Paisely Woods and Clearwater Lake Loop

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Ocala National Forest

Paisely Woods and Clearwater Lake Loop is a 19.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Paisley, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 19.7 miles Elevation Gain: 649 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips




Thu May 09 2019

Because this is near where I live, I ride this trail fairly regularly. Sugar sand can be a problem in spots, and the trail crosses several fire roads used by the Forestry Service. While the trail itself isn't difficult, come prepared for being alone. I have spent entire rides and not seen another hiker/cyclists. Cell reception isn't the greatest either. So if you run into trouble, you could find yourself in real danger. Also, don't forget to look up from time to time. We have had an increase in panther sightings.

mountain biking
Tue Aug 12 2014

This is a very easy beginner bike trail, allowing people to enjoy the distance without technical features. On this trail, a couple of trees were down, but it was mostly maintained. It also went through areas of wildfire aftermath and crisscrossed many unofficial "roads" and sidepaths. It is no wonder so many people get lost in ONF. It looks like the same all the way around, and any misroute can take you further into the forest. The trail is also clearly marked, with blazes, posts, and many signs. You can also get nice "views" on top of the rolling hills.

mountain biking
3 months ago

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mountain biking
7 months ago

Sat Jun 23 2018

mountain biking
Tue Jan 19 2016