1. Tread Lightly! Four Wheel Drive Way Trailhead
Turn right/south onto Forest Road 09
. There are easy identifiers for the trail other than a small brown sign about 100' south of FL-316. The trail is exactly 3.2 miles east of the Marathon gas station at 14929 E Hwy 316, Fort McCoy, Florida 32134
2. Forest Road 01-3.2 - Turn Right/West
Forest Road 01-3.2 is identified by a small brown sign on the west side of Forest Road 09
3. Intersection - Turn Left/South
Turn left/south at the intersection.
4. Forest Road 01-4.5 - Keep Straight/West
Keep straight onto FR01-4.5 as indicated by the brown sign.
5. Unknown Road - Keep Straight/West
Unknown trail, keep straight to stay on FR01-4.5.
6. Forest Road 01 Intersection - Turn Left/South
Turn left/south onto Forest Road 01.
7. Forest Road 01-4.11 - Turn Left/East
Turn left/east onto FR01-4.11.
8. Forest Road 01-3.2 - Turn Right/South
Intersection with FR01-3.2, turn right/south.
9. Unknown Trail - Keep Straight/South
Unknown trail, keep straight/south on FR01-3.2.
10. Forest Road 01-2.1 - Keep Straight/South
Intersection for FR01-2.1. Keep straight/south on FR01-3.2.
11. Forest Road 67-0A7 - Turn Left\West
Intersection with FR67-0A7, turn left/west to stay on FR01-3.2.
12. Unknown Trail - Turn Left/South
Unknown trail, turn left/south to stay on FR01-3.2.
13. Fork - Turn Right/West
Turn right/west at the fork.
14. Forest Road 01 Intersection - Turn Left/South
Turn left/south onto Forest Road 01.
15. Forest Road 01-0.7 Intersection - Turn Left/North
Turn left/north onto FR01-0.7.
16. Forest Road 09 Intersection - Keep Straight/North
Intersection with Forest Road 09
, keep straight/north to stay on FR01-0.7.
17. Forest Road 09-23.9A - Keep Straight/North
FR09-23.9A, keep straight/north on FR01-0.7.
18. Forest Road 09-24.7 - Turn Right/East
Intersection with Forest Road 09-24.7. Turn right/east onto FR09-24-7.
19. Forest Road 09-24.7 - Turn Left/North
Turn left/north to stay on FR09-24-7.
20. Forest Road 11 - Turn Right/East
Turn right/east onto the dirt trail that runs parallel to the pavement of Forest Road 11.
21. Forest Road 09-24.7B - Turn Right/South
Turn right/south onto FR09-24.7B. There are no signs for FR09-24.7B however it is the first dirt road since turning onto FR11.
22. Forest Road 88-302 - Keep Right/South
FR88-302 is closed. Keep right/south on FR09-24.7.
23. Forest Road 09-24.7 - Turn Left/East
Turn left/east onto FR09-24.7.
24. Unknown Trail - Keep Left/East
Unknown trail, keep left/east.
25. Forest Road 58 - Turn Right/South
FR09-24.7 ends as Forest Road 50. Turn right/south onto FR50.
26. Forest Road 09-23.6 - Turn Right/West
FR09-23.6 is identified by a small brown and white sign covered by brush. Turn right/west onto FR09-23.6.
27. Forest Road 09 - Turn Right/North
28. Forest Road 01-0.7 - Turn Left/South
Forest Road 09
intersection with FR01-0.7 will look familiar. Retrace your tracks by turning left/south back onto FR01-0.7.
29. Forest Road 01 Intersection - Turn Left/South
FR01-0.7 ends at Forest Road 01. Turn left/south onto FR01.
30. NE Highway 314 - Turn Left/East
Intersection with NE Highway 314. There are no dirt tracks that run paralell to NE Highway 314, so turn left/east onto the pavement. Watch your speed if you've aired down and get ready for about a 2.5 mile drive.
31. Forest Road 50-3.8 - Turn Right/South
At about 2.5 miles there will be a dirt road on the south side of NE Highway 314. Turn right/south onto FR50-3.8.
32. Forest Road 50-3.8A - Turn Left/East
Turn left/east onto FR50-3.8A.
33. Forest Road 58 - Turn Right/South
Turn right/south onto Forest Road 58.
34. Forest Road 58-3.6 - Keep Right/South
Keep right/south at the fork to stay on FR58.
35. Forest Road 50-4.8 - Turn Right/South
Look for a brown sign identifying FR50-4.8 and turn right/east onto it.
36. Unknown Trail - Keep Straight/South
Continue straight/south to stay on FR 50-4.8.
37. Forest Road 09-21.5 - Turn Right/West
At the intersection turn right/west onto FR09-21.5. There will be a brown sign to help identify the trail.
38. Forest Road 09-21.5A - Turn Left/South
Turn left/south at the intersection to access FR09-21.5A.
39. Unknown Trail - Keep Left/South
Keep left/south at the fork.
40. Fork - Keep Left/South
Continue left/south at the fork to stay on FR09-21.5A.
41. Intersection - Turn Left/South
At the intersection turn left/south to stay on FR09-21.5A.
42. Forest Road 50-4.8 - Turn Right/South
FR09-21.5A ends at FR50-4.8. Turn right/south onto FR50-4.8.
43. Forest Road 50 Intersection - Keep Straight/South
Intersection with Forest Road 50
. Keep straight/south and stay on FR50-4.8.
44. Forest Road 09-18.3 - Turn Right/West
This large intersection has a few areas to climb with your rig. Turn right/west onto FR09-18.3.
