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Caloosahatchee Regional Park

 4.2 (24)

10.4 Miles 16.7 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

90' 28 m

Ascent

-88' -27 m

Descent

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

31' 9 m

High

10' 3 m

Low

Shared By Richard Jendrysik

Conditions


Bad / Closed 50 days ago

Getting forecast...

Fast singletrack. Directional, and it changes each month.

Richard Jendrysik

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

The parking area requires a minimal cash fee ($1 per hour or $5 daily) or a valid annual pass from Lee County.

Overview

Very little or no sand that is prevalent in S Florida. Mostly flat with some challenging technical sections consisting of short steep drops and climbs.

Need to Know

  • On a monthly basis, the direction of travel on the trail switches from clockwise to counter-clockwise. Pay attention to the directional signs at the trailhead.
  • The trails may be frequently closed for weather or for events. Check the Lee County website here to make sure the trails are open before heading out. You can also call the CRP office for an update: 239-694-0398.

Description

The trail consist of two main beginner stacked loops with several optional intermediate loops. Depending upon the assigned direction, the trail will start the first loop through a flat section of meadow to a wooded low section that includes three optional challenging climbs, followed by a short optional loop at the top of the last climb out.

If the direction is clockwise, the start is along a ridge that follows next to a creek. Midway through the first loop is a picnic table and the intersection of the back loop. This loop has a shade canopy of pepper trees, a short rocky section, and three high water bridges.

Optional loops off the back loop, include a skill area consisting of bridges, jumps, and a skinny to challenge the rider. The Far East loop is about two miles that works along a 15 foot ridge and offers short drops and climbs through a pepper tree canopy.

History & Background

When the course of the Caloosahatche River was altered in the 1950s, workers had to put all that muddy land somewhere, so they piled it on the northern bank of the river in East Lee County. Little did they know, they were setting the groundwork for a future recreational treasure.

In the 1960s, the State of Florida bought the land and turned it into the Caloosahatchee Regional Park, which is now managed by Lee County. In the Northern part of this park is 400 acres of hard-packed clay, with 15-foot ridges in spots, covered with exotic grasses and trees. It didn't take long for six recreational mountain bikers to recognize the obvious: with some work, this overlooked patch of land could be transformed into incredible mountain-biking terrain.

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May 2, 2018
Michele Trevisani
Work in progress in the north side
Feb 26, 2018
Michael Romero
Calcutta ridge is closed until July 2018! the service road by the "Tree of Life" will be your way back to the parking lot. There is no shade so bri… 11mi
Feb 23, 2018
Michael Romero
It's a lot more fun counter clockwise. 8mi
Feb 17, 2018
Chris Meyer
10.4mi
Feb 12, 2018
Chris Meyer
Nice pump track at beginning. Far East has good short climbs and drops. Dry 10.4mi
Feb 8, 2018
Rob Clement
Love this trail!
Feb 6, 2018
Kristin DeSantis
Super fun on a cross bike 22mi
Jan 26, 2018
Michael Romero
8.4mi

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Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 24 votes

#449

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  4.2 from 24 votes
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#6

in Florida

#449

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is there a cost to ride trail system? Jan 29, 2015
Be in town this weekend and would like to ride on Sunday Morning Jun 19, 2015
enjoyed my morning on the green trail Jul 12, 2015

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