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.