With more than 100 miles of the Florida Trail, Florida’s own National Scenic Trail, running through the region, hiking opportunities abound. All of the public lands along the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway offer a variety of hiking opportunities. Stop in at the Ocklawaha Visitor Center along SR 40 east of Silver Springs to pick up regional maps and guidebooks to plan your hiking adventures.

The Florida Trail

The Florida Trail in the Ocala National Forest is certified as the Florida National Scenic Trail and has been called the “crown jewel” of the Florida Trail System.

View Florida Trail in a larger map

Silver River State Park

Map of Silver River State Park

Silver River has almost 15 miles of biking and hiking trails meandering through a variety of different habitats. From wetland and swamp, to oak hammock and pine forest – the trails offer a glimpse of the wide variety of ecosystems that Central Florida offers.

Tiger Bay State Forest

Tiger Bay State Forest was named after its largest physiographic feature, Tiger Bay, an extensive wetland that provides a critical aquifer recharge for the local area.

Caravelle Ranch

Is available on over 20 miles of multi-use trails. The Florida National Scenic Trail traverses area.
Download the Caravelle Ranch Trail Guide, Location Map, Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management Area Map

See Also: Black Bear Facts, Bear Safety Advice, Food Storage Order

Links: Ocala National Forest, Silver River State Park, Tiger Bay State Forest, Caravelle Ranch,
Florida Trail Association