|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Highest Elevation:||138 feet|
|Duration:||About 30 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Inverness|
|Official Road Name:||Trail 16|
|Management Agency:||Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission|
Citrus Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is one of Florida's state forests, spans almost 50,000 acres, and is located in both Citrus and Hernando Counties. It offers plenty of 4WD and hiking trails. Trail 16 is one of the main 4WD trails in Citrus WMA as it goes east and west through the entire WMA. Because it is one of the main roads it is decently maintained and consists of sand/dirt. It offers a great start to explore the area as it will give drivers previews of what you will experience while off-roading: sugar sand, dirt, mild hill climbs, standing water areas, and will practice good tire placement. There will be parts of Trail 16 that gets eroded away from Florida's heavy downpours which creates some memorable areas to engage 4WD and climb over mild ledges and get some off-camber areas.
Dirt and/or rocky road. Potential rocks and/or tree stumps less than 8" tall and/or vertical ledges less than 9" tall and/or near vertical ledges or waterfalls less than 12" inches. Good tire placement likely. Can be steep but with good traction.Read more about our rating system
The trailhead is easily identified by the, "Withlacoochee State Forest Citrus Wildlife Management Area" sign.
Trail 16 and Trail 13 intersect here. Trail 13 runs north and south and is one of the other main trails in Citrus WMA.
Intersection for Trail 16 and Trail 11. Continue straight/east to stay on Trail 16.
Intersection for Trail 16 and Trail 9. Continue straight/east to stay on Trail 16.
Mutual Mine Campground is only open during hunting season.
Trail 16 off Pleasant Grove Road. Take Pleasant Grove Road north to Inverness if you need to refuel, eat, lodging, etc.
Starting Point: Lecanto, Florida
Mutual Mine Campground is a hunting campsite, which means it is only open during hunting season. It is primitive with water, picnic tables, grills, and restrooms (no showers). Alcohol and pets are not permitted, Camping is best suited for truck/SUV, and tents as RVs may not fit. For more info and campsite reservations please visit: https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Withlacoochee-State-Forest/Recreation-at-Withlacoochee-State-Forest#mutual