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Florida Trails Marker

Hiking Trails, Biking Trails
and Other Outdoor Recreation in Central Florida

 

Looking for hiking trails in north central Florida?
How to get there and what to expect?
Look no further! #LiveFloridaBeauty is here to help!

 

Organized by county, the emphasis is on great hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails through state parks and wildlife management areas near Palatka, Ocala, and Gainesville, plus a few near the First Coast. Pictures and descriptions let you know what to expect, and beyond plus some out-of-the-way parks and quiet picnic grounds. There are also some out-of-the-way parks and quiet picnic areas.

 

Find pictures, short descriptions, applicable fees, Google Maps to get you to the parking area, and trail maps to help you explore.

 

I hope you find these pages helpful for a long hike or a family picnic and a walk, and I always welcome feedback and ideas at bryan@bryanberg.net.

 

Now let's get hiking! :-)

 

 

Alachua County

 

Hiking trails plus biking and horseback riding near Gainesville, Florida with trail maps, photos, and identification assistance of plants and animals

 

Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve

Six to ten miles of hiking amid longleaf pines in this beautiful 3000-acre forest area

 

Paynes Prairie State Preserve

Hours of hiking trails with a great view of Paynes Prairie and picnicking at Lake Wauberg

 

Paynes Prairie Preserve North Entrance

You'll never get this close to alligators and all kinds of marshland birds except at the zoo

 

Prairie Creek Preserve

Miles of rich trails including pines, old forest, and swamp and marshlands, lovingly and well maintained by the Alachua Conservation Trust

 

San Felasco Hammock - Creek Sink Trail

A fun, 2.3 mile hiking or running loop through dense woods with a creek and sink hole ponds, moist and green year around from same parking area as Spring Grove Trail, below

 

San Felasco Hammock - Spring Grove Trail

Six-mile loop in sandy hills amid beech and oak for hiking and birding

 

Sweetwater Preserve

Rich in wildlife with two entrances near Gainesville, and a bench overlooking the swamp steals the show

 

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

A stroll around ponds with some of the best birding opportunities in central Florida

 

Waldo

Multiple hiking trails and locations around Lake Alto in the town of Waldo

 

 

Clay County

 

Hiking trails and other outdoor recreation near Green Cove Springs, Florida

 

Bayard Conservation Area

The trails seem limitless, weaving through across 10,000 acres with easy to follow by white, red, yellow, and blue markers

 

 

Flagler County

 

Hiking trails plus off-road biking and horseback riding near the First Coast, Saint Augustine, Florida

 

Pellicer Pond

Fishing and a short there-and-back-trail at Pellicer Creek Conservation Area

 

Power Line Trail Head

Great hiking and horseback riding at this trail head to Pellicer Creek Conservation area

 

Princess Place Preserve

Directions to the Hominy Branch trail head will help guide you to a full day of hiking and nature viewing

 

 

Marion County

 

Hiking trails, off-road biking and horseback riding near Ocala, Florida with maps,photos, and other information

 

Chernobyl Memorial Forest Loop

A very enjoyable 5-mile hiking and horseback riding loop at the southern entrance to Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area

 

Gores Landing Unit Wildlife Management Area

A great hike away from it all, leading to the Ocklawaha River in Ocala National Forest

 

Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area

Leave your hiking boots at home, and bring your bike or a horse

 

Orange Springs Park

Picnic area with grills, tables, and a playground in Fort McCoy

 

Salt Springs Observation Trail

Short hiking loop with deck overlooking Salt Springs Run

 

Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area

A short hike offering many great views of Lake George and plenty of animals, plus swimming, canoe rentals, and more

 

Silver Springs Connector Trail

A short, 3-mile there and back trail through subtropical forest in Fort McCoy, Florida - don't miss for a quick, quiet hike

 

Silver Springs Forest

Great hiking and biking where you feel you have the place to yourself

 

Silver Springs State Park

Hardwood hammock forest hiking and river views while still in town

 

 

Putnam County

 

Hiking, biking, horseback riding and more near Palatka, Florida with pictures, trail maps, and Google maps to get you there

 

Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management Area

Ten miles of hiking loops with plenty of wildlife spotting

 

Dunns Creek State Park

Don't miss this quiet but well-maintained loop with a gorgeous pond

 

Florida Trail Segment 23: Buckman Lock to FL 20 Corridor

Many hours of hiking with clear trails and beautiful ponds


Ravine Gardens State Park

The gem of Palatka hiking, busy on the weekend but the trails lead you away

 

Rice Creek Conservation Area

This 5-mile hiking loop through 4200 acres offers deep woods, open fields, creeks, and swamps - a must-hike near Palatka and Interlachen, FL

 

Tanglewylde Nature Park

No hiking, but a peaceful little gem of a spot for a family picnic in Palatka, Florida

 

Welaka State Forest - Johns Landing Trail
A series of beautiful and well-maintained hiking trails forming a seven mile loop plus primitive camping, bald eagles, and more

 

 

 

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Bryan Lindenberger
Florida Trails Marker

Hiking trails plus biking and horseback riding near Gainesville, Florida with trail maps, photos, and identification assistance of plants and animals

Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve

Six to ten miles of hiking amid longleaf pines in this beautiful 3000-acre forest area

Paynes Prairie State Preserve

Hours of hiking trails with a great view of Paynes Prairie and picnicking at Lake Wauberg

Prairie Creek Preserve

Miles of rich trails including pines, old forest, and swamp and marshlands, lovingly and well maintained by the Alachua Conservation Trust

San Felasco Hammock - Creek Sink Trail

A fun, 2.3 mile hiking or running loop through dense woods with a creek and sink hole ponds, moist and green year around from same parking area as Spring Grove Trail, below

San Felasco Hammock - Spring Grove Trail

Six-mile loop in sandy hills amid beech and oak for hiking and birding

Sweetwater Preserve

Rich in wildlife with two entrances near Gainesville, and a bench overlooking the swamp steals the show

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

A stroll around ponds with some of the best birding opportunities in central Florida

Waldo

Multiple hiking trails and locations around Lake Alto in the town of Waldo

Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area

Leave your hiking boots at home, and bring your bike or a horse

Orange Springs Park

Silver Springs State Park

Florida Trail Segment 23: Buckman Lock to FL 20 Corridor

Rice Creek Conservation Area

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