Osceola National Forest For Dirt Biking

The 3rd most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Florida.

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West of Jacksonville near Lake City, the 200,000 acre Osceola National Forest has many oportunities for off-road motorcycle trails riding. Only licensed ATV and off-road motorcycles may be ridden on numbered forest roads. Unlicensed ATV and dirt bikes may only be operated on unnumbered woods roads, where permitted, and they must be transported on forest roads to and from the unnumbered roads by another vehicle. Unlicensed vehicle operation is only permitted during daylight hours.

Just remember that ATVs are not permitted on numbered forest service roads or on road shoulders. Luckily, there are tons of unnumbered forest roads and pathways throughout the forest. Also, cross-country travel off trail or road is prohibited.

Note: As of December 2007, we have had reports that there are now some designated ATV and dirt biking trails in the Forest. These designated trails are signed using brown carsonite signs with symbols for ATV or dirt bike. These signed trails can be accessed from Sharons Cabin In The Woods, which is a great place to rent and stay overnight (www.sharonscabin.com).

Note: As of July 2008, the State Of Florida requires riders under 16 years old to have taken an approved OHV safety course and to carry proof of course certification.

Overall, Osceola National Forest is the 3rd most popular dirt bike trail of all 18 dirt biking rides in Florida. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Osceola National Forest including North Florida Motocross, Gatorback Cycle Park, Pax Trax Motocross Park and Waldo Motorsports.


Local Contact(s):  ONF (386) 752-2577; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Florida" from Timothy Okeefe

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Ocean Pond CG; Sharons Cabin (800) 750-4712

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/florida/

Article Source:   Best Osceola National Forest Dirt Biking Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=DIRT&id=17058

GPS:  30.2398, -82.4338

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/17/2016

ID:  17058

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