Endorsed by Curators:
The only two lane we may ride will be main maintenance trail back to parking lot nothing more. I'm sure everyone has plans not to be out on the trails for hours.
Ride will be 12 to 15 miles in length. Speed what ever suits best for this ride. The Palmetto Trail offers a challenging off-road ride as it snakes its way to the Myakka River and back (approximately 10 miles) from the East River Road parking area. If the Palmetto proves to be to challenging their are many two tracked trails hard pan to sandy in spots to ride on. This section is the most scenic part of the Forrest. This area has plenty of shade to rest as well park benches and picnic tables with awnings for shade. Bring at least 3 bottles of water, or favorite flavor with electrlytes for proper hydration. Bring a energy snack as well Helmets are required. NO EAR BUDS allowed. Must keep hearing unimpaired at all times.How to find us:Find us by taking US 41 To River Road. Turn left if coming from North Port, Right from Venice. Go 2 miles south to East River Rd. look for yellow warning sign for intersection. Turn left go east 1 mile to parking area.