LAM Trail Horseback Riding

The 6th most popular equestrian trail in Florida.

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East of Ocala and northeast of Lynne in the Ocala National Forest, the LAM Trail (Lake/Alachua/Marion Trail) is a 34 mile route open to horseback riding. It is marked with yellow blazes. It stretches from Doe Lake to a point near the town Eureka. The trail does continue beyond the forest towards Paines Prairie near Gainesville, but not all sections may be completed.

The Swim Pond horse trailer parking area is shown on the horse trail map. While this is the only developed parking facility available at this time, many individuals choose to park alongside a forest road wherever trails cross.

There is no permit or fee to ride horses on these trails, nor is riding restricted to the established trails, however, horses are not permitted on the Paisley Woods Bicycle Trail, the Ocala section of the Florida National Scenic Trail, or in developed campgrounds. Tent camping with horses is allowed throughout the general forest area, except during deer hunting season.

Note: both black bears and alligators can be found within the Ocala National Forest.

Overall, LAM Trail is the 6th most popular horse trail of all 34 horseback rides in Florida. Several of the better horse trails are nearby LAM Trail including Praire Trail, Baptist Lake Trail, Flatwoods Trail, Black Prong, Apex / Tidewater Horse Trails and Marjorie Harris Greenway.

LAM Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Ocala National Forest (352) 669-3153; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607; Fiddlers Green Ranch Trail Rides, Altoona (352) 669-7111; JNB Horse Haven, Altoona (352) 753-4756.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Doe Lake Horse Camp; NFS Clearwater Lake CG

Luxury Loding:  Seven Sisters Inn, Ocala (352) 867-1170.

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  28.9896, -81.6513

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  6/29/2016

ID:  14761

LAM Trail Horseback Riding Map


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