i have been taken to 1 spot in the "brandon area" thats the only one i know of in the area, may be heading back that way one of these days, have not meet any of the jeep clubs in tampa, i dont see many around
I live about 3 miles from the Apalachicola National Forest. There are TONS of trails running all through it and there are numerous camping areas. Not sure what kind of trails you might prefer but might be something you would want to look into. Just got my ride so I plan on taking the kids out as much as possible.
I called the ranger station and they sent me a nice e-mail saying that there were miles of trails, mostly just dirt roads but a few creek crossings, some mud and a few nice trails worth finding. Still haven't made it down but I thought it was nice of the ranger to take the time.
There are some trails off 54 by hwy 98 coming out of Zephyrhills going into Lakeland thats just around the corner from tampa less than an hr away lot of trails and more mud than you need for some fun just one way in on the right if you come from Zephyrhills way by SE 54 it's about 1/2 a mile. a mile tops or so before you get to hwy 98