Five-Star Trails: Gainesville & Ocala

Five-Star Trails: Gainesville & Ocala


Your Guide to the Area’s Most Beautiful Hikes

Immerse yourself in the natural wonderland of this section of the Sunshine State.

Lace Up, Grab Your Pack, and Hit the Trail in North Central Florida!

From the Prairie Creek Preserve to Rainbow Springs State Park, Gainesville and Ocala are polar opposites in many ways, but both offer much for those that share a love of the outdoors. Five-Star Trails: Gainesville & Ocala helps you find the best among the region’s several hundred miles of trails. Authored by Florida hiking expert and long-time Ocala resident Sandra Friend along with 40-year Eagle Scout and Florida Trail Association life member John Keatley, this handy guide provides a fresh perspective on the region’s ever-expanding array of hiking trails. Covering more than 35 hikes across a three-county region, all within an hour’s drive of either city, Five-Star Trails: Gainesville & Ocala gives you a reason to get outdoors now. Hikes are rated and highlighted according to their strengths from five perspectives: scenery, trail conditions, good for children, difficulty, and solitude. This handy guide makes planning your trip easy and enjoyable!

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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 5 × 8 in

Sandra Friend


John Keatley



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Menasha Ridge Press


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