Croom Tucker Hill Day Use Area

26416 County Rd 480 W, Brooksville, FL 34601

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Nestled in the Withlacoochee  State Forest, Croom is our most extensive and highest elevation trail system with over 50 miles of single track.  This system is like no other we maintain with its natural limestone pits and varying terrain.  Most of the trail system is not very technical but longer distances combined with extended climbs will get your heart pounding and your legs screaming.  For those who want more than just distance and climbing there are several challenging trails on the northeast side of the blue loop and southern comfort off of the red loop.   As this property is a WMA tract, please be aware of when hunting season is and be sure to wear bright clothing while riding.  If you come across hunters on the trail be courteous.   Please report any issues to Forestry and FWC.  Hunting season and general information can be found below.

 Croom Trail Map

Click the link below to download the map. Click on the image to view the map in your browser.

Parking Information

Parking Lot #1  --> Directions

Parking Lot #2 --> Directions N/A (see map)

Parking Lot #3 --> Directions (Tucker Hill - $2 fee)

Trail Information

General:

This network of single-track forms two loops of

12 and 35 miles. Actual trail length, including connectors, is over 55 miles. There are three connector trails that allow combinations of the two loops. The connectors (red signs) total ten miles in length (total). By using the red trails one can ride 7, 12, 20, 25, 35 or 42 miles.

Trail Crew Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/croomtrailcrew

Authorized Usage Types.  Please report any unauthorized user types to us via our contact form:

  • Mountain biking on designated trails

  • Hiking on designated trails

  • Equestrian on designated trails

  • 4x4, dirt bike, and UTV/ATV usage on designated forest roads.

  • Hunting during appropriate seasons

Facilities:

  • Tucker Hill Day Use includes grills, picnic tables, pavilion, bathrooms.  Day use fee required. 

Trail Workdays

TBD

Detailed Trail Information

Croom WMA is a joint venture between Florida Forest Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Please use links below for Forestry and FWC information. Swamp is a volunteer non profit that maintains the mountain biking/off-road cycling single track. For emergencies call 911. For specific hunting and usage questions please call Forestry or FWC.

Florida Forest Service

https://www.fdacs.gov/Forest-Wildfire/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Withlacoochee-State-Forest/Wildlife-Management-Areas-at-Withlacoochee-State-Forest

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

https://myfwc.com/recreation/cooperative/croom/

Home to the Croom 35/50 Endurance Challenge and one of the best trails in the state, Drunken Monkey!

Croom is an amazing trail system that welcomes riders of all disciplines from XC to Freeride, there is something for everyone including kids and families.

Croom 35/50 Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/Croom50challenge

Hunting Season: Each Wildlife Management Area in Florida is different and has its own rules. Hunting with a tree stand is permitted during hunting season, again depending on the management area. The tree stands are not usually allowed to be there until a day before the hunting season starts and should be removed after the season has concluded. Many of the Wildlife Management Areas across our state are open to multiple user groups which does at times cause conflict. These areas are meant to be shared and respected by each user group keeping safety in mind at all times.

We recommend your users to go to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission webpage at https://myfwc.com/ and review their link regarding hunting. Their site also has a link to every brochure for any wildlife management area in the state that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission manages which lists the season dates for any hunting permitted on the particular wildlife management area allowing the individual to choose when they want to be on that particular management area. Please share the following link regarding hunting https://myfwc.com/hunting/ . Any questions regarding hunting law violations on wildlife management areas should be directed to the appropriate FFWCC Regional Office https://myfwc.com/contact/fwc-office/regional-offices/ or by calling toll-free number 1-888-404-3922.

Prescribed Burn Info:

https://whyprescribedfire.org/let-neighbors-know/

https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service

http://fireinfo.fdacs.gov/fmis.dataviewer

https://www.fdacs.gov/Forest-Wildfire/Wildland-Fire/Burn-Authorizations

https://www.fdacs.gov/Forest-Wildfire/Wildland-Fire/Fire-Prevention/Be-Wildfire-Ready

Contact Trail Crew

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