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Best trails in Ocala National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Ocala National Forest, Florida? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Ocala National Forest ranging from 1.4 to 19.7 miles and from 32 to 137 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - St. Francis Trail
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
#2 - Florida Trail: Clearwater Lake to Alexander Springs
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
#3 - Florida Trail: Hopkins Prairie
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
11 Mile section of the Florida Trail that travels through the Juniper Wilderness Area. Very popular camping spot at Hidden Pond about half way through hike.Show more
#4 - The Yearling Trail
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
#5 - Florida Trail: Ocala National Forest
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 67.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
#6 - Juniper Springs Recreation Area Trail
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 35 m
Trail covers the swimming area and the early stages of the spring run and is mostly a boardwalk through the jungle that follows the water behind the mill house. The water is a clear blue at the end of the trail where the water is a little deeper. It's a short trail but there are a lot of interesting places to stop along the way.Show more
#7 - Lake Eaton Loop Trail
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 56 m
#8 - Florida Trail: Mills Creek
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Trailhead is at intersection of 2200 Panorama Drive and Lake Mills. You will come to a small fenced parking lot that is easy to miss. This trail is well marked and dense with lots of shade. Show more
#9 - Florida Trail: Pat's Island to Hidden Lake
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
#10 - Florida Trail: Salt Springs to Ocklawaha River
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 19.5 mi • Est. 8 h 15 m
Traversing the longleaf pine habitats of Salt Springs Island and Kerr Island with bowls of the Big Scrub in between, this section of the Florida Trail provides a place for backpackers to stretch their legs and enjoy a parade of fall colors and spring wildflowers.Show more
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