Ocala National
Forest

The Ocala National Forest ls the second largest nationally protected forest in the U.S. State of Florida. It covers 607 square miles (1,570 km2) of Central Florida. It is located three miles (5 km) east of Ocala and 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Gainesville. The Ocala National Forest, established in 1908, is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River and the southernmost national for…
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One of the most scenic segments of the Florida Trail, the hike from Pat's Island…
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Amid a patchwork of scrub ridges and longleaf pine islands, the Florida Trail ma…
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For 10.5 miles through Juniper Prairie Wilderness in the Ocala National Forest, …
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One of Central Florida's most scenic and easy-to-follow day hikes, the St. Franc…
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An immersion in both sandhills and scrub awaits on this 7.4 mile hike along the …
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On the Florida Trail south of Eaton Creek in the Ocala National Forest, you'll t…
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A six-mile-long prairie, a vast marshland in the middle of the dry Big Scrub, Ho…
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At Ocklawaha Prairie, east of Lake Weir and south of Marshall Swamp, trails lead…
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Between Eaton Creek and Salt Springs, this 12 mile segment of the Florida Trail …
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Winding along and around a mosaic of both dry and wet prairies that make up the …
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Deep in the Ocala National Forest, the Davenport Landing Trail leads you on a sc…
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The 2.3-mile Lake Eaton Trail is loop trail providing a gentle descent through a…
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The oldest section of the Florida Trail runs 11 miles between between Clearwater…
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In the heart of the Big Scrub of the Ocala National Forest, the Lake Eaton Sinkh…
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The Clearwater Lake Loop, which starts and ends at the day use area inside the C…
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Get acquainted with Big Scrub on this 8.4-mile stretch of the Florida Trail in t…
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Walk the landscape and discover the history that inspired Marjorie Kinnan Rawlin…
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An easy walk of 2 miles, the Salt Springs Loop in the Ocala National Forest is a…
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Experience crystalline waters emerging from the midst of the world’s largest scr…
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While less than a mile long, the Timucuan Trail at Alexander Springs Recreation …
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