Paisley Woods Trail - Ocala National Forest

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Paisley Woods Trail - Ocala National Forest features 22 miles of hiking trails near Paisley, FL.
Trail length: 22 miles
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    Ocala National Forest

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    Reviews of Paisley Woods Trail - Ocala National Forest

    Reviewed by DeeM on November 28, 2011

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    I only hiked the Clearwater Loop. (The trail has a connector at the halfway point, allowing hikers and bikers the option of a 10-mile loop or a 22-mile loop.) One problem hikers may face is that the blazes are plastic diamonds nailed to the trees, and there was a fire in the area not too long ago that melted about a third of the blazes so that they are very hard to spot. Fortunately, the trail itself is worn well enough that this isn't a major problem, but there were a few places where it was a bit confusing. This trail is HOT in the summer months (lots of waist-high grass and only a few pines for shade in some areas) so make sure you bring ample water and tick-repellent. In mid-November, it was warm but not unpleasant. Decent wildlife spotting, including a very large canine that was either a fox on steroids or a coyote. It took me about 4 hours to do the loop.
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    Reviewed by Mongoose on July 30, 2009

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    Very nice trail, but it is a MTB trail even though hikers can hike it as well. If you start at the southern trailhead, you can hike it until it ends at the northern trailhead at Alexandria Springs. If you hike it this way, you can cool off in the cool FL spring when you finish 22 miles later. Heck of a reward!
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    Paisley Woods Trail - Ocala National Forest 3.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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