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 34th most popular horse trail of all 34 horseback rides in Florida.