Many members of the Emerald Coast Cyclists enjoy off-road riding as well as road riding. Some of the areas we frequent include both single-track and dirt roads. Links to some of our favorite off-road riding areas are below. Please keep in mind that many of these areas are subject to flooding during heavy rainfall.
The Rattlesnake dirt road ride begins and ends at the first stop sign on Ranger Camp Road. It consists of about 28 miles of red dirt, followed by ten paved miles.
The Red Bay dirt road rides begin and end at Red Bay Grocery. These are made up of a combination of paved and dirt roads that are primarily hard-packed and packed full of hills! The following map consists of a 60-mile route with several shorter alternative routes embedded.
The Timberlake dirt road provides an out and back up to a distance of 40 miles of raw red clay dirt. Parking is just off Lewis Turner Blvd at Timberlake, up the road from Ranger Camp Road.
Timberlake Trails provides up to a 15-mile distance of primarily single-track trails for mountain biking. Parking for mountain biking is at Ranger Camp Road, just off Lewis Turner Blvd, or up the road at Timberlake.
An annual "Range Pass" is required to ride anywhere on Ranger Camp Road or Timberlake. See the PACELINE Newsletter for details about getting a pass, or look on the left-hand side of this webpage for the heading "Range Pass."
The UWF Trails are part of the University's campus in Pensacola, FL. The trails are very well maintained by the Pensacola mountain bike club, Pensacola Off-Road Cyclists (PORC). The best source of information for these trails is the PORC website: