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Ross Prairie Trailhead

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Address: 10660 SW Highway 200, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6503

Part of the Ross Prairie State Forest managed by the Office of Greenways...

Part of the Ross Prairie State Forest managed by the Office of Greenways & Trails

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be careful. lots of wild boar...lol

great place to hike and bring the dog. be careful...lots of wild life like pigs and bears. bring a whistle or make lots of noise.

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Dunnellon, Florida
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Ocoee, Florida
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73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to step outside and enjoy nature for hours. Many different activities to enjoy. We started off on the hiking trail Ross Prairie State Forest Hiking Trail which is behind and to the right of the rest rooms. Nice trail to do in the evening after supper a 2.25 mile loop. There is also a mountain bike trail we... More 

1 Thank leahkashouty
Dunnellon, Florida
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214 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

What a great place. We checked it out to trailer in and ride. Very clean and nice! Great trails! Great maps! Nice camp manager as well.

Thank Sherri9360
Tavares, Florida
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821 reviews
542 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,070 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great trailhead that services hikers, horses, and campers as well. Holly Hammock Trail begins here. It is a 2.3 mile loop hiking trail that's listed on the Florida Trailwalker's Program. Beautiful trail with lots of wildlife. There is also a primitive campsite located on this trail. My dog Buc and I hiked the entire loop in less than an hour.... More 

Thank FlaHarlock
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Upon arrival we met Bob, our camp host, who was very friendly and helpful. He gave us a map of the area and showed us around a bit. He was probably the friendliest camp host we've met thus far! The following are some bullet points of what to expect: -Very open and close to the highway. Expect to hear traffic... More 

Thank Julie D
Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Visiting from SC and had local Ocala friends drop us and our bicycles off here to begin a 5-day / 4-night bikepacking trip along the Withlacoochee State Trail (46-mile rail trail with termini at Dunnellon and Owensboro). Did not go in beyond the first 100 yards of entrance road, but was an excellent starting/ending point for our trip. Be careful... More 

Thank ColNei
Dunnellon, Florida
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

great place to hike and bring the dog. be careful...lots of wild life like pigs and bears. bring a whistle or make lots of noise.

1 Thank Terrifurniss
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The Ross Prairie Campground is small and has no trees or grass. The trails however are great to walk. The camping sites are small and close together. The bathroomost is far away and has only two showers and stalls in both male and female. My husband called it the dungeon. The staff is nice but there is no control over... More 

1 Thank Deborah H
Spring Hill, Florida, United States
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Plenty of hiking trails for you and your horse. Typical Florida woodland hiking not far from the Rainbow River.

1 Thank Ray D
Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

a good place to walk and enjoy nature, birds, and other wildlife. you can also bike if you don't walk.

Thank 1va-gentleman
Titusville, Florida
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We camped here for about 5 days in our 5th Wheel. The pull-through slots are a plus with water/electricity. Horses are allowed and tethered. The only drawback was the restroom. It is shared with the main hiking area and is up a hill from the campground. There are two showers and three toilets in the restroom area. Go early for... More 

1 Thank JST824

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