Lots of fun, great after it's been raining and better than you remember! Florida’s longest continuous bicycle single-track officially opened March 1997, as the Withlacoochee Forest-Croom Off-Road Bike Trail. This network of single-track forms two loops of 12 and 35 miles. Actual trail length, including connectors, is over 55 miles. White signs mark the 35-mile loop with the international bicycle symbol in blue paint. There are bailout points at 8, 12 and 25 miles. The 12-mile loop marked with yellow signs, starts at the Tucker Hill fire tower. It is the most used trail because it is the easiest to find and the best marked. It is the best loop for new riders, but should be considered as intermediate level of difficulty. Bailouts are at 3 and 6 miles. There are three connector trails that allow combinations of the two loops. The connectors (red signs) total ten miles in length. By using the red trails one can ride 7,12,20,25,35,or 42 miles. Trail maps are on all kiosks.
Directions: From TAMPA,
Take I-75 N to exit #301 (Old 61)
Go Right (East) 1 mile to light Croom Rd (before Trail overpass Bridge)