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Cross Florida Greenway - SR 200 to CR 484

 About Cross Florida Greenway - SR 200 to CR 484

The Ross Prairie Trailhead features  full-facility  campgrounds and  equestrian amenities, by John Moran.


Mickey Thomason

Now that the holidays are behind us it is a great time to get out on the Cross Florida Greenway to enjoy outdoor recreation on the almost 300 miles of horse, bike or hiking trails the Greenway has to offer. A day of mountain biking at Santos or hiking at Ross Prairie is a relaxing way to work off the egg nog and fruit cake that Aunt May brought for the holiday feast!


Fishing and paddling the rivers or reservoirs is also an awesome way to get outside for some Florida sunshine to enjoy our mild winters that everyone in the nation envies. Trophy bass and specks are biting this time of year as we wait for winter to recede into spring in a couple of months. Right now is the best camping Florida has to offer and with campgrounds at Shangri La, Santos, Rodman and Ross Prairie the Greenway has its fair share. Please try one out that you haven’t been to before or go back and enjoy an old favorite. Come and spend some time with us on the Greenway and let us know how you enjoy it in the New year!




Ross Prairie Trailhead:
From I-75 in Ocala, take Exit 350 to SR 200. Head southwest (away from Ocala) on SR 200 crossing south over CR 484. Continue southwest on SR 200 approximately 1.2 mile. The trailhead is located on the left.

Alternative route:
From I-75 south of Ocala, take Exit 341 to CR 484. Head west (toward Dunnellon) on CR 484 for approximately 9 miles to the intersection with SR 200. Take a left on SR 200. Trailhead is approximately 1.2 miles on the left.


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  • 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.