Florida Trail: Salt Springs to Ocklawaha River

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Florida Trail: Salt Springs to Ocklawaha River is a 19.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fort McCoy, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is best used from November until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
816 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

walking

forest

lake

bugs

A hike through the Ocala National Forest along the Florida Trail. Beautiful scenery, a must hike. 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.

trail running
1 day ago

It was hot, spiders ruled, fallen trees from Irma, and all the plants left their marks.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Friday, December 14, 2012

There was a lot of great views all along this route. My wife, brother, and his wife all hiked it together with one night of camping. Bring alot of water! In the summer it is hot and you run out quickly. There is a little rest stop area about halfway through where we ate, like a gas station with a little restaurant. Had a beer or too, then hiked toward camp spot. Great trip, great hike, was a lot of fun.