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, 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 - Florida Trail: Clearwater Lake to Alexander Springs
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Florida Trail: Clearwater Lake to Alexander Springs is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Astor, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more
#2 - 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
#3 - Lake Eaton Loop Trail
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 56 m
Lake Eaton Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Silver Springs, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more
#4 - The Yearling Trail
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
The Yearling Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Astor, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hikiShow more
#5 - Florida Trail: Ocala National Forest
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 67.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Florida Trail: Ocala National Forest is a 67.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fort Mc Coy, Florida that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily Show more
#6 - Juniper Springs Recreation Area Trail
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 35 m
Juniper Springs Recreation Area Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silver Springs, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#7 - 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 theirShow more
#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
Florida Trail: Pat's Island to Hidden Lake is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Mc Coy, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trShow more
#10 - Salt Springs Observation Trail
Ocala National Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 48 m
Salt Springs Observation Trail is a 1.9 mile loop trail located near Fort Mc Coy, Florida that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also Show more
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