Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area Trail

Total Miles
3.5

Elevation

28.96 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

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. There are numerous water crossings that have water in them all the time with run off from the marsh surrounding the area and will be deep during and following rain. The trail is wide enough for full size vehicles and does not require 4WD, but high clearance is recommended during and after periods of heavy rain. Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area features numerous trails and a large lake for recreational enjoyment.Be aware that due to state rules, OHV's are not permitted in this area.

Photos of Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area Trail

Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area Trail
Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area Trail
Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area Trail

Difficulty

The trail is relatively easy with the only moderate features being water crossings. During periods of heavy rain, water crossings will be much deeper, but still fall under 1 foot.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Mary Kate Roberts
Apr 06, 2024
2018 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Mostly dry and clear, with a couple of muddy holes with gravel bottoms. A good beginner trail.
Joel Mcneill
Mar 14, 2024
2021 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Dusty
Muddy/Wet
Trail was fully open with two water crossings. Both were about 10-15 ft across and maybe 6-12in deep if that. Both were gravel bottomed and didn’t need 4 wheel drive but did just to be sure. Rest of the trail was mostly sugar sand and pretty dry so could easily get stuck if accelerating too quickly but otherwise nice and easy ride for stock jeep.
Kyle Johnson
Jan 28, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
There are several water crossings on the trail. One is fairly easy with a packed gravel bottom and only 20' across, some others are soft mud bottom water crossings, with indiscernible depth and 30' to 40' across.
Kyle Johnson
Jan 14, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Majority of the trail is packed sand with interspersed gravel. At the time of riding there were two water crossings, and several smaller mud puddles on the trail. The first water crossing was near 10 inches deep with a sand/gravel bottom and 15 feet across. The second crossing was indiscernible depth with a mud bottom and approximately 40 feet across. We chose not to attempt the second crossing and turned around at that point.

Access Description

Lochloosa Lake and Wildlife Conservation Area are 20 minutes southeast of Gainesville, FL.

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