Explore the most popular birding 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.

horseback riding
17 days 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.

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.

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

biked and hiked part of this today. it's actually an easy trail. Wood packers 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.

nice paved and unpaved trails for biking or walking

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.

horseback riding
6 months ago

Ride here 2-3 times per week for past 17 years. Great equestrian community here.

Not much to look at. Good for exercise.

no parking what so ever. no trail head. parking along side of hwy. 40 will get you very stuck or your vehicle broken into. on the plus side FL trails are beautiful with abundant wildlife. bring water, bug spray and have fun.

8 months ago

No parking. It was flooded after a thunderstorm the previous day. Nice trees.

8 months ago

I’m not sure this trail is really on AllTrails. But there are two of them. Lake eaton One is a sinkhole there’s a boardwalk. It’s pretty amazing. I missed it the last time I was here somehow. The other is a trail around the lake. Lake eaton. You have a feeling of real isolation when you’re here. But you’re really not that far from Silver Springs. You know you stayed at the right hotel when at the elevator they show a map how to get to this place. I came early in the morning 6:30 AM I thought I might hear more birds. But still a very fun walk invigorating. 56°

9 months ago

well-maintained relaxing trail. lots of birds, butterflies and squirrels. the pine trees were beautiful. some pretty flowers too. would definitely do again

10 months ago

Good out and back train. I saw a HUGE owl during the day.

Both the Florida Trail and paved trails in this section are really nice.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wish they would plant more native plants?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

I can't wait to try this walk in the fall, and it's not so humid sure mosquitoes, fewer biting flies. I think would've really like about this trail is how far off the beaten path you feel. What are you are you go on several dirt roads to get to it. And you won't likely see anybody on the trail, although they are wonderfully marked with signs throughout about the wildlife. The boardwalk so great if only I could learn to walk without scaring off all the wildlife. Lots of spiderwebs so bring a Walkingstick. If her last birds in the morning humidity is still very high.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

There are two trails here. I went on the sinkhole loop first. If you like isolated, thick woods and narrow trAils this is perfect. I only had time to do a little bit of the lake eaton trail. I'll be back to see the lake. Once again I used the trekking poles brother Jim gave me. Thanks Jim

Thursday, July 06, 2017

This is a great out and back trail that will bring you from the campground/museum area to the headwaters of the Silver River. Some of the trail is shaded but at least half of the trail had no tree cover so you are hiking in the full Florida sun. The trail is mostly hardpacked with some of the trail being soft sand.

I love riding my bike here. It's the right distance and difficulty for me. It's all right for walking but a bit hot. Sometime I need to try hiking the unpaved trails though. There's a playground at one end as well.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Great walking for single individuals, families, groups, photography buffs! Best thing... no admission and accessible bathrooms.

Gorgeous landscaping through out the park, places to sit if you need to rest, and many photo opportunities.

Fun for little ones to see the fish and turtles in the pond, shaded areas, and paths are close by the parking lot.

Friday, May 05, 2017

This is one of my favorite trails! There are several different options of which trail to take while hiking so it never gets boring. There are different trails for hiking, biking & horseback riding so you don't usually have to worry about watching out for others who may be moving much faster.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

very easy to use.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

No place to safely park.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Paved walking trails with koi pond, gardens, and woods walk.

road biking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Flat paved with one small hill. Nice quiet trail much like a golf course but no golf. Good restrooms.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Great relaxing walk !

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Great for my daughters. Pets on leash are allowed!

Friday, August 07, 2015

Went on July 8-9th, got a late start so we had to battle a lot of spiders at night. We didn't get in until after midnight. But going through the prairie was beautiful, and a group of A-10 Warthogs practicing at the naval bombing range was a nice way to start the trail. I wouldn't recommend hiking in the middle of the summer, going back when the weather is more favorable!!

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