Northport Trail For Mountain Biking

The 31st most popular mountain bike trail in Florida.

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East of Sarasota starting near Northport, the winding 12 mile Northport Trail follows both sides of Myakkahatchee Creek. Watch for river otter and gators. To reach mountain biking at the northern trailhead, follow US75 to Exit 33. Head north on Sumter Blvd. Turn left on tropicane Road and then right on Reisterstown Road. Park at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

Overall, Northport Trail is the 31st most popular mountain bike trail of all 58 mountain biking rides in Florida. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Northport Trail including Myakka River State Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, North / South Loops, Boyette County Park, Babcock/Webb Wildlife Area and Carlton Reserve.


Local Contact(s):  NP (941) 316-1172; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607.

Recommended Book:  "Bicycling In Florida: Offroad Guide" from Tom Oswald

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/20/2016

ID:  11541


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