Ocala - Forest Road 77

Deland, Florida (Lake County)

Last Updated: 07/03/2021
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 5.05 miles
Highest Elevation: 66 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Deland
Nearest Town w/ Services: Deland
Official Road Name: 77
Management Agency: Ocala National Forest
District: Pipeline Unit


Highlight: Ocala - Forest Road 77
Forest Road 77 is located on the very east side of Ocala Nationa Forest. The trail winds through tight vegetation and edges near a creek off St. Johns River. Explorers will push through plants attempting to reclaim the trail while being surrounded by birds, deer, turkeys, and alligators sunbathing! Ocala National Forest is one of three National Forests in Florida. Spanning 385,000 acres, Ocala is the second largest National Forest in Florida. Exploring Ocala National Forest can be done in many ways, such as hiking, boating, horseback, OHV, ATV, and street-legal vehicles. Ocala National Forest is great for anyone looking to hunt, camp, watch wildlife, visit a shooting range, or even see the Naval Bombing Range!


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1. Forest Road 77 Trailhead (0 mi)
Where the pavement ends is when Forest Road 77 begins.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: DeLand, Florida

From the intersection of South Woodland Blvd and West New York Ave, take West New York Ave. west for 5.5 miles, then turn right onto FL-42. Stay on FL-42 for 5-miles and turn right/north onto Deer Haven Road. Stay on Deer Haven Road for about a mile until the pavement gives way to a dirt road. This is 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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