Ranch House Road at Myakka River State Park

Ranch House Road is one of a half-dozen “gateways” to 39 miles of trails in the backcountry of 538-square-mile Myakka River State Park. The unpaved park roads are off-limits to motor vehicles, making them ideal for bicycling and hiking. Several hiking-only trails split off in many directions. (Photo by Bob Rountree)

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