Osceola - FR286

Sanderson, Florida (Baker County)

Last Updated: 04/02/2020
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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 286 is a fairly straight trail located in southeastern Osceola National Forest. FR286 was once a logging road so there are many cleared out areas, but still plenty of forest remains. FR286 is mainly a scenic trail with tall trees surrounding the road, however, there are areas that will become muddy during the wet season.


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1. National Forest Road 286 Trailhead (0 mi)
Trailhead starts just inside the boundary line for Osceola National Forest.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Sanderson, Florida

Starting at the intersection of US-90 and County Road 229, take CR229 north for 2.7 miles, then turn left/east onto Herod Dopson Road. Follow Herod Dopson Road for 2.7 miles and turn right/north onto FR286. Follow FR286 for 1.5 miles and once inside the boundary for Osceola National Forest, the trail will begin.


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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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