Day Hiking

Hiking amid longleaf pines on the Florida Trail

With nearly a dozen day hiking destinations plus segments of the statewide Florida Trail (area is unavailable) awaiting exploration, the Ocala National Forest is a major draw for day hikers looking for a long walk in the woods.

Day Hiking Areas

  • Alexander Springs Recreation Area area description
  • Timucuan Trail
  • Alexander Springs Wilderness
  • Buck Lake Group Camp
  • Clearwater Lake Recreation Area area description
  • Clearwater Lake Nature Trail
  • Hopkins Prairie Campground
  • Juniper Prairie Wilderness area description
  • Yearling Trail
  • Juniper Springs Recreation Area area description
  • Juniper Springs Nature Trail
  • Lake Delancy West
  • Lake Eaton Sinkhole Trailhead
  • Lake Eaton Trail
  • Bear Swamp Trail
  • Salt Springs Wildlife Observation Trail
  • Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area area description
  • Lake George Trail
  • Spring Boils Trail
  • St. Francis Trailhead