North Port Mountain Bike Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
9
miles

Singletrack
↑ 100 ft
↓ 300 ft
16
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Approximately 9 miles of a combination of singletrack, fire trails, technical switchbacks, rocks, and some sand and roots. Most of the trail is intermediate. Some parts of the trail are really advanced. Great Trail for SW Florida.
added by ositokingEpic March 29, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (23)
 


June 3, 2015
 
Review: amazing trail. Well maintained, Very fun to ride.

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April 10, 2015
 
Review: Had to stop in Community Center and ask for directions "Thanks Dorthy" , she gave me Lee's number "Thanks Lee" . Needless to say a newcomer will not find it ! Poorly maintained but has a lot of potential . FYI : trail is under the Myakkahatchee Creek bridge .

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July 8, 2014
 
Review: Rode this trail over the 4th of July 2014. This trail has some potential as it's pretty technical with roots, switchbacks and some elevation changes as it follows the Myakkahatchee creek. You can see at one time this was a very nice trail, but has largely not been maintained recently and had several areas that are over grown. The best area is from Oaks Park on Mandrake Terrace south 3-4 miles

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May 2, 2014
 
Review: Let me just say I've ridden all of the trail systems in Florida and nothing comes close to the technicality of these trails. The only reason people give it a bad review is they have no bike handling skills. If you can conquer these trails every other trail in Florida is quite easy. I've run into people at other organized MTB parks and asked them why I haven't seen them in north port any more? And 95 percent of the time they always say it doesn't flow. The only reason they don't come back is they can't ride a stinking bike worth a darn. If you are a competent bike rider you will love these trails. Hats off for mike for all of the trail maintenance he does.

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June 1, 2015
 
Review: mike does an excellent job keeping these trails without losing the technical part of it

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April 5, 2013
 
Review: This really is a great trail! I happened to run into Mike who has been a major part of taking care of the trails over the years and he was also great! I appreciate his willingness to help me out and show me around since there are no markers. Mike actually shared that there are no "right" ways to ride it. There are A LOT of roots and it's a pretty twisty trail so speeds aren't too high, reducing the need for set directions. Overall this trail is a blast to ride if you don't mind having to pick lines and go a little slower because of BIG roots. There are a number of challenging sections and short climbs that push your bike handling skills. As others have said there are only a few wooden structures left and they are a little rickety but the sheer number of trails and varied terrain from tech to flow makes up for it. Mike said there are now 18miles of trail. The problem is that you have to know where some of them are and you'd never find them without being shown... Even just staying on the main trails you can get completely spent in 2hrs of riding and not ride the same thing twice. If you live within an hour of North Port I highly recommend checking them out!

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March 23, 2013
 
Review: Right in my backyard. This trail is great, definitely enough to get your fix in. Although if you come without a local you may start to kick yourself in the ass. Some sections can get a little crazy with the palmetto roots, And hardly anything is marked, and there are many trails that crisscross. But once you find that right line it can be quite fast and flowy. That being said North Port is a town with a large family population, so there are alot of teenagers that need a place to party. The woods are a great place for that, so you will see the occasional beer box/bottle/can but its not as bad as some make it out to be. Alot of the wood jumps/berms/bridges that are in the pictures are long gone, I will try to get some pictures of what is out there this month. If this was not in my backyard, I probably would not drive more than an hour to an hour and a half for it. Side note, some stuff sneaks up on you, so you may want to ride through once before you ride all out.

Also if anyone knows who still takes care of it please message me, I will like to help out

Similar Trail: too unique

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February 25, 2013
 
Review: The trail is very hard to find. Park on the side of the road. There is no signs of any signage on the trail. Lots and LOTS of roots. There are no wood features left except a few shady bridges. It is rideable, but has no flow because of excessive roots.

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August 12, 2012
 
Review: My wife and I just rode these trails (Aug. 11, 2012). For the most part it was an enjoyable ride alongside a meandering river. With that being said, the trails are in much need of maintenance. The wooden structures are in a sad state of disrepair and it was a bit disheartening to see that people have used portions of the trail and the parking area as personal dumps. I am willing to help out with the task of repairing these trails and have contacted the local newspaper regarding such. I am sure we will ride these trails again. A local diamond in the rough.

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March 17, 2012
 
Review: This trail would be great anywhere in the country and a rare find in Florida yes you share some of it with quads and it needs maintained but someone spent alot of time and effort to create this trail and if someone knows of better singletrack near Venice we would like to see it.

Similar Trail: laurel Mountain Forbes State forest (Somerset CO) 80 miles East of Pittsburgh.

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January 21, 2012
 
Review: Trash Everywhere, Trails are in poor condition, Wood jumps and bridges are all torn down. Wont make the trip back thre.

Similar Trail: Go to Alafia or even CRP. Dont go here though

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North Port Mountain Bike Trails MTB Trail 3.50 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.
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