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Ocala National Forest
Near: OcalaFL (Weather)
Number of
5 Total
100 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
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Trail Description Double and single track sandy trails as well as graded roads to ride. Fair amount of deep sand in trails, especially during dry season. Very pleasant experience for the most part. Unfortunately, you will find trash on some trails, especially near public access points.
Best Time to Visit Fall through spring except during hunting seasons.
Times to Avoid Gun hunting season. Call the Ranger District or Florida State Wildlife for information.
Campground Doe Lake Campground is primarily for group camping (fee and advance reservations) There is primitive camping reachable by horse or small rig (e.g. Pickup camper and trailer ). There are a number of private horse camps adjacent to the forest. Call the Ranger District for information. They are very helpful.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Primitive National Forest Service
Seminole Ranger District
40929 State Road 19
Umatilla, FL 32784
Additional Info
Directions There are multiple trail heads. Most are in the area of the intersection of Route 19 and 42 east of Ocala. All trails are located in the southern third of the forest.
This information was provided by Jo on 11/15/2005 1:17:26 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)