Danny Hole at Tiger Bay State Forest

Total Miles


14.38 ft



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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

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 north on Rima Ridge Road, it is a well maintained two-vehicle wide sand and gravel road that is graded regularly. Some sections of it are wash boarded pretty good, and airing down is advised. Once turning west on Danny Hole, the road becomes a single-lane two-track trail of sand and gravel. Towards the beginning, it is maintained well and becomes more rutted out with deeper holes the further down the track you make it. Once reaching the low point of Danny Hole, the forest changes to cypress with standing wetlands. This area could be difficult to cross after heavy rains and has some mud along the trail. Once making it down to Gopher Ridge, it's recommended to turn around at the open field to the right. The trail is gated off at private property and is difficult, steep, and tight to turn around by the gate. This is a fun getaway trail not far from Daytona Beach and also offers camping opportunities that require reservation through the State Forest system.

Photos of Danny Hole at Tiger Bay State Forest

Danny Hole at Tiger Bay State Forest
Danny Hole at Tiger Bay State Forest


A well maintained sand and gravel road that becomes more narrow at Danny Hole. After heavy rains the water could cover the road and become muddy in the wetlands area. During dry times this trail can be done in 2wd with high clearance.

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Status Reports

Heath Schopp
Jun 20, 2024
2023 Jeep Gladiator
Saw a couple of gopher tortoises, turkeys, and a deer. Many of the side trails are closed to vehicles.
Jc Goulet
Jul 02, 2023
Permanently Closed
Officially Closed Sign
Posted Private Property
Locked Gate
David Santos
May 21, 2023

Access Description

Take state highway 40 from I-95 heading west. A U-turn needs to be made to make the turn off to the south at Rima Ridge Road.

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