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ATV Riding in Florida

Atv Riding / June 1, 2017

The National Forests in Florida offer a variety of riding opportunities for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. With nearly 300 miles of trail, there should be something for everyone, whether you ride motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, or full-size vehicles. Trails are designed for slow speeds so riders can view and appreciate scenery and wildlife, as well as to highlight the importance of conservation, forest management, and history.

This pass is required to ride OHV trails in the Apalachicola and Ocala National Forests. The Osceola National Forest has no dedicated OHV trails, and does not require a pass.

The Apalachicola provides over 100 miles of trail, evenly split between motorcycle-only and ATV/UTV use. Just outside of the state capital of Tallahassee, the trails offer the convenience of being close to a large town. Get familiar with the sandhills of North Florida as you wander through the pines and hardwoods. Two trailheads provide access to this system, the Silver Lake OHV Trailhead and the Springhill Motorcycle Trailhead.

The Ocala trail system is nearly 200 miles of some of the best public OHV trails around. An expansive range of trails and experiences await, from multi-day cruises around the forest, to short afternoon spins. Explore the Big Scrub ecosystem and enjoy stops at Blue Sink, and Farles Prairie on the Centennial Trail. Traverse a steeply rolling landscape of longleaf pine and wiregrass atop some of the tallest hills in the forest on the Longleaf Trail. And once you're done, don't forget to visit one of our world-famous springs!

The majority of the Ocala's OHV trails are on the north side of the forest, and can be accessed from the Delancy Loops OHV Trailhead, Delancy West Campground and Trailhead, the Motorcycle Loops OHV Trailhead, and the Rodman OHV Trailhead. The trails on the south side of the forest can be accessed from the Centennial OHV Trailhead, and the Wandering Wiregrass OHV Trailhead. You can reserve a campsite at Big Scrub Campground, which also has direct access to the Centennial trail and additional OHV parking.

When purchasing your pass, you will be asked which entrance you'll be riding from. This DOES NOT restrict you to using only that trailhead. Your pass is valid on all designated OHV trails in the Apalachicola and Ocala National Forests.