Technical difficulty   Moderate

Time  8 hours 28 minutes

Coordinates 1068

Uploaded April 5, 2017

Recorded March 2017

73 f
-206 f
15.77 mi

Viewed 29 times, downloaded 1 times

near Minnear's Mobile Home Park, Florida (United States)

This bike trip will take you down to the St Johns River and to an old abandoned orange grove. Some of the roads were very sandy, others very bumpy while some were just plain wonderful. We came in from the Dairy Road parking area because we wanted to stop at the overlook on South Lake. We did see some turkeys, a bobcat and a herd of wild hogs (they ran when they saw us, so don't worry). The old orange grove still had some trees with oranges on them, hopefully they will be ripe during your visit. We did venture down to the river (had to walk through the woods) where you can see some old pilings from a dock where in the old days they use to load oranges to ship all over (image, big paddle boats on the St Johns River). There are a number of GEOCaches, as well as Terracaches located in the WMA. There also are a lot of historical locations to scout out if you so desire. We did use semi-trail bikes, but I think you could use any solid bike to get around. You can read more about Salt Lake WMA at my website, This is a WMA, so hunting does take place at different times, check the hunting schedules before entering the area (the states or mine), but just to be safe always wear bright colors. Have wonderful trip!

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  • Photo of The Andy

    The Andy Apr 10, 2017

    Glad to see you back Tom! This looks like a nice ride - I've been hiking in the area around South Lake, and paddled to the indian mound and old orange groves (I left from Hatbill Park for that trip). I'll have to drag my bike up there sometime and explore the rest of the area.

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