Osceola - FR237

Lake City, Florida (Columbia County)

Last Updated: 03/16/2020
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 11.92 miles
Highest Elevation: 181 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Lake City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lake City
Official Road Name: 237
Management Agency: Osceola National Forest
District: Osceola National Forest


Highlight: Osceola - FR237
Osceola National Forest is one of three National Forests in Florida. Spanning 266,000 acres Osceola is the smallest of Florida's National Forests. Exploring Osceola National Forest can be done in many ways such as hiking, ATVs, horseback, and street-legal vehicles. Ocala National Forest is great for anyone looking to hunt, camp, watch wildlife, or visit the Lewis D. Whitaker shooting range! National Forest Road 237 has multiple personalities. At first, FR237 starts on an easy maintained dirt road, but explorers quickly find out the trail is going to change after crossing a bridge that's underwater. FR237 cuts through forest and swamp where drivers can expect long and deep water crossings. Once out of the swamp drivers will be back in a scenic forest only shortly to find yet more water crossings! FR237 is a fun trail as long as explorers are experienced and have the proper recovery equipment.


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1. National Forest Road 237 Trailhead (0 mi)
Trailhead starts at the intersection of FR233 and FR237. Take FR237 north.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lake City, Florida

Starting at the intersection of US-441 and NE Tammy Lane, go north on US-441 for almost 3.5 miles. Turn right onto NE Christie Road and follow it for about two miles until you cross over a bridge. On the northern side of the bridge will be an intersection for FR233 and FR237, the trailhead lies here.


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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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