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Caloosahatchee Regional Park

Intermediate
 4.2 (37) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Fast singletrack. Directional, and it changes each month.


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Map Key

10.4

Miles

16.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

31' 9 m

High

10' 3 m

Low

90' 28 m

Up

88' 27 m

Down

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Contacts

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Richard Jendrysik

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 37 votes

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Photos

7 year olds ride Nich's Extension
Dec 20, 2018 near Alva, FL
One of the bridges on Three Bridges Trail
Dec 12, 2020 near Alva, FL
Far East section
May 14, 2013 near Alva, FL
Connector between Lollipop Pop and Far East. A good meet spot where trails meet.
Dec 25, 2019 near Alva, FL
In addition to rocks and roots, there are plenty of well made berms and improvements. Hats of and donations to the local club.
Dec 25, 2019 near Alva, FL
Well made feature on Far East trail.
Dec 25, 2019 near Alva, FL

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Jan 29, 2021
Alan Hopper
Dec 11, 2020
The Frissonist
Trails were great! The rain a few days ago was much needed and now the trails are all holding really well. Well maintained and the pump track is open. 14mi — 2h 00m
Nov 27, 2020
Jason Glass
Nov 14, 2020
Kip Z
Closed .... had an awesome 2 hour round trip drive to put 0 miles on my bike
May 9, 2020
Juan Pablo
May 8, 2020
Chris F
21mi — 2h 00m
Jun 6, 2019
Aaron Kavelman
Wet! 4" of rain last night, no riding.
Apr 25, 2019
Patrick O’Brien
8.3mi