View All Parks Director's Message

Cross Florida Greenway - CR 484 to 49th Ave.

 About Cross Florida Greenway - CR 484 to 49th Ave.

Wooded, unpaved trail on Cross Florida Greenway.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Mickey Thomason

The Florida summer sun is beginning to beam strongly on our trails. Make sure to grab your water bottles and hydrate often while out enjoying the beautiful Cross Florida Greenway. With more than 70,000 acres and 288 miles of trails for bikers, hikers and equestrians, there is plenty to explore. And for our water lovers, we have many paddling opportunities along the Ocklawaha and Withlacoochee rivers. This is the perfect time of year to be out on the water! Or if you prefer, come enjoy our campgrounds and wonderful fishing spots sure to please any outdoor enthusiast. We have something for everyone! The outdoors is a wonderful place to be! Come out today and enjoy all that our beautiful state has to offer!

GETTING HERE

SW 49th Avenue Trailhead:
12555 SW 49th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34473
GPS: N 29.0410 / W -82.2013

Shangri-La Trailhead:
Take CR 484 west from I-75. Go approx. 2 miles to traffic light at Marion Oaks Course. Turn right at light on Marion Oaks Course. Marion Oaks course will become Marion Oaks Trail. Continue to SW 69 Court on the right. Turn right, the pavement will end at the entrance sign to Shangrila Trailhead. Follow the limerock road to the trailhead.

GET INVOLVED

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.

CONCESSIONAIRES

PET POLICY

  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Well-behaved dogs and cats are allowed on the Greenway with a six-foot, hand-held leash. Owners must pick up after their pets.