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OHV Riding Along the Byway

Florida winter, with its clear, blue skies and moderate temperatures, is the best time of the year to hit the trails on an off-road motorcycle, Jeep or ATV. The Ocala National Forest within the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway offers some of the most enjoyable places to ride. Trails are designed for slow speeds for riders to view and appreciate scenery and wildlife as well as to highlight the importance of conservation, forest management, and history.

With nearly 200 miles of ATV / motorcycle trails and another 81 miles of off-road trails for Jeeps and other 4WD vehicles, the Ocala National Forest is Florida’s top destination for off-roading.

The byway offers a variety of riding opportunities for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. Trails are designed for slow speeds for riders to view and appreciate scenery and wildlife as well as to highlight the importance of conservation, forest management, and history. 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.


Ocala North OHV Trails:

  • Delancy Loops 16 miles (Motorcycles and ATVs only)
  • Hog Valley Trail 13 miles (Motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs)
  • Longleaf Trail 25 miles (Motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs)
  • Motorcycle Loop 14 miles (Motorcycles only)
  • Pipeline Trail 19 miles (Motorcycles and ATVs only)
  • Tobacco Patch Trail 18 miles (Motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs)
  • Salt Springs OHV Connector Trail
  • Rodman Trailhead

Ocala North OHV Trail Map

The Ocala Adventure Trail – (Centennial OHV Trail), Central

Ocala Adventure Trail Map

Wandering Wiregrass OHV Trail, South

Wandering Wiregrass OHV Trail Map

Note: Parking with OHV corrals is permitted at designated trailheads.


Links: OHV Riding and Camping, Online ATV Safety Course

Delancy Loops

     

For ATV and motorcycle riders in the Ocala National Forest, the Delancy Loops – 16 miles in six tightly interconnected loops – provide challenging twists and turns for riders to enjoy.

Access to this trail system is from the Delancy Loops Trailhead along SR 19 north of Salt Springs, or via the Longleaf Trail from either the Rodman Trailhead or Delancy West Trailhead of the Ocala North OHV Trail System.

Links: Delancy Loops, Ocala North OHV Trail System, Lake Delancy West

         

Hog Valley Trail

     

The 13-mile Hog Valley Trail is a loop open to ATVs, motorcycles, and UTVs, connecting to the riverside community of Hog Valley via a linear trail.

There is no specific trailhead for access to the Hog Valley Trail, but it interconnects with the Tobacco Patch Trail and the Motorcycle Loop, and connects via unnamed connector trails to the upper and lower portions of the Longleaf Trail.

Links: Hog Valley Trail

       
         

Longleaf Trail

     

Traversing a steeply rolling landscape of longleaf pine and wiregrass atop some of the tallest hills in the Ocala National Forest, the Longleaf Trail is one of the most beautiful routes along the Ocala North OHV Trail System.

Access this 25 mile stacked loop system from either the Rodman Trailhead, Delancy West Trailhead and Campground, or the OHV Center off FR 11. The trail system is open to motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs.

This lengthy loop forms the backbone for connections throughout the trail system by connecting to the Hog Valley Trail, Motorcycle Loop, Tobacco Patch Trail, Pipeline Trail, and Delancy Loops.

Links: Longleaf Trail

       
         

Motorcycle Loop

     

With twisting, winding narrow trails through longleaf pine and scrub forest, the Motorcycle Loop is a physical challenge and open to motorcycles only.

Access this 14-mile system of stacked loops from the Motorcycle Loop Trailhead along FR 66 west of Lake Delancy, or from a number of connecting trails – the Hog Valley Trail, Tobacco Patch Trail, Longleaf Pine Trail, and Pipeline Trail.

Links: Motorcycle Loop

       
         

Pipeline Trail

     

The 19-mile Pipeline Trail is one of the easiest OHV trails to access within the Ocala National Forest, with a prominent trailhead along SR 316 between Salt Springs and Eureka.

Open to motorcycles and ATVs, the trail includes some sharply banked curves through the scrub at the north end of the northernmost of the three stacked loops. Use the Pipeline Trail to access to the Tobacco Patch Trail, Hog Valley Trail, Longleaf Pine Trail, and the Motorcycle Loop.

Links: Pipeline Trail

       
         

Tobacco Patch Trail

     

The 18-mile Tobacco Patch Trail is a series of three stacked OHV loops on the northwestern edge of the forest, not far from the Ocklawaha River. It is open to ATVs. motorcycles, and UTVs.

Although it has no trailhead of its own, the Tobacco Patch Trail can be reached via NE 150th Ave (which leads to Hog Valley) as well as from the Hog Valley Trail, the Motorcycle Loop, and the Pipeline Trail, which has its own trailhead along SR 316.

Links: Tobacco Patch Trail

       
         

Rodman Trailhead

     

The Rodman Trailhead leads directly into the Longleaf Trail. Traversing a steeply rolling landscape of longleaf pine and wiregrass atop some of the tallest hills in the Ocala National Forest, the Longleaf Trail is one of the most beautiful routes along the Ocala North OHV Trail System.

Access this 25 mile stacked loop system from either the Rodman Trailhead, Delancy West Trailhead and Campground, or the OHV Center off FR 11. The trail system is open to motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs.

This lengthy loop forms the backbone for connections throughout the trail system by connecting to the Hog Valley Trail, Motorcycle Loop, Tobacco Patch Trail, Pipeline Trail, and Delancy Loops.

Links: Rodman Trailhead

       
         

Salt Springs OHV Connector Trail

     

Originating in the southeast corner of the Longleaf Trail, the new Salt Springs OHV Connector Trail enables OHV riders to access facilities at the Salt Springs Plaza. The trail terminates at a corral directly across the street from the plaza. Riders must park in the corral and use the crosswalk for access to services.

The plaza is home to the Salt Springs Visitor Center, a convenience store, laundromat, restaurant, and sporting goods store. The plaza is also the location of a weekly flea market on Saturday mornings.

Links: Salt Springs OHV Connector Trail

       
         

The Ocala Adventure Trail

     

The Ocala Adventure Trail – also known as the Centennial Trail, since it was dedicated in 2008, our centennial year – is a loop trail system currently 47 miles in length, offers a unique opportunity to view the Big Scrub ecosystem in the heart of the Ancient Island Scrub. This globally imperiled ecosystem is the largest contiguous sand pine scrub in the world.

Riders may park at one of the OHV parking corrals to enjoy day use activities. Parking corrals are located at Farles Prairie, Blue Sink and Big Scrub Campground. Activities at Blue Sink and Farles Prairie include fishing, wading, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Unlicensed vehicles less than 65 inches are allowed on the Ocala Adventure Trail system. A 20 mph speed limit is enforced on this trail.

Links: The Ocala Adventure Trail

       
         

Wandering Wiregrass OHV Trail

     

Providing a 17 mile loop for motorcyclists and ATV riders through the southeastern corner of the Ocala National Forest, the Wandering Wiregrass Trail meanders through hilly longleaf pine habitat south of Alexander Springs.

Access the trail via CR 445 between Altoona and Astor.

Links: Wandering Wiregrass OHV Trail