Location: Red Bug Slough Preserve Trailhead (Google Plus Code): 7GG2+VR South Gate Ridge, Florida Hike Length: 2 miles Time Estimate: 1.5 hours Habitats: Wetlands Notes: Amazing amount of plant and wildlife for a suburban setting. Wetlands Ecosystem – This hike includes access to a wetlands ecosystem. Black Vultures – Black vultures have black heads, unlike […]
Red Bug Slough Preserve (RBS)
This 72-acre preserve, Red Bug Slough is a remnant piece of natural Florida nestled in the midst of suburban Sarasota. The preserve has several miles of hiking trails, a small playground, picnic shelters and a fishing dock. The hiking trails are unpaved but accessible for most visitors.
Some trails may flood after heavy rainfall and several trails may be wet year-round where they cross creeks and ditches. The preserve has limited parking and a walk-thru gate near the Beneva Road entrance and is accessible on foot or by bicycle at several other walk-thru entrances.