Ocala - NE 142nd Place Road and NF 29

Salt Springs, Florida (Marion County)

Last Updated: 02/04/2020
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 7.23 miles
Highest Elevation: 88 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Salt Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Salt Springs
Official Road Name: 29
Management Agency: Ocala National Forest
District: Church Lake Unit


Highlight: Ocala - NE 142nd Place Road and NF 29
Ocala National Forest is one of three National Forests in Florida. Spanning 385,000 acres, Ocala is the second largest National Forest in Florida. Exploring Ocala National Forest can be done in many ways such as hiking, boating, horseback, OHV, ATV, and street-legal vehicles. Ocala National Forest is great for anyone looking to hunt, camp, watch wildlife, visit a shooting range, or even see the Naval Bombing Range! NE 142nd Place Road and National Forest Road 29 are located on the northwest side of Ocala National Forest. FR29 is a scenic route that allows the opportunity for spotting wildlife along with connecting to other trails throughout Ocala National Forest. The trail will dead-end at St. Johns River where a ferry can transport vehicles across to Crescent City.


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1. Trailhead from FL-19 (0 mi)
The trailhead starts right off FL-19 and is clearly marked by a green roadsign for NE 142 Place Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Salt Springs, Florida

Starting at the intersection of FL-19 and NE 134th Pl, take FL-19 north for almost a mile. At the intersection of East Creek 316 and NE 142nd Place Road, turn east/right onto NE 142nd Place Road. Trailhead starts as soon as your tires touch dirt.


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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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