Red Root Trail Horseback Riding

The 27th most popular equestrian trail in Florida.

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Northwest of Jacksonville and north of Baldwin, the Red Root Trail is an 8 mile route in the 3,400 acre Cary State Forest. The ecosystems on Cary State Forest are varied and include longleaf pine/wiregrass, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, baygalls and cypress ponds.

To reach the trailhead from Baldwin, head north on US301 for 7 miles. Turn right on the first dirt road past the Bryceville Fire Department.

Horseback riding is a popular activity on the forest and is allowed on all forest roads as well as a designated eight mile horseback riding trail. The Red Root Trail takes horseback riders through many different forest ecosystems which include: mature longleaf pine stands, immature slash pine stands and deep woods swamp.

Overall, Red Root Trail is the 27th most popular horse trail of all 34 horseback rides in Florida. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Red Root Trail including Evans Loop Trail, West Tower Trails and Holloway Loop.

Red Root Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  CSF (904) 266-5021; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607; FL Horse Council (941) 731-2999; FL Trail Blazers (352) 669-8532.

Best Season:  Any

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  30.39423, -81.9296

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  8/4/2016

ID:  14816

Red Root Trail Horseback Riding Map


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