While we were roaming the trails of South Florida, a box of books arrived at our home: our author copies of Five Star Trails Gainesville & Ocala! We started working on this guide to the best trails in the Gainesville and Ocala vicinity last fall, nibbling away at hikes at the south end of the …
Ross Prairie State Forest
Hiking, biking, paddling, camping, and other outdoor recreation in Ross Prairie State Forest. Adjoining the Cross Florida Greenway west of Ocala, this 3,500 acre state forest surrounds its namesake prairie, an extensive landform with many marshes. Equestrian trails crisscross the forest.
Headquarters Address: 2735 NE Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala
Land Manager: Florida Forest Service