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Cross Florida Greenway East

Length: 30.2 miles (linear)

Marshall Swamp (Diane Dammiller)East of the Baseline Trailhead, the FT follows a paved biking trail, with long stretches through open fields of blackberries. The character of the trail changes dramatically as you enter Marshall Swamp, following a crunchy gravel footpath through this jungle-like hydric hammock floodplain of the Silver River. Emerging at the Marshall Swamp trailhead, the trail then follows a connecting roadwalk north on CR 314, crossing an old drawbridge over the Ocklawaha River at historic Sharpes Ferry.

North of Marshall Swamp, the trail is undergoing active relocation to move it into the forest and off the road. This new 23-mile section of trail, the Western Ocala Trail, opened to the public on June 4, 2005. Be alert for new signage to direct you onto the new route. When you walk north up CR 314 to Nuby’s Corner, you will see the FT sign turnoff into the woods on your right after you cross the Sharpes Ferry Bridge and before you reach Nuby’s Corner.