You won’t find any mountains in central Florida, but you have several options for taking your bike off-road.
The Chuluota Wilderness Area offers miles of mountain bike trails for you to explore with just enough shade to keep your ride comfortable. If you live in Orlando, the only thing keeping you from some great mountain biking is a quick 24-mile drive. You get your choice of two routes, the East Loop (2.7 miles) and the West Loop (2.6 miles). The ride is mostly flat and easy, so it makes for a relaxing time out in the woods.
Located near Avalon Park and the Beachline Expressway, Hal Scott Preserve has nearly 17 miles of trails for you to explore. The preserve features 9,300 acres along the Econlockhatchee River, where you’ll alternate between grass and-hard packed sand.
Lake Louisa State Park offers 23 miles of trails, most of which are multi-use. The nine trails intersect each other to create an almost endless amount of options. There are a total of 13 lakes in the chain, making for some pleasant scenery along your ride.