July 11, 2016
[NOTE]: I met a local rider who gave me some insight on the location. This is more of speak-easy hidden treasure trail. There is concern for the trails getting rutted out and torn up, especially if wet or during the rainy season. Please be respectful to the local riders and call it a day or go to another location if trail conditions are wet. This is are very unique location an not like any trails I have ridden in South West Florida. There are several other trails within 20 min drive that will be rideable.
Trails were nice this past week. I made my first 2 visits. It's rated intermediate, but if you try to maintain any sort of speed, some sections could easily be considered black, considering the obstacles, and lack of any real straight or level sections. Plan on standing on your pedals a lot, and if you have a full suspension, you'll probably want to setup for low speed, as the 'roots' everyone talks about are actually native scrub palm trunks. These types of palms grow the trunk along the ground. So many of the root sections are these trunks which average about 5 inches in diameter. The trails are along a creek/river basin which has a lot of natural levies for run off. Loads of drops and small climbs. Also, few of these are straight. You will be very busy picking your lines, diving into corners and concentrating on your next move if you are riding aggressive at all.
Locating The Trail:
I found the easiest way to access the trail is underneath the bridge on W Price, just east of the community center. Access from the east end of bridge on the south shoulder. Trails are both to the north and south of the bridge.