Beginner Offroad Trails Near Ocala

FR 46/Pats Island Rd

Forest Road 46, or Pats Island Road, is located in Ocala National Forest and is the access point for the Pats Island Trailhead. The trail starts in the east on SR-19. The first 5.6 miles…
Total Miles
11.6
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Sp

Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area Trail

Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area Trail is a 4 mile trail through the Northwest portion of Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area. The trail is predominantly made of packed sand with a few small sections of loose sand.…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

North Cross

North Cross is a well-maintained gravel road providing access through Ocala National Forest. It connects to many forest roads, OHV trails and Lake Delancy. Both Delancy East and West Campgrounds were closed down and barricaded…
Total Miles
7.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Sandy Pipeline Run

Sandy Pipeline Run is a fun open trail with loose sand and hill climbs if going south. Most of the loose sand is at low points in the trail or along the hill climbs, making…
Total Miles
5.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

New River Road

New River Road is an improved road of hard packed gravel and sand. It gains access to Davenport Landing Campground and trailhead along the Ocklawaha River. A cool secluded campsite sheltered by a hammock in…
Total Miles
6.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Sand Ridge Road

Sand Ridge Road is one of the main trails through the Northern portion of Goethe State Forest and runs parallel to Cow Creek Road, a developed road in the state forest. Multiple short trails run…
Total Miles
7.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

North Cross to Nowhere

North Cross to Nowhere starts off at Highway 19 as a well-maintained gravel road with occasional potholes. As you progress East, the road becomes more worn and narrow, eventually turning to lose deep sand. Once…
Total Miles
2.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Trail 14 East

Easy to medium trail with lots of opportunities to play in soft sand. There are multiple trails that also intertwine with state park trail roads, so be sure to read posted signs on trees before…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Gaston Road

Gaston Road is part of the trail network in the Ate's Creek tract of Belmore State Forest. The trail surface varies between hard-pack limestone and dirt. It's a stock-friendly trail that can be completed in…
Total Miles
5.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Wi / Fa

Withlacoochee Grades

Standard service road style trail with the majority of the trail flanked by tall trees, ponds, and additional off-road excursions trails. There are several areas just off the trail great for camping or staging, and…
Total Miles
11
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Wi

Danny Hole at Tiger Bay State Forest

Danny Hole Trail is a network of Tiger Bay State Forest that covers a diverse landscape of longleaf pines and hardwoods, white sand, and low cypress swamps at the infamous Danny Hole. Entering from the…
Total Miles
8.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Dukes Island Road

This trail can usually be tackled with 2WD. There is potential for some washouts during heavy rain, but the forest service does a good job with road maintenance. This is a dead end trail that…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Rattlesnake Road - Jennings State Forest

Rattlesnake Road is a short 1.8 mile trail in Jennings State Forest. The trail is mostly loose sand and while the state has a sign stating "4WD recommended," the trail really only requires a good…
Total Miles
1.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Bell's Cemetery Road - Jennings State Forest

Bell's Cemetery Road is a main road and an easy route within Jennings State Forest that gives a driver access to numerous other trails for vehicles, hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Bell's Cemetery Road is…
Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Hog Pen

Hog Pen is a fun sandy road that is well maintained, leading between County Road 250 and Highway 90 that passes by Hog Pen Landing and campground nestled along Ocean Pond Lake. This is a…
Total Miles
4.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Osceola National Forest FR 235/17 Mile Camp Rd

FR 235/17 Mile Camp Rd is a North-South easy trail through Osceola National Forest that gets you into the heart of the forest. 95% of the trail is packed sand and light gravel with a…
Total Miles
12.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Greenfield

Greenfield is a well-maintained forest road in Osceola National Forest with many pockets of private residences along the road until passing West Tower Hunt Camp. West Tower Hunt camp is a popular location for setting…
Total Miles
11.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Road 15

This is road 15 in the Big Bend Wildlife Management area. It is a sandy track running from the main trail into the marsh along the coastline. It ends at a sandy flat area with…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Four Creeks State Forest Main Road

The main road of Four Creeks State Forest allows access to multiple small boats and kayak launches and numerous roads to explore and is a combination of Pacetti Road and Five Mile Road. The road…
Total Miles
6.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Catface Swamp Road - North

Catface Swamp Road is one of the numerous spurs located off the Four Creeks State Forest main road. It is a short and fun trail but is tight for larger vehicles. After a few days…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi