Location: Alafia River State Park
This is in my opinion on of the finest parks in the Tampa Bay Area. This park is maintained by the SWAMP club. This location used to be a phoshate strip mine many years ago. Since then trees a vegetation of taken over. I would estimate this park has approximately 20 miles of trails. The park uses a trail rating system similiar to snow skiing trails. Green is beginner, Blue is intermediate, Black Diamond is Expert, and Double Black Diamond is extreme. This park has some of each.
One this trip I took the following route. North Creek, Bridges, Rock Garden, small part of Sand Pine back to trail head. Re-rode North Creek without the camera. All in all a short but enjoyable ride.
For more information on this park go to SWAMP club.