Goethe - Road 7

Dunnellon, Florida (Levy County)

Last Updated: 07/12/2020
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 2.65 miles
Highest Elevation: 97 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Dunnellon
Nearest Town w/ Services: Dunnellon
Official Road Name: Road 7
Management Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
District: Goethe State Forest


Highlight: Goethe - Road 7
Goethe State Forest is located in central Florida and spans almost 54,000 acres. Exploring Goethe State Forest can be done in many ways, such as hiking, bicycling, horseback, and street-legal vehicles. Goethe State Forest is great for anyone looking to hunt, fish, camp, and watch wildlife. Road 7 is located in central Goethe State Forest and takes visitors to the west border. Road 7 and Road 2 make up the Dewitt T. Watson Loop. Trail 7 will take visitors through various scenic areas such as open clearings from logging, highly dense vegetation sections, and areas where prescribed burns charred trees, but now lush green vegetation has grown back. Road 7 will also have shallow water crossings with gravel footing so drivers won't have to worry about mudholes!


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Road 7 trailhead is at the fork of Road 2. Keep right/north to start Road 7.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Dunnellon

At the intersection of N Williams St and Cedar St, turn westbound onto Cedar St. Follow Cedar St. for about 5 miles then turn northbound onto FL-336. Follow FL-336 for about 10.5 miles until reaching FL-121. Turn right/north onto FL-121 and continue for almost 1.2 miles. There will be two large brown signs for Goethe State Forest and Big Cypress Boardwalk. Turn left/west onto the gravel road. Follow Cow Creek Road until reaching a fork for Road 2 and Cow Creek Road. Keep left and follow the sign for Road 2. Follow Road 2 for almost 3.75 miles and there will be a fork. Keep right and Trail 7 begins. There are no road signs at the trailhead.


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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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