Published by Menasha Ridge Press, Five Star Trails Gainesville & Ocala is a collaborative effort between both of us and provides the most comprehensive coverage to date of hiking in the Gainesville / Ocala area. Containing 38 hikes, many appearing in print for the first time, the book includes a mix of easy walks for families, strenuous day hikes, and everything in between.
You’ll find concise information on the following hikes inside the book.
As promised in the Appendix to this book, the following links enable you to download the GPS tracks we collected to make the maps in this guidebook. All were collected with a Garmin Oregon 400t or Garmin Dakota 20 and annotated in Garmin Basecamp. Right-click on the download link and use “Save Link As” to save the GPX file to your computer.
Please respect the availability of these GPS tracks for your personal use only; do not upload them to other websites. Thank you!
The image links lead to galleries for each hike on our Flickr site so you can take a virtual hike before hitting the trail.
PLEASE NOTE: The dog policy in the Ocala National Forest has changed. Dogs are no longer permitted at Juniper Springs Recreation Area.
|1||Gainesville and Vicinity||Alfred Ring Park||download||view|
|2||Gainesville and Vicinity||Barr Hammock Preserve||download||view|
|3||Gainesville and Vicinity||Biven's Arm Nature Park||download||view|
|4||Gainesville and Vicinity||Devil's Millhopper Geologic State Park||download||view|
|5||Gainesville and Vicinity||John Mahon Nature Park||download||view|
|6||Gainesville and Vicinity||Loblolly Woods Nature Park||download||view|
|7||Gainesville and Vicinity||Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve||download||view|
|8||Gainesville and Vicinity||Morningside Nature Center||download||view|
|9||Gainesville and Vicinity||Mill Creek Preserve||download||view|
|10||Gainesville and Vicinity||Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park: La Chua Trail||download||view|
|11||Gainesville and Vicinity||Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park: Wacahoota Trail||download||view|
|12||Gainesville and Vicinity||Prairie Creek Preserve||download||view|
|13||Gainesville and Vicinity||San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park: Moonshine Creek Trails||download||view|
|14||Gainesville and Vicinity||San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park: North Hiking Trails||download||view|
|15||Gainesville and Vicinity||San Felasco Park||download||view|
|16||Gainesville and Vicinity||Sweetwater Preserve||download||view|
|17||Gainesville and Vicinity||Tuscawilla Preserve||download||view|
|18||Gainesville and Vicinity||University of Florida NATL Nature Trails||download||view|
|19||Gainesville and Vicinity||Watermelon Pond Preserve||download||view|
|20||Ocala National Forest||Davenport Landing Trail||download||view|
|21||Ocala National Forest||Florida Trail: Pat's Island to Hidden Pond||download||view|
|22||Ocala National Forest||Florida Trail: Rodman to Lake Delancy||download||view|
|23||Ocala National Forest||Juniper Springs Nature Trail||download||view|
|24||Ocala National Forest||Lake Eaton Trails||download||view|
|25||Ocala National Forest||Salt Springs Observation Trail||download||view|
|26||Cross Florida Greenway||Florida Trail: Pruitt||download||view|
|27||Cross Florida Greenway||Florida Trail: Santos||download||view|
|28||Cross Florida Greenway||Florida Trail: SW 49th Ave to Land Bridge||download||view|
|29||Cross Florida Greenway||Land Bridge Loop||download||view|
|30||Cross Florida Greenway||Marshall Swamp Trail||download||view|
|31||Ocala and Vicinity||Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area||download||view|
|32||Ocala and Vicinity||Goethe State Forest: Big Cypress Trail||download||view|
|33||Ocala and Vicinity||Goethe State Forest: Buck Island Pond||download||view|
|34||Ocala and Vicinity||Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area||download||view|
|35||Ocala and Vicinity||Rainbow Springs State Park: Sandhill Nature Trail||download||view|
|36||Ocala and Vicinity||Sholom Park||download||view|
|37||Ocala and Vicinity||Silver Springs State Park: River Trails||download||view|
|38||Ocala and Vicinity||Silver Springs State Park: Sandhill and Sinkhole Trails||download||view|