Citrus - Trail 17

Inverness, Florida (Citrus County)

Last Updated: 05/24/2020
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 4.35 miles
Highest Elevation: 119 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Inverness
Nearest Town w/ Services: Inverness
Official Road Name: Trail 17
Management Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
District: Northcentral


Highlight: Citrus - Trail 17
Trail 17 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 17 is the fastest trail in Citrus WMA! The trail​ is wide and mostly sugar sand with hill climbs. There will be spots underwater​ so slow down for those. Trail 17 also takes drivers deep into northern Citrus 17 where vehicle speed slows down for mild climbs over rain-eroded ledges and mild off-camber hills!


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1. Trailhead from South Lecanto Highway (0 mi)
Trailhead is easily found by the large "Withlacoochee State Forest Citrus Wildlife Management Area" located off South Lecanto Highway.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lecanto, Florida

At the intersection of Highway 44 and FL-491, take FL-491 south for 6.5 miles. You will see a sign for "Withlacoochee State Forest" on the left side, this is the trailhead for Trail 17.


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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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