Alexander Springs to Hoptkins Prairie- Ocala National Forest - Member Hike

Hike Name: Alexander Springs to Hoptkins Prairie- Ocala National Forest
Country: United States
State: Florida
Nearby Town: Salt Springs
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: Alexander Springs Campground in the Ocala National Forest
Total Hike Distance: 33.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: Alexander Springs
Hike Ends: Hopkins Prairie
Trails Used: Florida National Scenic Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Lakes
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Florida Trail Association or Ocala National Forest
Best Season: Winter, Spring
Users: Hikers
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.



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