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Alexander Springs to Ozello Trail (Roundtrip)

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 209 miles / 336.4 km
  • Ride Time: 4-6 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $15.88
  • State: Florida
Submitted by:
jkeeto

This is a phenomenal loop that will take you from the National Forest, through small rural towns, and over scenic sweeping horse and cattle country, then out to rolling hills East of Homosassa and into the marshes of the Ozello Keys. Truly a ride with every facet. You can pick up this trail from most anywhere near the Ocala Nat'l Forest. The road signs are very easily marked along this route, but pay attention going through Inverness and Leesburg to avoid the Business Districts slow downs. When you get out towards the coast on Route 98, you will go right past Crystal River Harley Davidson. Stop in for free bottled water on the weekends, and a good stretch at this point. There are a couple restaurants out on the Ozello Keys (your midway point)to get some grub before the trek back home. To shorten this ride you can stay on Route 44 and look for the Homosassa Trail, but you'll miss some georgous rolling forest roads in doing so. When you're almost home, you can reward yourself at the ice cream shop on the corner of County Road 450 and US 19.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Florida. This motorcycle route has 9 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by jkeeto in July. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by jkeeto

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OceanParksFall ColorsLakesForestRuralRiverFarm LandHistoric Sites

Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Road Characteristics:

Straight RoadSweeping Curves RoadTwisty RoadRolling HillsLight TrafficSmoothAdequate Gas StationsAdequate

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

felon says:

Good ride, all roads. Good BBQ joint at Nelson's Fish Camp on Hwy 42 asyou cross the bridge at Starke's Ferry. Be aware that Peck's out at the end of Ozello Trail is great place to eat, but they take CASH ONLY!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Marty_S says:

Pecks has changed ownership. Last I knew they finally accepted plastic. But beware, they have changed a few times in the last several years. Food always good, though. It would be useful to be able to see the dates of posts to know how current they are.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM






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