OHV Trail Passes

Riders on the Motorcycle LoopsBringing your ATV to explore the Wandering Wiregrass and Centennial Trail, or ready to hit the narrow forest roads along 81 miles of the Tread Lightly Four Wheel Drive Way? Grab your multi-day or annual pass before you take off into the woods. 

 

OHV 3 & 7 Day Trail Passes

For ATV and other off-road vehicle use. $10 per person for 3 days. Good on the Apalachicola and Ocala National Forests. 

Passes may be purchased online at Recreation.gov. On the homepage, search for “Florida OHV,” pick which pass you want and when you want it, and print it at home.  

OHV Annual Pass

For ATV and other off-road vehicle use. $75 per year; good for one year from month of purchase. The pass is good on OHV trails on both the Apalachicola and Ocala National Forests. (Osceola National Forest roads open to OHVs are free.) Purchase is per person, not vehicle.

Passes may be purchased online at Recreation.gov. On the homepage, search for “Florida OHV,” pick which pass you want and when you want it, and print it at home.  

Important Information

OHV Training

All riders 16 and under must take and pass an online course in OHV safety before using the trails in the National Forests in Florida. These courses are administered by several state-approved agencies and, depending on the curriculum, can be taken in person or online.

Take a free online ATV safety course from the ATV Safety Institute

All riders 16 and under must carry with them a certification card of the ATV safety course they have completed, or they will not be allowed to obtain an OHV permit or ride in the National Forests in Florida.

Riding Restrictions

  • OHVs must stay on the designated trails. All cross-country travel by a motorized vehicle, including OHVs, is prohibited. 
  • No mudding or destruction of resources is allowed.
  • Except on sections designated on the trails, all roads are closed to non-street legal OHVs.
  • It is not legal to “cut donuts” in roads or ride road cut banks and fill slopes.
  • It is not legal for riders to make their own trails.
  • Trailheads close at dusk. No night-riding allowed.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in day-use areas.
  • Riding double is not allowed unless the vehicle is designed for more than one passenger (such as a utility vehicle).
  • Users are encouraged to keep tread depth to a maximum of 1 inch. This will help prevent soil displacement and reduce trail maintenance costs.

Safety

  • Riders should wear appropriate safety gear, carry a first aid kit and ride with caution.
  • The trails are two-way and provide a primitive trail experience. Blind turns, hikers, down trees, other riders and horses should be anticipated.
  • Riding fast is hazardous and is not recommended.
  • It is unlawful to operate an OHV under the influence of drugs or alcohol or in such a manner that endangers the safety of others.
  • Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet, goggles and boots, attend a state-approved OHV safety course and be supervised by an adult.

Required Equipment, Title and Fees





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ocala/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5160490