Explore the most popular trails near Ocala with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
10 days ago

I’ve never been here early. It was chilly high 30s but beautiful. I always wish I had more time

trail running
12 days ago

This is a great park for children of all ages. The playground equipment is getting a little run down it seems though. Visited for a run after work on the paved trail and the trail is nice, but does seem to need a little more up keep as well. Found a very touching "Mom" quite spot along the way. It is a small garden for families who have lost children too soon. Nice reflection pond and small water fall with benches. Overall a great place to run and let your children play.

Mostly brush and woods, only afforded two real views of the river. Well kept and marked trail.

hiking
14 days ago

Well marked and clear trails with nice picnic areas. Not that interesting of a hike though. Lots of sign of wild boar, but the sinkhole is overgrown and not much to look at. Also the mosquitoes were moderately annoying.

hiking
23 days ago

Short hike. Beautiful weather.Seen more people on the trail. Which is good.

This is a very well maintained and well trafficked trail. Nicely paved, well marked trails. It is a great trail for 1/2 marathon training, slight inclines and declines with level road in between. I will definitely be coming back!

Well maintained and enjoyable. Multi use paved trail . Will do over and over again.

backpacking
2 months ago

A nice loop trail to get a quick hike on. The trail is very easy to follow. The blue blazes are numerous and effortly guide you down the trail. Nice diversity for a short loop trail. You'll experience pine ridges, oak hammocks and grass prairies.

biked this trail to the 6 mi mark and it is BEAUTIFUL. Can't wait to go back. Rented bikes at the shop across the street from the start of the trail. Great place to rent and they were really helpful. We are two over 65 y/o and did well considering neither of us had been on a bicycle in 40 years. Can't wait to go back.

Nice little walk. Rough to start on the fort side with construction debris and washed out clay, but once down in the woods the walk is quite pleasant. Lovely stream and spring here as well.

9/2/18. Love this trail, but had to make our own detour because of a Large Diamond Back Rattlesnake on the path. Caution!! He was not happy, very aggressive! Beware. At least 5-6 feet long!

had an awesome time scared my wife, but my jeep did everything I needed it to do.

This map shows the trail from the Land Bridge to 49th street, to ShangriLa, to Ross Prairie, across 200 to Pruitt Trailhead... Pictures are out dated, the new Florida Trail (paved bike) also runs parallel but does not interfere with the horse trails...each trailhead above can be accessed by auto and all are good starting points across Ocala FL

hiking
3 months ago

Shaded, high canopy of trees. Nice, flat hike in Florida, well marked.

horseback riding
4 months ago

Great facilities for horseback riders. Sizable grass parking area with lots of shade, wash rack, watering hole and restrooms. Lots of well marked trails and access to the unique Land Bridge that takes you over I-75.

Great trail for new people on Off Roads... went with my Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4X4... lote of fun...

This is a really nice road bike trail with multiple mountain bike trails that cross the road bike trail. if you are a South Floridian beware that there are some hills. bring plenty of water, bug spray and suntan lotion especially in the summer.

paddle sports
5 months ago

This place was amazing. Gorgeous. Calm spring-fed river. Kayaking is great and relaxing here.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail. Great views of the river

nice veried terrain at the beginning and near the end. Tree covered during most of the hike. Saw two deer both were bucks. No water during the hike so bring at least a L. During spring and summer use tick and insect spray

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful day. There were other people hiking, which is always nice. I took to Florida trail for the most part; it’s super Well marked. I did walk on the bunny trail which is part of a bike trail does pretty good too. There are bugs. But no mosquitoes. And spiderwebs

beautiful area but does NOT allow pets.

this park was Florida's most visited, till Disney.

biked and hiked part of this today. it's actually an easy trail. Wood peckers on trail and saw a coral snake while biking but it scurried away quickly. the paved bike trail is awesome! had fun! so glad we have a safe riding option in Ocala! fun day. will return!

Great short walk in well landscaped park. Family friendly for strollers and seniors. Great design to trail to increase distance in a rather small space.

off road driving
8 months ago

This was my first off road experience. We had a great time. If this was easy though I can’t imagine difficult.

nice paved and unpaved trails for biking or walking

hiking
9 months ago

The trail is only two miles. Nice shadier walk. Park and trail well kept.

There is a nice paved trail, perfect for biking. Very easy. Wear sunscreen as there is no shade. Gets really hot mid summer for this reason. The Florida trail and Cross Florida Greenway intersect here. A few hilly spots to mountain bike. Very peaceful. Lovely park with large playground at start of trail. Clean restrooms and facility.

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