Let's talk about 4x4 offroad trails in Florida
This article specifically covers Jeep trails, truck trails, OHV trails, and all other 4x4 off road trails in Florida (FL).
As of writing this (Aug 2019) there are 30 off-road trails located in Florida that are listed on the Where2Wheel map. If you haven't heard of Where2Wheel yet, we are a crowdsourced trail map where offroaders can share trail information; if you see a trail on W2W that you know of, then please help us out by adding some info to that trail, or if you know of a 4x4 trail that we don't have on our map then be a good sport and add that trail to the map as long as it is open for wheeling and is appropriate for Jeeps or trucks.
Okay, so the easiest way to breakdown off road trails in Florida is going to be to highlight some offroad tails moving from north to south. If you want to skip to the Where2Wheel map and check out all the offroad trails in FL for yourself, then you can click here and probably save yourself some time by avoiding my "oh so exciting" trail highlights. But if you like to do things the hard way, then stick around and I will brief you on the 4x4 trails that Florida has to offer. If you haven't done any wheeling in Florida before, then a quick summary would be mud, mud, and more mud; a good set of mud terrain tires and a tow strap or winch are going to be some of your most valaued equipment on the Florida trails.
Starting out with off road trails in the Pan handle of FL, just N of Panama City, we have "The Swamp Offroad Park". Here you can find mud of course, but the park also offers some hills and has recently added an obstacle course to keep you having 4x4 fun even when you are sick of the mud. Additionally, we have multiple users reviews on W2W that rave about the top notch staff and owners at The Swamp Offroad Park; if you are in the area then this sounds like a great place to have some muddy fun! Staying in North Florida, but moving eastward, between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, we have a cluster of offroad 4x4 trails. Both Twin Rivers State Park and Osceola National Forrest offer some 4x4 trail fun at zero dollars for admission, although you might be hard pressed to find any challenging terrain here as most of what you will find are fire roads. If you get lucky you might find some washed out areas, but remember to stay the trail. Last offroad trail that we have listed in N FL is the Iron Horse Mud Ranch. Located near Athena, the Iron Horse Mud Ranch offers five seperate mud bog areas to play in ranging from mild to wild; conveniently this park also offers a vehicle wash area to clean off your 4x4 after testing out those mud terrains.
In Central Florida, we have 10 off-road trails listed between Gainesville and Tampa; click here to go to the W2W map to view for yourself. South of Gainesville near Ocala is Hard Rock Off Road Park. Hard Rock started life out as a rock quary and was then turned into a motorcycle park, but about a decade ago the park opened up trails for 4x4, Jeeps, and trucks. Enthusiasts rave about this park for its wide variety of terrain ranging from "stock to rock buggy". Several reviewers have called Hard Rock Off Road Park "the spot to wheel in Central FL". The other off-road park in Central FL is Hog Waller Mud Bog & ATV; this is mud heaven if that's what you are looking for. There is one giant mud bog pit on this property that is 1,100 acres large, and I'd recommend checking it out as a spectator unless you have a mud truck or ATV (Jeeps with 35s beware!). The remainder of the offroad trails in Central Florida are either National Forrests, Wildlife Management Areas, or local 4x4 trails that users have been kind enough to share; check out the W2W map to investigate for yourself.
Switching gears to the 4x4 offroad trails ini South Florida, we have a lot more local spots that users have shared with the W2W community; again, you will have to check out the W2W map to comb through those yourself. The one off-road park in South Florida that I will give a shoutout to is RedNeck Mud Park. The Redneck Mud Park is exactly what the name implies; it's the stuff that those wild mud bog parties on YouTube are made of! There are 4 main mud holes with varying difficulty along with some wooded trails to help diversify from all that mudding action. Whether you go to watch or to wheel, this is a place worth stopping by when in South Florida. Alright, so that is a quick summary of the 4x4 off road trails in Florida. Please check out the Where2Wheel map to get a better view of the offroad trails in FL; if you enjoy the site, we welcome you to register. Thanks for reading!
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