude end
    122 ft
  • Grade
    -0.052%
  • Grade max
    -24.009%
  • Grade min
    25.339%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,707 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:24
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 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
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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
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      The Rock Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 6, 2019 @ 6:41pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      Land is now being developed, this trail was a fun rough ride when it was open.
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 4:16am
      Jun 9, 2019
      Trail Permanently Closed.
      Apr 29, 2019 @ 1:46pm
      Apr 29, 2019
      Trailhead has a sign "closed to all use" and is currently caution taped off.
      Feb 25, 2019 @ 2:24pm
      Feb 25, 2019
      Dry, very leafy and some spots quite loose. A few downed trees and some sections overgrown.
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 4:52am
      Jan 8, 2019
      Most of itwas over grown and not maintained, multiple trees down across trail The 1 section that is maintained ( jump line and short loop through...
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