Ocala National Forest

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The Ocala National Forest is located in central Florida between the Ocklawaha and St. Johns Rivers. The Forest is approximately 383,000 acres and is the southernmost forest in the continental United States. The Ocala National Forest is rich in water resources with more than 600 lakes, rivers, and springs.

Four major natural springs of crystal clear water are located in the popular of Juniper Springs, Salt Springs, Alexander Springs and Silver Glen Springs Recreation Areas. The Forest hosts a variety of major recreation, scenic and historic areas. The recreation activities are as diverse as the environment, from canoeing in wilderness waterways, swimming in crystal clear constant 72° springs, year-round camping, picnicking, fishing, birding, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and four-wheeling.

Trail length: 70 miles
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  • Posted by Mongoose on July 30, 2009


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    Reviewed by Mongoose on July 30, 2009

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    This national park is sooo awesome and offers so much for a hiker. Absolutely beautiful scenery for FL. Whats so nice is that you can jump off the trails and hit the numerous springs to cool off. Over 70 miles of orange blazed hiking trails, and many more spread throughout the National Forest, giving well over 100 miles of trails to hike or bike. Paisley offers 22 miles of off-road MTB trails and dumps off at Alexandria Springs for a nice cool down. Highly recommend this hike or bike!
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