|Hike Name:||Alexander Springs to Hoptkins Prairie- Ocala National Forest|
|Nearby Town:||Salt Springs|
|Directions:||Alexander Springs Campground in the Ocala National Forest|
|Total Hike Distance:||33.00 miles|
|Hike Difficulty:||Easy to Moderate|
|Hike Type:||One-Way, Shuttle Hike|
|Hike Starts:||Alexander Springs|
|Hike Ends:||Hopkins Prairie|
|Trails Used:||Florida National Scenic Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Lakes|
|Management:||U.S. Forest Service|
|Contact Information:||Florida Trail Association or Ocala National Forest|
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring|
|Road Conditions:||Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads, Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads|
|Hike Summary:||Chuck and I did this hike in December of 2003. It was cold, down to freezing one night - before Global Warming I guess!
We left one car at Alexander Springs, a secure developed campground and left the other at Hopkins Prairie campground which I think has been since closed due to hurricane damage. The weather was beautiful, the prairie ponds very scenic, and just an all round memorable hike.