Explore with us though the beach, forests and rivers in Ocala National Forest near Daytona Beach, Florida to catch one of the best places to off-road in Florida. Joining us for this trip is catfish noodler Hannah Barron and her dad, to learn off-road skills that will get them to their next great catch! Host Cole Young guides us through this unique part of the country offering unique off-roading opportunities and great ways to access camping and fishing spots in the Ocala National Forest.
0:00 4Runner + Jeep Wrangler at Ormond Beach
3:33 Driving to Ocala National Forest
9:41 Fishing at St. John’s River
11:11 Water Crossing in a 4Runner + Ford Ranger
13:11 Alexander Springs
Love joining us On The Trail? Like, comment & subscribe for more!
To take them on this trip around Florida, Cole came with his Toyota 4Runner TRD Offroad. Its suspension has been upgraded with BC Racing coilovers, and with Nitto Mud Grappler tires, it has more than enough to make it through the sand and water.
Hannah, on the other hand, came with a stock Ford Ranger on Nitto Terra Grappler G2s. Despite the lack of upgrades, her vehicle is perfect for this kind of wheeling, and the Nitto tires will help her get the grip she needs through the sand.
The day starts at Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona. This beach is one of the few you can actually drive your own vehicle on, so if you’re ever in the area with a four-wheel drive vehicle, it’s a fun way to get out on the sand.
The team then makes their way to the trailhead in Ocala National Forest, before driving along a sandy trail with Hannah learning some new off-roading skills.
After breaking for lunch, they reach St. John’s River, where Hannah goes fishing with her dad.
Then right before the end of the day, they take a detour to some deeper water crossings for a few minutes to see how Hannah does in the stock Ranger.
This is one of those trails that pretty much anyone at any skill level can have some fun on. Watch the episode to see exactly how you can go wheeling in the Florida forest, and subscribe to Driving Line’s YouTube channel to see where else Driving Line will explore.
Got a place you want us to explore? Drop us a comment and let us know where we should go next. Thank you for joining us in this adventure through Florida and Ocala National Forest, On The Trail! For Trail Basics, Everything You Need to Know To Go Off-Roading: https://www.drivingline.com/trail-basics/
Driving Line Trail Guide Articles by Regions:
Southern California Trails: https://www.drivingline.com/southern-california/ J
ohnson Valley Rock Trails: https://www.drivingline.com/johnson-valley/
Outside So Cal: https://www.drivingline.com/beyond-california/
Find more awesome content on: https://www.drivingline.com/
#ocalanationalforest #bestplacestooffroad #mudgrappler