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Author Topic: Ocala National Forest trails update  (Read 1189 times)
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« on: January 26, 2020, 12:39:30 PM »

So far in 2020 I have been able to ride the 3 atv riding areas in the ONF and this is my take on them.
Wandering Wiregrass
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ocala/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=36872&actid=93
This is my least favorite riding area. Only 17 miles of mostly dirt roads. It has a combination of washboard/whoops de doís that make you feel like a giant bobblehead doll. It is a legal place to ride though.

Centennial OHV Trail
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ocala/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=35802&actid=93
My favorite riding area. Has the washboard/whoop de do problem but not as bad as Wiregrass. I carry a chainsaw/winch on my side x side and remove the fallen trees when I come across them. Havenít seen any the last two times I rode here.

North OHV Trail System
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ocala/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=35803&actid=93
Washboard/whoop de do problem on most straight areas. Occasionally trees down on lesser used trails. Iíve seen it in better shape but still fun to ride.

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 04:13:01 PM »

Your opinion on the three riding areas in the ONF are the same as mine. I have only been to the Wandering Wiregrass once and that was several years ago. The only thing that it had going for it was that the trails were more in the open and no blind turns.

I like the Centennial Trail the best, but it has a lot of blind turns. That's why I usually go there on week days as probably you do too.

I like the North Trails, but just hardly ever go there any more. I knew them so well at one point back in 2012 and 2013, that I didn't even need a map.

Someday we will have to go riding there together. Right now my side by side is down, but we have ATV's.

Larry
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 08:31:22 PM »

Thanks for the update now that Hunting Season is over I should have time to ride some I prefer the North System (closer for Me) but only ride on weekdays
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 09:48:02 PM »

I can go week days or weekends most of time. Let me know when you guys can make it and Iíll try to meet you.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 02:35:41 PM »

Anybody know if they're going to close the ONF trails down ?

West Virginia just closed the Hatfield and McCoy trails down   !!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 04:22:22 PM »

Here is a list of whatís open/closed in the Florida National Forests. The short answer is he Ocala   atv trails are open but the bathrooms at the trail heads are closed.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2789867554382895&id=722434844459520

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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 07:09:51 AM »

Thanks K_man   !
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