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Old 07-08-2019, 03:03 AM
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Novice off-roading in North FL

Hi guys, I recently picked up a 2018 JKU and am wanting to get it out for some beginner wheeling. I've read about Hard Rock off road park in Ocala and wondering if I can take a stock JKU sport out there and do some trails, or is it to much for a stocker. Also any info on some novice to moderate trails in or around North FL would be appreciated.

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Yes there are a few good trails in Hard Rock, but if wet be careful.


First and foremost, do not wheel alone. It is a long hot walk back.


Join a club and let them share the trails and fun with you and the experience is priceless. Check out the Ocala Jeep Club for one; https://www.ocalajeepclub.com/



A couple of places to visit with others is:


Citrus - https://myfwc.com/hunting/wma-brochu...entral/citrus/


Goethe - https://myfwc.com/hunting/wma-brochu...entral/goethe/


Lochloosa - https://myfwc.com/hunting/wma-brochu...ral/lochloosa/


Ocala - https://myfwc.com/recreation/cooperative/ocala/


Osceola - https://myfwc.com/recreation/cooperative/osceola/


And many more....


Don't go alone and find others in a club that will know about the VERY specific rules for these forests because if you are caught doing something wrong it can be a $550 ticket per incident.......... Yep!


I go out as much as possible and have been doing these areas for 25+ years and can tell you that you will have a lot of fun and see things you can't forget and the friendship will be priceless.
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Thanks PapasJP! I know we've got a local Jeep club but I'm not sure if they do any wheeling. I'll definitely check them out and also the Ocala Jeep club. I appreciate the info and hopefully I can get my new rig on the trails soon.
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The OJC does monthly trail rides for all levels of stock/mod Jeeps.


And Jeeptoberfest is an adventure you don't want to miss and additionally you will be proud to be part of it with the charities we give help to.


You have a Jeep, go out and explore, see what it and you can do to enjoy it, yourself, and life.
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Jeeptoberfest looks like a blast, I will definitely be there.
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check out the Florida thread area as we are starting to discuss a ride in the fall in/around Ocala. Easy stuff, great for 1st time getting out with a new Jeep.
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check out the Florida thread area as we are starting to discuss a ride in the fall in/around Ocala. Easy stuff, great for 1st time getting out with a new Jeep.
Sounds good. I'll check it out and try to get out there. Thanks!
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I'll be headed that way as well when the weather cools down. Waiting for new wheels and M/T tires, as well as a couple of very light mods. Can't wait.

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