Alafia River State Park Mountain Biking



8:00 a.m. — Sundown


$5 per vehicle


14326 S CR 39 
Lithia, FL 33547




Total Trail Size:

21.0 miles

alafia mountain bike trails have 4 beginner level trails

4 Trails

alafia mountain bike trails have 7 intermediate level trails

7 Trails

alafia mountain bike trails have 13 advanced level trails

13 Trails

alafia mountain bike trails have 4 expert level trails

4 Trails

Alafia Mountain Bike Trails

The Alafia River State Park used to be an old phosphate mining site. Abandoned after many years, nature took over to reclaim the land that had been carved up and mined in the past.

With almost 21 miles of single-track trails, this is one of Florida’s most popular off-road bike options. Its collection of rolling terrain, frightening drops, off-camber hillside ledges, high-speed banked corners, and intimidating ridge-top trails draws riders from every part of the state and country. The “Easy Loop” is an eight-mile one-way journey formed by connecting the three easiest (green) routes. Take the “Simple Loop” signs to River Loop, Rock Garden, and Sand Pine. These paths feature few elevation changes and are easily accessible from the trailhead parking lot. The three paths are intended for youngsters riding tiny bikes and can be ridden on city bikes. Bridges, North Creek, and Roller Coaster are the Intermediate Blue Trails. These are great trails with a number of medium-sized hills, ranging from short and steep to more gradual, for fast downhills. The blue trails have some challenging optional portions (for experienced riders), and the unexpected dips, climbs, twists, and turns are just plain fun to ride. The Black and Double Black Diamond Trails are the most challenging, even for experienced riders.  Alafia trails are both entertaining and demanding for riders of all skill levels.

For those riders operating hand crank or recumbent mountain bikes, the trails offer several trails dedicated to trails as well! The trails are built and maintained by the Alafia Trail Crew, who operates under Friends of Alafia. Whether you’re just visiting Florida, or you’ve lived here for years and wish to experience an IMBA-certified EPIC mountain bike trail system, the Alafia River State Park Mountain Bike Trails are a must-visit location!

trail amenities


Bike Wash

Bike Rentals



Drinking Water

Shower Station

Shaded Pavilions

Adaptive Trails




Rock Garden — 1.23 mi 

Hidden Rivers — 1.5 mi

Sand Pine — 1.71 mi

Turtle Two Track — 1.37 mi

 indicates an adaptive trail


Roller Coaster — 2.33 mi

North Creek — 1.83 mi

Lost Meadow — 0.62 mi

Buzzard Bay — 0.33 mi

Garden Ridge — 0.23 mi

OAF — 0.19 mi

One Way Ticket — 0.11 mi


StarDust — 0.40 mi

Rabbit Ears (single) — 0.18 mi

Rabbit Ears (double) — 0.28 mi

Thunder Ridge — 0.14 mi

Razorback — 0.14 mi

Derailed — 0.26 mi

Magic Island — 0.36 mi

Meadows Edge — 0.15 mi

Twisted Sister — 0.30 mi

Spitfire — 0.40 mi

Scorpion — 0.23 mi

Bridges — 0.54 mi

Serpent — 0.12 mi


Gravitron — 0.30 mi

Gatorback — 0.70 mi

Moonscape — 0.80 mi

Frankenstairs — 0.24 mi