DeLand Area Mountain Bike Trails
Chuck Lennon Park, Deleon Springs. This is ranked #5 in the state of Florida by Single Tracks. With five total tracks, Chuck Lennon is great for all skill levels and offers bailouts and bypasses for beginners.
Mount Dora Trail. This is an intermediate trail due to its speed and some tight spaces. It is very shaded and there are some amazing trees throughout.
Spruce Creek Preserve. The trail is approx. 10 miles of fun single track and is open to cyclists, hikers, and equestrians. It can have a lot of sugar sand in the dry season. Some technical areas but most is moderate with a few good up hills.
Santos, Ocala. 81,290 acres of pure off-road riding bliss. Ranked #1 by Single Tracks, Santos is the largest and best known mountain biking park in the Ocala, Florida area and perhaps the entire state. Trails range from flat and rolling to rocky and steep. Definitely a must-do!
Paisley Woods. This is for the more laid back rider with less frills. If ridden in entirety, it is 22 mile loop that goes north to Alexander Springs and back. The bike trail intersects with the Florida Trail and includes a ride through beautiful hardwoods.
As you can see, there’s lots to mountain biking here in Central Florida. More than just absorbing the information, just give it a try. You might get the MTB bug!