Ocala - Forest Road 46

Fort Mc Coy, Florida (Marion County)

Last Updated: 03/01/2020
4 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 12.55 miles
Highest Elevation: 180 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Fort Mc Coy
Nearest Town w/ Services: Fort Mc Coy
Official Road Name: 46
Management Agency: Ocala National Forest
District: Pipeline Unit


Highlight: Ocala - Forest Road 46
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 46 is a sandy trail that runs through Ocala National Forest. Drivers will navigate through vegetation attempting to retake the trail. Plenty of orange and white sandy areas with some mud to drive through in the deep forest areas. Once out of the dense forest area FR46 opens up to multiple great scenic areas where the trees and sky seem to touch. Hikers will also appreciate FR46 as a trailhead for Pat's Island is located on this trail.


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1. National Forest Road 46 Trailhead (0 mi)
Trailhead starts deep in the forest and the trail is very narrow.

Directions to Trailhead

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. Follow it for about 2.2 miles and there will be an intersection for FR05-18.4, turn north and go one mile. There will be an intersection for FR46, turn east and the trail will start here. The trail will be very narrow between the trailhead and FR09, divers can expect pinstriping in this area. For drivers who wish to prevent pinstriping, start FR46 in reverse and stop once at the intersection of FR09.


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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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