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Starkey S.W.A.M.P. Loop

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Trail

14.8 mile 23.8 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 434' 132 m
Descent: -437' -133 m
High: 81' 25 m
Low: 34' 10 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Shane Williams

Fast and fun Florida singletrack.

Shane Williams

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Overview

This trail is prime Florida singletrack. The trails consist of hard-packed sand that is fast and fun. You'll run through wooded pine sections and open areas surrounded by palmettos. It is an oasis for local runners that promises an enjoyable run.

Need to Know

This is a trail that is maintained by a mountain bike club. Please give them the right of way and be courteous.

There are no restrooms or water sources along the trail.

Runner Notes

The trail is mostly well-packed sand. Numerous roots. Some roots like to hide under leaves, so keep an eye out.

Description

This trail starts just off of the main Starkey paved trail, the Starkey Wilderness Path. It is a mountain bike trail that is maintained by a local club. If you follow the trail in the counter-clockwise direction, the first 10 miles will be mostly covered by trees. You'll likely encounter deer, armadillo, and tortoise. Occasionally, you may come across a snake, boar, owl, fox squirrel, and if you're lucky, bobcat.

There are numerous switchbacks and most of the trail is scattered with roots. It isn't super technical but enough to keep you engaged. On the weekends, you'll likely encounter mountain bikers and possibly hikers and other runners. If running in between May and October, start your run when the park opens to try and beat the heat.

Flora & Fauna

Animals spotted; deer, snakes, armadillo, boar, bobcat, owl, fox squirrel, tortoise.

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Early start to beat the sun.
Apr 21, 2019 near New Por…, FL
Fast and fun singletrack!
Apr 21, 2019 near New Por…, FL

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