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Find the top rated cross country skiing trails in Ocala, whether you're looking for an easy short cross country skiing trail or a long cross country skiing trail, you'll find what you're looking for. Click on a cross country skiing trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
I started my ride on State Road 100 just west of Palatka Regional Airport. Very nice well maintained trail. My intentions were to make it to Keystone Heights. Unfortunately, after two knee replacements I found I was not ready to make the complete round trip. While I enjoyed the trail very much, a restroom would have been really nice to see.
This is a really nice if fairly short trail. You ride alongside the river the whole time. There are many places to stop and have a look out and even a picnic. Good place to see wildlife (deer, turtles) and it was not crowded - just a handful of other riders.
You have to cross several streets - including a highway, during this brief trail. First half of it was not enjoyable at all, so we abandoned it and rode through town in a safer manner
This is a fun and long trail. Plenty of great scenery and Trail is in good shape.
There are several decent trails in this area, Cady Way, West Orange, etc but my favorite is the Van Fleet Trail. I know many find it to be a boring trail but I like the fact that it is never crazy crowded and hardly has any intersections so you can just ride and not have to worry about stopping all the time like West Orange. Combine this with the Auburndale Trail and round trip you can get around 72 miles in. Lots of critters to see as well. Deer, armadillos, snakes, raccoons, turtles owls, etc! Great to just put on head phones and ride!!
I was excited to checkout this trail on a a Saturday morning. I parked my car in the lot at mile marker 0 and rode to Floral city and back. Honestly, maybe wilderness rides are not for me. There’s almost a complete lack of water, restrooms and any places to stop off to get something to eat or drink. I was expecting some amazing views riding along the Withlacoochee none. Maybe the northern half of the trail has more to offer, but I definitely will not be going back again starting at mile marker 0
My favorite park
Loved riding this trail. It is more scenic in my opinion than the Jacksonville-Baldwin trail. And takes you through nice downtown palatka.
You ever have one of those days when you are out exercising and everything is going really good. The weather is perfect, your spirits are high, you feel really good and your bike is running smooth and fast. April 26, 2020 was one of those days for me. It was a great ride. I picked up the trail just west of the Palatka Regional Airport. This trail is nice and smooth and has very little traffic. I highly recommend.
Beautiful ride! Bring lots of water, especially if bringing the kids, as for the most part the trail is unshaded and one bottle of water will definitely not suffice.
I took my first ride this week on the Van Fleet Trail. This trail is straight as an arrow and flat, so it’s an easy ride for all skill levels. The trail is in excellent shape and well marked. There’s plenty of shade. Whether a plus or a minus depends on the rider, but the Van Vleet Trail is very rural and quiet, without a lot of traffic. The scenery is pretty but doesn’t change much along the way. After a few miles, I found the trail a bit boring.
Trail is open during this Covid-19 crisis and barely anyone on it yesterday. 1st time for me and I loved it--surfaces are comfortable, scenery just beautiful with water on both sides and you feel really removed from things. Only activity was some water district work in a couple of sections but we passed right through. Saw 8-9 gators--some fairly up close! We did a few diversions so it was about 21 miles--I want to go back!
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