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Off-Road Trails: Florida

A diverse off-road state that has plenty of SXS adventures for everyone

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Scattered across the entire state, Florida has an abundance of riding areas, which include forest land, tracks, and private parks that cater to all riders. From the tip of the state in the south all the way to the panhandle up north, Florida is a family-friendly state that has enough off-roading adventure for everyone, ensuring families create memories from a life lived off-road. Life is better with Honda in Florida.

Several of the parks down south are known for their open areas, great riding opportunities in sandy and muddy conditions, and events that bring the whole family together in their SXS vehicles. With the sand, forested trails, and mud all mixed in, the Honda Talon 1000X is a great vehicle choice to tackle all of the terrain in this area with confidence.

Size 1,000 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Punta Gorda, Fla.

Florida Tracks and Trails

Size 1,000 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Punta Gorda, Fla.

Offering “Family Friendly Fun” for your entire clan, Florida Tracks and Trails is a premier place to ride in southern Florida. From the looks of it, it’s a place that we all need to visit, too. No matter what you are in the mood for, you’ll be able to do it at this location with a SXS track, 25+ miles of one directional trails, and overnight camping with, get this, 80+ acres of paintball and speedball. Fun for the whole family! Enjoying everything this park has to offer would be possible aboard the Honda Talon 1000X with its superior handy in the tight, wooded, trails, and its competent Fox-equipped suspension system for the track (should you dare…). With its location next to Punta Gorda, this place has nearby supplies just in case you run out or forget something for your adventure.

Size 800 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Punta Gorda, Fla.

Redneck Mud Park

Size 800 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Punta Gorda, Fla.

One of the largest off-road parks in all of Florida is Redneck Mud Park, which is located in southwestern portion of the state. Events are a mainstay at this off-road park, and visitors come here for those and the great riding on this old potato farm. A total of 880 acres are filled with an ATV course, several ponds, mud bogs, and some woods trails. Finding one vehicle to tackle all of this terrain is tough, but the Honda Talon 1000X would easily accomplish all of your goals at this riding area and bring big smiles to all of those who drive/ride it. You’re going to need the power of this 1000-class machine for the mud bogs! Primitive camping is available at the park, and supplies are available at the nearby town of Punta Gorda.

Honda Talon Florida

Distance 47 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Umatilla, Fla.

Big Scrub Recreation Area

Distance 47 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Umatilla, Fla.

How would you like to ride on the largest sand scrub pine forest in the world? At Big Scrub Recreation Area, you can do just that when you ride your family-ready SXS on the 47-mile long twisty loop. This loop is perfect for the Talon 1000X with its 64-inch width and comfortable interior. A 47-site campground is at the heart of this riding area, and the nearby town of Weirsdale has plenty of supplies should you forget anything at home.

Distance 76 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Fort McCoy, Fla.

Ocala North OHV Trail System

Distance 76 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Fort McCoy, Fla.

With several staging areas and a 30-site, direct access campground for those who want to stay overnight, the Ocala North OHV Trail System is a great place to saddle up and enjoy your adventures side-by-side. This system offers 76 miles of open and “mixed-use” trails. With a 64” width and plenty of get-up-and-go from the 999cc parallel twin engine, the Honda Talon 1000X is a side-by-side that is perfect for this type of trail system with plenty of power and confidence-inspiring handling. Should you forget any supplies at the campground, the nearby town of Salt Springs is just a short adventure away.

Distance 150 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Carabelle, Fla.

Tate’s Hell State Forest

Distance 150 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Carabelle, Fla.

For those living or venturing to the northern panhandle of Florida, Tate’s Hell State Forest is a multi-recreational place that offers something for everyone, including families looking to ride their SXS vehicles. Numerous species of wildlife characterize this area, and drivers have about 150 miles of dirt roads to enjoy. Forest roads are the primary terrain in this area, but there are also some sandy sections that dot the area. A primitive campground is connected directly to the trail system, or there are several staging areas with parking and all the goodies. With the open roads in this area, a stable and comfortable vehicle like the Honda Talon 1000X is a perfect side-by-side to enjoy with your family and friends on the trail.

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