Ocala - Forest Road 69

Deland, Florida (Lake County)

Last Updated: 05/13/2021
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Highlight: Ocala - Forest Road 69
Forest Road 69 is located in the far southeast Ocala National Forest. Explorers traveling on FR 69 can expect an easy trail cutting through dense forest and visit Mud Lake. The trail has plenty of opportunities to see wildlife and relax at Mud Lake to take in Florida forests' scenery, sights, and sounds. Ocala National Forest is one of three National Forests in Florida. It spans 385,000 acres and is the second-largest National Forest in Florida. Exploring this area can be done in many ways, such as hiking, boating, horseback, OHV, ATV, and street-legal vehicles. Come hunt, camp, watch wildlife, visit a shooting range, or even see the Naval Bombing Range!


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1. Forest Road 69 Trailhead (0 mi)
At the intersection of Rancho Road and Paisley Road, take the dirt road west to start FR 69.

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 about 10.1 miles and turn right/north onto a paved road named Ranco Lane. Follow Rancho Road for almost half-mile until reaching an intersection for Spring Creek Road. Continue straight onto the dirt road. This is the trailhead for FR 69.


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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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