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Hiking in Ocala Parks

Happy Trails to You!

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Whether you are a nature lover looking to get some exercise, or just need some fresh air, the City of Ocala provides a trail system to meet your needs.

 

Jervey Gantt Health Trail
(Located at Jervey Gantt Park)
Length ~ Two miles
Lighting ~ Yes
Surface ~ Clay/Asphalt
Times ~ 4 a.m.~11 p.m.
Other ~ Excercise Stations
Class ~ Exercise

 

Martin Luther King Walking Trail
(Located at Martin Luther King Recreation Complex)
Length ~ 1/2 mile
Lighting ~ Yes
Surface ~ Asphalt
Times ~ 6 a.m.~10 p.m.
Other ~ Excercise Stations
Class ~ Exercise

 

Lillian Bryant Walking Trail
(Located at Lillian Bryant Park)
Length ~ One mile
Lighting ~ Yes
Surface ~ Clay/Asphalt
Times ~ 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Class ~ Exercise

 

Tuscawilla Park Walking Trail
(Located at Tuscawilla Park)
Length ~ 3/5 mile
Lighting ~ Partial
Surface ~ Concrete
Times ~ Sunrise to Sunset
Class ~ Exercise

 

Thompsons Bowl Walking Trail
(Located at Thompsons Bowl Park)
Length ~ 1/2 mile 
Lighting ~ No
Surface ~ Concrete
Times ~ Sunrise to Sunset
Class ~ Exercise

 

Scott Springs Nature Trail
(Located at Scott Springs Park)
Length ~ 1/4 mile
Lighting ~ No
Surface ~ Natural
Times ~ Sunrise to Sunset
Other ~ Rough terrain includes observation decks.
Class ~ Nature

 

Heritage Nature Environmental Play Trail
(Located at Heritage Nature Conservancy)
Length ~ 2/5 mile
Lighting ~ No
Surface ~ Mulch
Times ~ Sunrise to Sunset
Other ~ Nature Education Play Stations
Class ~ Nature

Leave No Trace.  Stay on the beaten path.  Do not disturb the vegetation or wildlife.  Bring out what you take in.



Our Promise


At Ocala Recreation and Parks we endeavor to provide you with experiences uniquely yours in safe places and spaces that captivate and inspire - where strangers become friends and friends become a family we call community - where little boys and girls dream of mighty achievements and their families and neighbors are their biggest fans - where the song of the swing set, the roaring of the crowd and the rustling of the leaves all blend into a sweet symphony - where time and troubles slip away into smiles and laughter.

At Ocala Recreation and Parks we endeavor to ensure that the memories you make with us here today will be the treasured stories you share with your family, friends, children, and grandchildren tomorrow. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.