Ocala National Forest Ocala South Trail

Salt Springs, Florida

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The Ocala South Trail traverses mostly pine and hardwood forests, offering one of Florida’s drier hiking routes. It passes through Farles Prairie, a huge grassy expanse that’s often an excellent place for spotting wildlife. You can increase your likelihood of spotting early-morning wildlife by camping here. Pine trees and saw palmetto characterize much of the Florida Trail’s southern section in the Ocala National Forest.
Hiking Central Florida

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Hiking Central Florida

by M. Timothy O'Keefe (Falcon Guides)

The Ocala South Trail traverses mostly pine and hardwood forests, offering one of Florida’s drier hiking routes. It passes through Farles Prairie, a huge grassy expanse that’s often an excellent place for spotting wildlife.

You can increase your likelihood of spotting early-morning wildlife by camping here. Pine trees and saw palmetto characterize much of the Florida Trail’s southern section in the Ocala National Forest.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Salt Springs
Distance: 38.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 days
Season: Fall through spring
Local Contacts: Ocala National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Ocala National Forest: Ocala South Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/12/2011
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Did this trail as a 3 day hike starting at clearwater lake. it was a great hike. trail was well maintained except for juniper prairie wilderness where there were quite a few trees down and a small water crossing with only a narrow rotting log to get across. Very little shade in juniper prairie wilderness so a stop at hidden pond to cool off and filter some water is a welcome break. Overall a great trip.



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May 2018