Ocala National Forest Ocala South Trail

Salt Springs, Florida 32134

Ocala National Forest Ocala South Trail

Ocala National Forest: Ocala South Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

Ocala National Forest: Ocala South Trail Trip Reports

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3/12/2011
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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Trail Information

Salt Springs
Nearby City
38.4
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 to 4 days
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
Ocala National Forest
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