Timucuan Trail

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

A boardwalk heads into a forest.

A 0.9-mile loop through an excellent representation of habitats found in and around the Big Scrub, the Timucuan Trail remembers the people who once lived along the shores of Alexander Springs.

The trail winds past small bubbling springs, climbs up into scrub forest and descends through river bluff forest thick with Southern magnolia. It also traverses a hydric hammock beneath a dense canopy of cabbage palms along the far shore of the spring pool.


The Timucuan Trail leads to several overlooks on Alexander Run where fishing is permitted.


The Timucuan Trail is an interpretive hiking trail that delves into the everyday lives of an ancient people who once lived around Alexander Springs and left traces of their civilization behind in the form of freshwater shell middens along the spring run.

Nature Viewing

The Timucuan Trail provides an excellent snapshot of major habitats that occur throughout the Ocala National Forest, condensed into one short loop. Towering cabbage palms in the hydric hammock, diminutive oaks in the sand pine scrub, sweet-scented Southern magnolias in the hardwood hammock, and thickets of colorful wildflowers along the spring run are all part of the botanical beauty you'll see along this trail.

The site is operated by Adventure Ocala.

At a Glance

Fees: Included in Alexander Springs Recreation Area fee.
Usage: Light-Medium

General Information

General Notes:


  • Accessible hiking trail

  • Bathhouses

  • Flush toilets

  • Interpretive site

  • Picnic area and tables

  • Showers

Licenses and Passes


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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