Explore the most popular hiking 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.

A little confusing getting started from the parking lot. Head southwest of the parking lot to pick up trail. Beautiful oak forest with unique trees. Travel over land bridge over I75. Follow orange/foot trail signs.

Have been here a couple times. This last time I made it to the end and it clocked in from the front sign to the end sign 4.9 miles but if you walk around the sign it goes to 5.0. It is extremely well maintained. With several benches to rest or take photos and bridges to cross the water areas of the swamp. So many picture moments as it was lush and green. No ticks but saw a large spider off to the side not bothering anyone. Picnic table at the end was a bonus to take a rest and have some water and a snack before heading back. There were no pamphlets again but I will call in and have someone drop some off. Well marked trail.

Awesome trails! Something for every level...and I do mean every level beginner-Pro!

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

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

1 month 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.

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.

3 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.

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!

5 months ago

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

paddle sports
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

Beautiful trail. Great views of the river

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.

nice paved and unpaved trails for biking or walking

10 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.

wonderful paved multi use trail!

11 months ago

Nice trail to hike or bike.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Not much to look at. Good for exercise.

Nice trail, however it is 4.5 miles one way

mountain biking
Monday, December 11, 2017

Great ride. Very clean.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Beautiful weather. Ended up at dusk. I hiked the bike trails. They are steep areas in some parts I wish I brought my trekking poles

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