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Caloosa Regional Park Northside

Average Rating:    (3.38 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 32

Winding trail with several short climbs and decents. Three bridge crossings of usually dry streams. Main trail is 5 miles, back loop adds 3 very enjoyable miles.
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Latitude
26.725986812271756
Longitude
-81.61331176757812
Trail Directions
Located in the Caloosa Regional County Park - Northside Trails entrance. On the north side of State Road 78 between Fort Myers and Alva. (7 miles east of SR 31 - just follow the signs!)
Trail Length
5 to 8 miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Fort Myers
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Review Date
May 16, 2015

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Rob ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a must for those interested in trail riding in SWFL! So much has been done to this park since the last review. There has been new sections added in some areas that make it a bit more challenging. It's a relatively easy and fast riding trail that is smooth hard packed with berms, bridges, some rocks and roots. Plenty of beginner, intermediate, and advanced riding. Well maintained and well marked. Single track trail that alternates every month.

10 miles of trail that is a lot of fun for all skill levels. Please, no moving features from trail or skidding! If you can't ride it, walk it until you get the skill.

Recommended Route:
All!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
North port?



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Review Date
February 10, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Roach Perez ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail has something for every one, long, fast, some tech stuff and always expanding. New section just added with freeride options, I would recommend if ur near by or visiting

Recommended Route:
Changes every month

Other recommended trails in the same area:
North Port



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Review Date
December 19, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: MXJaxson ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
"CRP" is broken up into three sections; all connected to one another, and all single track. (No fire trails, other than escape routes)
As soon as you take this trail for granted, it will come up and bite you if you are pushing hard enough.
In general, the ~13 mile course is a fun mixture of fast flats in the sun, a share of sudden climbs\descents, tight narrow turns through the thick trees and over the many roots; some rocks.

GREEN trail:
- Southern front section is 75% fast open field hard pack, with a sprinkling of rollers, berms and rocks. 25% is fun root inhabited, narrow through the trees, 9 or so quick\steep climbs\descents, and a small narrow bridge.
- Northern front section is 80% along a wooded 8-foot ridge, adjacent to a stream; subtle climbs, descents, and turns ... and narrow through the trees with more roots and some small stumps. ... The other 20% is same as Southern front section - fast and flat.

BLUE trail:
Hard pack, fast, flat, lengthy, plenty of switch backs. Mostly through tight trees, plenty of roots, but also plenty of open field trails\S-turns. Scattering of firmly planted rocks. 4 small narrow bridges 6" off ground. Very few logs.

BLACK trail (aka "Far East"):
Take all of the above, cram the best parts together, add much more difficult climbs\descents, along with off cambers.

Good SWFL course for all-comers.

Recommended Route:
Beginners: Counter clockwise.
Advanced: Clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None.



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MXJaxson (12/27/2011)
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Review Date
April 6, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: 29er rider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
10 miles of singletrack that is well maintained by the Mudcutters Bike Club and located 25 minutes or so outside of Ft Myers. Some corners are a bit sandy. The Far East, Nick Extension, and the three short climbs and descents on Light Bulb are the funnest part of the trail. The rest is flat and the only decent place to ride near here.

Recommended Route:
Direction switches every month and either way is fine.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
North Port, however I have yet to ride there.



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Review Date
February 19, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: barnettd ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Single track, mostly sandy. Transitions between open fields to woods. Nothing too technical except far east will present beginners with good practice. The Mud Cutters club does a great job of maintaining and improving this trail and it hosts cross country run events as well. It a nice afternoon ride in short distance to Ft Myers-Naples area.

Recommended Route:
Either way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None are close by.



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