Trail Maps, Photos, and Other Information
Enjoy hiking trails in Marion County, FL. Information pages for nature walks, horseback riding and off-road biking near Ocala. Every page includes location maps to trail head parking, trail maps, photos, and identification assistance of plants and animals.
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Chernobyl Memorial Forest Loop – A very enjoyable 5-mile hiking and horseback riding loop. Located at the southern entrance to Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area.
Orange Springs Park – Not for hiking, but this nice park offers grills, tables, and a playground in Fort McCoy. Donated by the Orange Springs Community Church in 1966.
Salt Springs Observation Trail – Short, two-mile hiking loop with deck overlooking Salt Springs Run. Not a long hike but ideal for a morning walk or jog.
Silver Springs Connector Trail – PERMANENTLY CLOSED – May 1, 2021 – A short, 3-mile there and back trail through subtropical forest in Fort McCoy, Florida.
Silver Springs State Park – Hardwood hammock forest hiking and river views while still in town. Many diverse trails, most of them mapped here and add up to more than 8 miles.
Sunnyhill Restoration Area – Starting at the North Entrance, hike as few or as many miles as you want with multiple loops with prairie and canal views.
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