Ocala - Forest Road 05-17.8A

Silver Springs, Florida (Marion County)

Last Updated: 03/02/2020
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Highlight: Ocala - Forest Road 05-17.8A
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 05-17.8A is a trail for narrow vehicles including ATVs, UTVs, and dirtbikes! Drivers can expect to weave through the countless tree branches attempting to take over the trail. The trail is deep within Ocala National Forest and connects to other narrow trails! FR05-17.8A offers a few areas to pull over to take a break and have a snack, but watch out for bears!


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1. National Forest Road 05-17.8A Trailhead (0 mi)
Trailhead for FR05-17.8A starts shortly after getting on FR05-17.8. There will be an intersection so follow the sign for FR05-17.8A trail north.

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Starting Point: Silver Springs, Florida

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. This road turns into FR05 but stays east for about three miles. FR05 will turn south but continue straight and enter into the narrow trail covered by trees. There will be a sign for FR08-17.8A, follow it north.


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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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