Black Friday Hike Old Myakka Preserve
Old Myakka Preserve

Guided Black Friday Hike

This group hike will take you through the 132-acre preserve

While exploring the preserve’s network of trails, visitors may see diverse natural communities – including scrub, pine flatwoods and seasonal wetlands. Visitors can also observe gopher tortoises, swallowtail butterflies, an assortment of songbirds and wildflowers, such as, spiderwort and beautyberry.
The preserve has more than four miles of hiking trails, including the 1.5-mile long Tim Cash Loop Trail.
The hiking trails are unpaved but accessible for most visitors. All ages welcome! (no strollers please)
Water, sunblock, insect repellent, a rain jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended for hiking.
All trail intersections are marked with numbered trail markers. Online Reservations Recommended! Click Here 

We will be leaving the trail head at 9 am sharp.

Some trails may flood after heavy rainfall and several trails may be wet year-round where crossing creeks and ditches.
The preserve has limited parking and is accessible via a walk-thru gate. There is also a small picnic shelter located near the parking area.

From I-75, take Exit 210 (Fruitville Road).
Turn east onto Fruitville Road. Drive 11 miles.
At stop sign, continue straight onto Fruitville Road Extension (dirt road). Drive 0.4 miles.
Preserve entrance is located on the right.
Preserve is located at 251 Myakka Road, Sarasota, FL 34240.

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