Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

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
1 month 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 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

hiking
3 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!

horseback riding
4 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.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great ride. Very clean.

hiking
6 months ago

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

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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
7 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°

Went mountain biking and it was a lot of fun. The yellow routes were a little too easy and the blues were definitely doable and the most fun. Good for family time or just hanging with some friends.

hiking
9 months ago

Post Irma 10 days First off, the mosquitoes are really bad. So make sure you bring some deet. If you're hiking you'll probably need to stick to the bike trails, they are pretty much clear. The Florida trail is not. Interesting post Irma Walk. Huge. I mean huge trees are down. Pretty amazing walk.

trail=excellent
day=HOT

hiking
10 months ago

Looks like the Swamp and River Trails are combined here. They're both great.

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

walking
10 months ago

Wish they would plant more native plants?

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

I just wanted to keep going and going. Gorgeous!

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.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Beautiful took the river trail its short and easy. Very scenic with the river along the way at few areas. The day was picture perfect.

mountain biking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Love Santos! The best mountain biking trail around!

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