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!
National Forest Road 05 runs north and south through Ocala National Forest. Drivers can expect a scenic experience as the trail winds through the forest and climb hills. FR05 is great for anyone looking for a relaxing drive through the forest and don't be surprised to see a few black bears run across the road!
At the intersection of FL-40 and Country Line Road 314A, take County Line Road 314A north for almost 4.5 miles. There will be a dirt road on the right/east side; turn onto it. Follow it for about a 1/4 mile and there will be another dirt road on the north side and a sigh for Lake Eaton Campground. The trail starts here.
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.