Ocala - Forest Road 50

Fort Mc Coy, Florida (Marion County)

Last Updated: 03/02/2020
3 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Nearby Trails
Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 13.89 miles
Highest Elevation: 151 feet
Duration: About 30 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: 50
Management Agency: Ocala National Forest
District: Hopkins Prairie Unit
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Highlights

Highlight: Ocala - Forest Road 50
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 50 is a great scenic trail that runs the entire length east and west through Ocala National Forest. FR50 also connects to Hopkins Prairie Campground and Lake George hiking trail. FR50 will have a few high spots overlooking the forest. Anyone looking to park and unload ORV will also appreciate the Hopkins ORV right next to Hopkins Prairie lake!

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Route Information

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Waypoints

1. National Forest Road 50 Trailhead (0 mi)
FR50 starts when the asphalt ends and dirt begins.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 29.269840, -81.650862

Starting Point: Fort McCoy, Florida

Starting at the intersection of NE 79th Place and FL-19, take FL-19 south for a little over a mile. On the east side of FL-19 there will be a sign for NE77th street, turn here. Once the road turns from asphalt to dirt, FR50 begins.

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Trail Reviews (3)

Author:
Status: Open
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Rating:
Trail is nice and easy. Seems to be well maintained and has many side trails you can take. I managed to take one side trail that had many water pits. I was visiting from California and would love to go back and hit some of the trails with my own vehicle. Just happened to rent a Gladiator and took a scenic route.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
Nice dirt road to get you into the Forrest area. Nothing technical or challenging.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
FR50 is a calm scenic ride through Ocala National Forest. The OHV loading area is a great place for a break!

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Writer Information

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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