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!
FR22 cuts east and west through Ocala National Forest. The east side of FR22 cuts through the forest where drivers will have fun climbing sandy hills and enjoying the view! FR22 also has its low points in the forest where mud and water live. FR22 is also one of the main roads to the Naval Bombing Range and is about as close as any civilian can legally get to watch living bombing drills!
At the intersection of FL-19 and SE 127th St. Road, take FL-19 north for almost 3.5 miles. There will be a white sand road on the west side; turn onto it. Follow NFS595-2 for almost 2.5 miles, then turn left/south onto National Forest Road 22.13.8. Continue south for a mile and turn left/west on FR22-10.4 and the trail starts here.
FR22 is a fun trail, at least on the east side in the forest. Towards the middle and west side of FR22 it becomes dull. However, it was cool watching military jets practice bombing and shooting the impact range!
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.