45. Forest Road 09-17.9 - Keep Straight/West
Intersection for FR09-17.9. Continue straight/west and stay on FR09-18.3.
46. Forest Road 09 - Turn Left/South
47. Forest Road 38 - Keep Straight/South
48. FL-40 Intersection - Keep Straight/South
Cross over FR-40 to continue on FR09
49. Forest Road 09-13.5 - Turn Left/East Then Keep Right/South
Turn left/east onto FR09-13.5 and immediately turn right/south. There will be a gate on the right side to travel through.
50. Forest Road 09-12.1A - Turn Right/South
Turn right/west off FR09-31.5 and onto FR09-12.1A.
51. Forest Road 09-12.9 - Turn Right/West
Turn right/west at the intersection for FR09-12.9.
52. Forest Road 09 - Turn Left/South
53. Forest Road 09-11.0 - Turn Right/West
Turn right/west onto FR09-11.0. The trail will be identified by a brown sign.
54. Forest Road 22-3.7 - Keep Straight/West
Continue straight to stay on FR09-11.0.
55. Forest Road 05 - Turn Left/South
56. Fork - Keep Left/East
Keep left at the fork to stay on FR05.
57. Forest Road 22 - Keep Straight/South
58. Forest Road 14-2.6A - Keep Right/West
Keep right to stay on FR05
59. Forest Road 05-4.2 - Keep Straight/South
Forest Road 05-4.2 may be tempting to explore, but continue straight/south on FR05
60. Forest Road 14 - Keep Straight/South
61. Forest Road 05-2.2 - Turn Left/East
Turn left/east onto FR05-2.2. There will be a mild shelf to climb down.
62. Forest Road 13-1.7 - Turn Right/East
Watch for a fork to the right of the trail. Turn right/east onto FR13-1.7.
63. Forest Road 13-1.7 - Turn Right/East
FR13-1.7 is identified by a road sign, turn right/east at the intersection.
64. Unknown Trail - Turn Right/South
Turn right/south to head down into the ravine.
65. Unknown Trail - Turn Right/South
Turn right/south at the fork.
66. Forest Road 05-1.5 - Turn Left/East
At the intersection turn left/east onto FR05-1.5.
67. Intersection - Keep Right/East
Continue to the right/east.
68. Intersection - Keep Straight/East
Keep straight/east at the intersection.
69. Forest Road 13 - Turn Right/South Then Turn Left/East
At the intersection for Forest Road 13 turn right/south, then immediately turn left/east for FR13-3.6.
70. Forest Road 02-1.4 - Keep Left/East
Intersection for FR02-1.4. Keep straight/east to stay on FR13-3.6.
71. Forest Road 13-3.6 - Keep Right/East
Keep right/east at the fork.
72. Forest Road 13-3.6 - Keep Right/North
Keep right/north at the fork again.
73. Forest Road 13-3.6 - Keep Left/North
At the intersection keep left/north to stay on FR13-3.6.
74. Forest Road 13-3.6 - Turn Right/East
Turn right/east to stay on FR13-3.6.
75. Forest Road 02-2.0 - Turn Left/North
FR13-3.6 ends at FR02-2.0. Turn left/north onto FR02-2.0.
76. Forest Road 13-3.6A1 - Turn Left/West
At the intersection turn left/west onto FR13-3.6A1 as marked by the sign.
77. Intersection - Turn Right/North
Unknown intersection, turn right/north.
78. Intersection - Turn Left/North
Random intersection, turn left/north.
79. Intersection - Turn Right/North
Keep right/north at the intersection.
80. Forest Road 14 - Turn Right/East
81. Forest Road 09 - Keep Straight/East
82. Flatwoods Riding Loop - Turn Right/South
Flatwood Riding Loop is not just for horses. Turn right/south at the intersection.
83. Forest Road 09-2.2 - Turn Left/East
At the intersection turn left/east onto FR09-2.2.
84. Forest Road 19-3.6 - Turn Right/South
FR09-2.2 ends at FR19-3.6. Turn right/south.
85. Forest Road 19-3.6 - Turn Left/East
Continue left/east at the fork on FR19-3.6.
86. Forest Road 09-0.1A - Turn Right/West
Turn right/west at the intersection onto FR09-0.1A.
87. Fork - Keep Right/West
Keep right/west at the fork.
88. Fork - Keep Left/South
Turn left/south at the fork.
89. Intersection - Turn Left/South
Unknown intersection, turn left/south.
The sinkhole is located just off the trail.
91. Unknown Trail - Turn Left/West
At the intersection turn left/west.
92. Forest Road 09-0.7 - Turn Right/North
Take the fork on the right/noth onto FR09-0.7.
93. Intersection - Keep Straight/West
Keep straight/west at the intersection to stay on FR09-0.7.
94. Forest Road 09 - Turn Right/North
95. Forest Road 14 - Keep Straight/North
96. Forest Road 09-6.5 - Turn Right/East
FR09-6.5 is located just off FR09
and is identified by the brown sign.
97. Forest Road 09-6.5A - Turn Left/North
Watch for a road sign for FR09-6.5A and turn left/north onto it.
98. Forest Road 09-6.9A - Turn Left/North
Turn left/north at the intersection onto FR09-6.9A.
99. Forest Road 09 - Turn Right/North
Tread Lightly! Four Wheel Drive Way ends at the "Caution Gas Pipeline" signs. The quickest way to exit Ocala National Forest is to continue north on FR09
for about a mile until reaching FL-40. Turning left/west onto FL-40 will head into the town of Silver Springs.