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Old 08-23-11, 06:16 PM
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West Orange Trail In Florida

I believe this is one of the top trails in Florida. I ran out of time to ride very far, but was able to get these photos. I'll be back soon. See more at: https://www.trailviewmount.com
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Thats one of the trails I would like to do this fall or winter. Its about 35 miles from my house if I start at the Killearny Station end.
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Florida's ARC council is reviewing the West Orange Mangement plan. You can comment if you'd like https://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/SmPlan.htm

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Old 10-18-11, 01:03 PM
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Thank you for the comments and info on this thread everyone.
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I have done about 10 miles (20 round trip) of this trail starting at the trail head in Oakland. Breaking for lunch in Winter Garden. I plan on doing the east leg of the trail over to Lake Minneola sometime in the near future. I live pretty close to this trail and think it is outstanding. At some point I will do the other end starting in Apopka. I have to build up my endurance before I take on the whole thing. I'm only up to about 25 to 30 miles at a time right now.
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I heard Apopka is not a safe place to ride. Most people stop and turn around before reaching Apopka due to hoodlums from low income areas there. See more of my photos at: https://www.trailviewmount.com
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Just did the West Orange Trail again last weekend. This time I did it from the Winter Garden Trailhead to Clermont and then back. With a little off trail sightseeing it was right at about 33 miles. The trail west of the Oakland trailhead is somewhat hilly and is definitely a good workout on a hybrid. It is well worth the effort though. Next time I may rent a road bike just to see the difference.
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I think the fear factor of the South Apopka section of the West Orange Trail is over rated. Would I let my wife ride alone in that section? No! Do I have concern for my own safety? No more in that section of the trail than many other areas that I have been in and ridden in my lifetime. Crime used to be a problem but the Apopka Police Dept has placed a great deal of emphasis in that area. If anyone is concerned, just ride with a couple of friends, you will not have any problems.
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Great advice kjc. I can't wait to get to downtown Winter Garden fxrguy. The Killearny Station is a great trailhead choclabman. Great link soappedler. Thanks for the input everyone. https://www.trailviewmount.com
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