Black Prong For Mountain Biking

The 56th most popular mountain bike trail in Florida.

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Southwest of Ocala near Dunnellon in the Goethe State Forest, the Black Prong Trails are open to mountain biking. This extensive old-growth forest has one of the largest red-cockaded woodpecker populations on state lands in Florida. Other rare animal species found on the forest include the Florida black bear, gopher tortoise, Shermans fox squirrel and bald eagle. Rare plants include the hooded pitcher plant and coontie.

To reach the Black Prong Trailhead from Dunnellon, head west on CR40 to CR336. Turn right heading north on CR336 for 5 miles to CR337. Turn right heading north on CR337. Just past CR326, look for the trailhead parking area on the left side of the road accessed via Camp Road.

Overall, Black Prong is the 56th most popular mountain bike trail of all 58 mountain biking rides in Florida. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Black Prong including Santos Bike Trails, Paisley Woods Bike Trail and Tidewater / Apex Trails.

Black Prong Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Goethe State Forest (352) 465-8585; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607.

Recommended Book:  "Bicycling In Florida: Offroad Guide" from Tom Oswald

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  29.307152, -82.596395

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/31/2016

ID:  14858

Black Prong Mountain Biking Map


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