Ocala Adventure Trail For Dirt Biking
The 10th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Florida.
Monday 8 August 2016 05:49 GMT
Southeast of Ocala, the Ocala Adventure Trail (formerly Centennial Trail) is a 47 mile loop open to offroad motorcycle riding. It is a slow speed route designed to provide viewing access to the large sand pine scrub ecosystem. This trail system was designed to replace the informal trail system formerly known as the Big Scrub riding area.
There are three OHV parking corrals supporting dirt biking for day users. These parking corrals include: Big Scrub Campground, Blue Sink and Farles Prairie.
To reach the Big Scrub Campground from US75, use the SW/CR484 (Belleview) Exit #341. Head east on SW/CR484. Turn south on CR475 (not CR475a) to SR42. Head east on SR42 for 20.2 miles to FS588. Turn left heading east on dirt FS588 (aka SE222CT) for 6 miles to the intersection with FS573. The NFS Big Scrub Campground is on the northwest corner of the intersection. If you are camping at Big Scrub, you can ride from the campground to the trail system.
To reach the Blue Sink OHV Corral from Altoona, head north on SR19 for 6.7 miles to Pine Needle Pl. Turn left and when you cross a dirt north-south road, veer right. Turn left heading west on next road for 1.5 miles to the trailhead on the left side of the road.
To reach the Farles Prairie Recreation Area from SR40, head south on SR19. Look for signs on the right.
Note: As of August 2008, OHV riding on the Ocala Adventure Trail is only permitted with the purchase of the new trail pass (1 day, 7 day or annual pass) which are available at the trailheads. Riding double is prohibited. The maximum speed limit is 20 mph. All drivers under 16 years old must have a valid safety course certificate. The trail is only open to vehicles less than 65 inches wide.
Overall, Ocala Adventure Trail is the 10th most popular dirt bike trail of all 25 dirt biking rides in Florida. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Ocala Adventure Trail including Hardrock Cycle Park, Motocross of Marion County, Ocala North Trail System and Wandering Wiregrass Trail.