March 15, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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WITH THIS GROUP SO THINKING WE NEED TO GO TO THE BLUE GATOR ON SUNDAY AFTER THE HIKE.
Date: Saturday 3/15 - 3/16. 2014
Mileage: 12.4 miles
Backpacking Overnight Trip full gear for primitive camping will be needed.
Saturday: Pruitt Trailhead to Ross Prairie - 6.2 miles
Sunday: Ross Prairie to SW 49th Ave - 6.2 miles
As a protected corridor south of Ocala, this section of the Florida Trail is the westernmost segment on the Cross Florida Greenway, showing off the unusual terrain created during construction of the Cross Florida Ship Canal in the 1930s. It’s one of the few places in Central Florida you’ll find switchbacks along a hike, and the sculpted terrain, now cloaked in forest, provides excellent scenic views down into the surrounding forest and diggings.