Loyce E. Harpe Park (Carter Road)

Loyce E. Harpe Park (Carter Road) has some of the most gnarly, technical trails in Florida.  The trails are maintaned by the Ridge Riders and are kept in tip-top shape!  Trail difficulty ranges from beginner to expert, so please ride within your limits.  If you have never been before and are looking for a trail guide, contact the Ridge Riders or the Bike Shop of Winter Haven for assistance!

 

 

Sneaky Snake and Snake Ridge are two of the most popular trails at Loyce E. Harpe Park.  Snake Ridge is considered a beginner trail while Sneaky Snake is a short expert trail.  Sneaky Snake can be bypassed by the gazebo at the turn-around point (1:45 into the video).
 

 

The 3rd Finger is an expert trail and is debated as being the most nerve racking trail at Loyce E. Harpe Park. It’s steep climbs and drops make give it a reputation but, as with any trail at Loyce E. Harpe Park, it is rideable!

 

 

Little Blue and Big Red are two of the newest trails at Loyce E. Harpe Park. Little Blue is an intermediate trail contatining a couple of big drops, some technical sections and a bridge. Big Red is an expert trail containing one of the most narrow ridges in the trail system. Big Red can be bypassed at the turnaround at the 1:00 mark.

 

 

Modelo Highway is a beginner trail with one small expert section that can be avoided at the 2:50 mark. The trail is fast and flowy with very little ups and downs.

 

 

The Beast is one of the more well known expert trails in Central Florida. It has many technical areas, some long climbs and big drops. In addition, this trail has a small loop at the far end called the Belly of the Beast that has tight turns and quick, steep climbs.

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