Citrus - Trail 12

Inverness, Florida (Citrus County)

Last Updated: 06/16/2020
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.94 miles
Highest Elevation: 120 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Inverness
Nearest Town w/ Services: Inverness
Official Road Name: Trail 12
Management Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
District: Northcentral


Highlight: Citrus - Trail 12
Trail 12 is located in the Citrus Wildlife Management Area and consists of almost 50,000 acres. Spanning both Citrus and Hernando counties Citrus WMA provides plenty of four-wheeling, hiking, and horse trails along with multiple camping sites. Trail 12 has a good variety on the trail. Drivers can expect to encounter soft Florida sugar sand, climbing orange clay ledges which have been eroded from torrential rainfall, and mild off-camber action! Trail 12 is another fun trail that Citrus WMA is known​ for.


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1. Trailhead from Trail 15 (0 mi)
Trailhead for Trail 12 starts at the intersection with Trail 15. Look for a white, "Trail 12" sign nailed to a tree.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lecanto, FL

At the intersection of Highway 44 and FL-491, take FL-491 south for 8.5 miles. You will see a sign for "Withlacoochee State Forest" on the left side, this is Trail 16. Follow Trail 16 for about a mile then turn left/north onto Trail 15. Stay on Trail 15, merge onto Trail 14 going east, then turn left/north back onto Trail 15. Keep going on Trail 15 for a half-mile, then turn right/east onto Trail 12.


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Jeff Bulat

Jeff is an outdoor enthusiast located in the central Florida area. He enjoys exploring Florida's less traveled roads, visiting historic sites, and getting away from the city. While on trails Jeff is a huge supporter of tread lightly and believes in, "take out what you take in." A love for vehicles has recently brought Jeff to the world of off-roading. He is still new to the game but is enthusiastic about learning new techniques, vehicles, equipment, technology, and bringing all together to contribute to TrailsOffoad.
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