Tiger Bay State Forest - Gopher Ridge Road

3/5 (2 reviews)
Daytona Beach, Florida (Volusia County)
Last Updated: 02/28/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

Tiger Bay State Forest is located in east-central Florida and spans about 30,000 acres. Tiger Bay State Forest got its name because of the large wetland that supplies Daytona Beach, DeLand, and other local municipals with water. Tiger Bay State Forest is home to two natural lakes named Indian Lake and Scoggin Lake, and multiple other natural and manmade ponds. These bodies of water bring all types of wildlife; fish, gators, bears, deer, panthers, birds, and insects to the area. Tiger Bay State Forest allows visitors to take in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature by camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, and hunting. Gopher Ridge Road is the primary and longest road located in western Tiger Bay State Forest. The trail starts at an old brick road that is about a 1/4-mile in length. Gopher Ridge Road travels through the forest where explorers will be surrounded by thick green vegetation. The trail is not as maintained as Rima Ridge Road located in eastern Tiger Bay State Forest, but Gopher Ridge Road has a more offroad feeling due to the sandy and loose dirt footing. Gopher Ridge Road is another calm trail in Tiger Bay State Forest for anyone looking to get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest.

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Trail Reviews

3/5 (2 reviews)
Status: Partially Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did this trail during Jeep Beach 2022. Nice cruise through the state forest. We did the Dark Entry Trail even though the sign said closed to vehicles but was so full of bullet holes. I just pretended I didn’t see it. Trail had a few mud holes had to winch out of one. overall it was a good time
Jeff Bulat
Official Crew
17950
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 02/13/2021

Gopher Ridge Road is a great cruising trail in Tiger Bay State Forest. The brick road is an odd but nice surprise to start the trail. Gopher Ridge Road is mostly dirt and sand but visitors will not need 4WD to access the trail; a nice scenic and easy trail.

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