Tillis Hill Recreation Area Horseback Riding

The 32nd most popular equestrian trail in Florida.

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North of Tampa and southwest of Inverness, the 50,000 acre Citrus Tract has an excellent horseback riding trail system in the Tillis Hill Recreation Area. There are two main trails in the Tillis Hill Recreation Area. The One Day Trail is a a 12 mile route. The Two Day Trail is a 24 mile route, which is ideal for that overnight packing trip.

To reach the Tillis Hill Recreation Area trailhead from Inverness, head west on SR44 to FR13. Turn left heading south on FR13 to the Tillis Hill Recreation Area. The trailhead parking area has 24 horse stall and a communal corral.

NOTE : ALL horses must have proof of current negative coggins test results when on state lands. ALL children under the age of 16 are required to wear a protective helmet while riding on state lands.

Overall, Tillis Hill Recreation Area is the 32nd most popular horse trail of all 34 horseback rides in Florida. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Tillis Hill Recreation Area including Croom Horse Trail Network, Alafia River State Park, Mustang Horse Trail, Arbuckle Tract and Walk-In-The-Water Loop.


Local Contact(s):  Tillis Hill Recreation Area (352) 344-4238; Withlacooche State Forest (352) 754-6896; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607; FL Horse Council (941) 731-2999; FL Trail Blazers (352) 669-8532.

Best Season:  Oct - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Tillis Hill Campground

Reference Source:  click here https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service

GPS:  28.728284, -82.414327

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/6/2016

ID:  22473


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