North / South Loops Mountain Biking

South of Sarasota and southeast of Venice, the North and South Loops are each 6 mile mountain biking routes through the 8,500 acre Myakka State Forest.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from US75, use Exit 191 (aka Exit 34). Head south on River Road for 9.5 miles. Turn left into the forest. The trailhead is down the dirt road one mile.


Local Contact(s):  MSF (941) 255-7653; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607.

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

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

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