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Richloam Wildlife Management Area is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Webster, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 14.7 mi Elevation gain 95 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Backpacking Camping Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Muddy
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For up to date park information, please see their website here: https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Withlacoochee-State-Forest Richloam WMA is one of seven large tracts of land that make up the Withlacoochee State Forest. The Richloam Tract, consisting of more than 58,000 acres, is located in Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, and Lake counties. Pine flatwoods with scattered oak hammocks, bottomland hardwoods, and cypress swamp are the main natural communities on this area. Hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, camping, horseback riding, hiking, and bicycling are popular recreational activities on Richloam. There are eight miles of shared trails for horseback riding, bicycling, and hiking, as well as three loop hiking trails ranging in length from 9.4 to 13.6 miles. Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands.

Plenty of parking at main check in point.

Managed by Florida Forest Service 3125 Conner Boulevard Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1650 (850) 681-5800 (850) 681-5801 Fax FFSsupport@FreshFromFlorida.com Website: http://myfwc.com/viewing/recreation/wmas/cooperative/richloam

From the center of Webster 1. Head east on W Central Ave toward S Market Blvd115 ft 2. Take the 1st right onto FL-471 S/S Market Blvd Continue to follow FL-471 S 8.9 mi 3. Turn left onto N Grade Rd Destination will be on the right 0.5 mi

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Robin Wakeland Farmer
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Lanis Ossman
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Bird Watching

Could not find "Plenty of parking at main check in point." to save my life. Tried three places Google Maps pointed me to. I wouldn't take anything but a heavy duty ATV vehicle down those roads. Used AllTrails directions and said I was there right smack in the middle of Route 50. Found a "historic" general store, but still no checkpoint or trail head with plenty of parking. Gave up at that point.

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Russ Marlowe
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Hiking

We were at Richloam again this morning. Puddles along the trail, but nothing we had to walk through. The dogs on the other hand, HAD to romp through the puddles. The signage at the fire tower trailhead do not say anything about it being closed, so I think the title of this page needs to be updated.

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Debbie Marlowe
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Hiking

We went after three days of rain and there were puddles everywhere. It was glorious! The dogs loved it. The first part goes through the Cypress head so keep your eyes peeled for critters.

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Rick S.
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Hiking

Recent work has been done to the Florida trail through this Richloam area by the FTA and it’s very well appreciated. This time of year devils creek is totally navigable and no other wet areas down by the bypass next to the Withlacoochee River. Great time of year to hit the trail just beware of how hot it can be with not much cloud cover yet still high temperatures. Easy to get overheated without proper hydration. I take Gatorade and freeze them to where they are like slush. Great to be able to get out again in these places after being shut down for a while like they were. Stay safe all!!

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Matt Danahy
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Hiking

Hiked this trail on January 20 -21 which is during the “dry” season in Central Florida. Trail was under 6-8 inches of water in numerous places, and there were several fallen trees blocking trail. Not a bad trail otherwise, and seemed well maintained most places. Did have a difficult time finding cross trails, as dozens and dozens of trees had been marked with blue paint (same color used for trail blazes) apparently to mark trees which had been infested by pine beetles.

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Scott Keith
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Hiking

Access road washed out. Can’t get to trail head at all.

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Christy Duran
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Grown in tick trail in the FL scrub. Approach is an abandoned road. No signs or trail markers. Almost seems like Alltrails took us to the wrong place.

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Peggy Herbert
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Camping
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We had a great time camping here. Parked at the fire tower and hiked 4.5 miles to the campsite. We also hike the 4 mile river loop. Beautiful

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Laura Johnson
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Roland Pinette
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Peter Bonk
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Rick S.
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Mary McBane
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Rick S.
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Rick S.
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R M
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Justin Dean
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Stan Cetnor
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Rick S.
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Rick S.
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Rick S.
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