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Florida Trail: S.R. 19 Trailhead to Farles Prairie Recreation Area

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Trail

4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 119' 36 m
Descent: -129' -39 m
High: 90' 27 m
Low: 49' 15 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Casey Collins

An easy singletrack run through Ocala National Forest scrub oaks and pine trees with a rewarding view of Lake Farles.

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Features Lake · Wildlife

Need to Know

There are restrooms, picnic tables and a hand water pump for animals at Farles Prairie Recreation Area.

Description

An easy singletrack trail with a few roots and downed logs crossing the trail. The ground is dry and mostly pine needles/sand. There is ample parking at the S.R. 19 Trailhead, with a fair number of campers and Scout troops on weekends. Deer are a common sight on this trail.

Orange blazes clearly mark this trail. The trail crosses several dirt roads, so be aware of traffic when crossing. The trail intersects with Buck Lake Loop Trail. Farles Lake has bathroom facilities, picnic tables and a grill area. There is also a hand pump well for drawing water for horses or dogs.

The trail is soft pine needles and sand, mostly singletrack through scrub oaks and pine trees.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, scrub oaks, ground moss, and pine trees

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Farles Lake - Ocala National Forest
Feb 17, 2019 near Umatilla, FL
Open vista before Buck Lake.
Feb 18, 2019 near Umatilla, FL
Trailhead
Feb 18, 2019 near Paisley, FL
Farles Prairie Recreation Center - Water Hand Pump
Feb 18, 2019 near Umatilla, FL

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