South Grade

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4/5 (2 reviews)
Webster, Florida (Sumter County)
Last Updated: 05/24/2020
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Richloam Wildlife Management Area spans 58,000 acres, crossing into Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, and Lake counties. Richloam is located in a swamp and is full of outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and horseback riding! Swamps offer wildlife plenty of food and water to survive so visitors can expect to see various animals from deer, hogs, gators, birds, and plenty of insects. South Grade is a really fun road if you enjoy mud and water! It runs through portions of the Richloam WMA and goes deep into woods and swampland. It is one of four main roads in the area but is much less traveled than the others. It is common to find other vehicles stuck on/around South Grade Road and helping others in need will surely be a memorable event!

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Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

South Grade is a little harder due to several holes that fill up in the rain. F350 4x4, 2002 Tacoma 4x2 with about 3 inches of lift and a stock newer Colorado with limited slip got through just fine but there were a couple good size holes that we had to use the edge to get through. The western half is pretty smooth but pot holes jump out if you're moving quick.
Trail Review: South Grade - Keaton R Munroe
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/27/2019

South Grade is a fun road if you enjoy mud and water. Expect the road to change weekly during Florida's wet seasons as there's lots of running water across the trail. Be sure to bring recovery equipment and if possible a buddy in their 4x4! South Grade is also the trail less traveled so you'll see plenty of wildlife.

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