Citrus - Trail 16

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3/5 (1 reviews)
Inverness, Florida (Citrus County)
Last Updated: 08/03/2022
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Trail 16 is one of the main 4WD trails in Citrus WMA as it goes east and west through the entire WMA. Trail 16 offers a great starting trail for Citrus WMA as the area will give drivers previews of what to experience while off-roading: bright-white soft Florida sugar sand, dirt, mild hill climbs, shallow standing water areas, and practice for good tire placement. There will be parts of Trail 16 that are 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. Citrus Wildlife Management Area is a very popular and active Management Area. Citrus WMA is almost 50,000 acres and is part of both Citrus and Hernando counties. Citrus WMA provides plenty of four-wheeling, hiking, biking, and horse riding trails along with multiple camping sites.

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Trail 16 is made of compact clay/dirt and soft sugar sand. The trail is cut straight through the forest with a few bends. Trail 16 has a few mild elevation changes on the 6-mile trek. Obstacles on Trail 16 consist of soft sugar sand, mild washout areas, and shallow water/mud crossings. Trail 16 is best suited for 4WD trucks/SUVs and drivers of all experiences.

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3/5 (1)
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/11/2019

Trail 16 is a great trail to start on when visiting Citrus WMA. Airing up/down at Trail 16 and Trail 13 intersection is my favorite place as pesky bugs like deer and horse flies will be at a minimum. Speaking of bugs expect to bring bug repellent if vising Citrus WMA during July and August! The minor ledge climbs in eroded areas makes the trail more interesting at times, some water holes here and there but nothing soupy or thick mud. A good place to introduce new offroaders and Trail 16 can be done in many stock 4x4 vehicles.

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