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 38 is a scenic road that climbs and descends through Ocala National Forest. FR38 is a scenic trail for anyone looking for a relaxing ride. The trail cuts through the forest and appears to never end as the next hill blocks the view ahead.
At the intersection of Levy Hammock Road and Fl-40, take FL-40 east for almost 1.5 miles. Look for a brown, "Ocala National Forest Recreation area - Mill Dam" sign and turn north onto FR05. After about 3.5 miles there will be a dirt road on the east side of FR05. Turn onto this road where the trail will begin.
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.