Join Florida Trail Association members from the Florida Crackers Chapter as they once again provide a series of guided hikes on the Florida Trail across Marion County. This popular winter hiking series has introduced many people to the natural wonders to be found around Ocala, Belleview, and Silver Springs.
Each day hike provides an easy ramble along the Florida Trail and lets you complete sections that you may not have explored before. Each is guided by a knowledgeable trail guide. There is NO FEE to enjoy this hiking series. Simply get out there and enjoy!
The links below within the schedule lead to information on this website that will help you with directions to the trailhead, if you’re meeting the group there. Otherwise, ALL hikes include carpooling from the Santos Trailhead off US 441 between Ocala and Belleview at 8:30 AM on the day of the hike.
For additional information about the hike series, please contact “Hiker Bob” Jones at 352-347-5716.
|February 22||88 Store to Forest Road 67
Andrea Boliek bear expert
|February 29||Route 314 to Forest Road 67||4.5 miles|
|March 7||Marshall Swamp to Baseline
David Bowman from Office of Greenways and Trails
|March 14||Baseline to Santos||4.5 miles|
|March 21||Santos to Landbridge with Mickey Thomason||7 miles|
|March 28||Landbridge Blue Loop to 49th Avenue||4.5 miles|
|April 4||49th Avenue to Ross Prairie State Forest||6 miles|
|April 11||Ross Prairie to Pruitt Trailhead||7 miles|