Best Places to Off-Road in Florida | Timbren Active Off-Road Bumpstops

Timbren Active Off-Road Bumpstops

This short article introduces you to some of the best off-road trails in Florida. It also sheds light on Timbren Active Off-Road Bumpstops for off-roading in Florida.

What is the most popular off-road vehicle in Florida? 

UTV Side-by-Side Rentals: The most common way to see Florida’s hundreds of miles of trails is on a side-by-side OHV, some of which come equipped with more bells and whistles than a Cadillac!

  • Can-Am Maverick MAX X3 
  • Yamaha YXZ UTV
  • Honda Pioneer 1000

UTV racing down hill

Image Source: Rick Case Honda

If a UTV side-by-side isn’t your style, here are four of the most popular SUVs in Florida:

  • Ford Bronco
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Toyota 4Runner

4x4 SUV splashing through swamp land

Image Source: On the Trail: Ocala National Forest by Mark Masker

Note: Timbren SES products have made-to-measure 4x4 suspension upgrades for your SUV.

What are the best places to off-road in Florida?

  • Croom C Trail
    • Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 28 min to complete this 11.6-km loop trail near Brooksville, Florida. The best times to visit this trail are October through April.
  • Hardrock Ocala OHV Trail
    • Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 0 min to complete this 3.2-km loop trail near Ocala, Florida. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.
  • Stumpers Grade
    • Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 5 h 38 min to complete this 31.9-km point-to-point trail near Loxahatchee, Florida. The best times to visit this trail are September through March.
  • Loop Road Scenic Drive
    • Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 14 h 44 min to complete this 69.2-km loop trail near Ochopee, Florida. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.
  • Ladyslipper Trail
    • Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 53 min to complete this 4.8-km out-and-back trail near North Port, Florida. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

Swamp land photo in Florida

Photo Source: AllTrails - Lady Slipper Trail Guide, Florida

  • Vortex Springs Jeep Trails
    • Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 47 min to complete this 6.3-km loop trail near Westville, Florida. It's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.
  • Bio Lab Road
    • Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 37 min to complete this 9.0-km point-to-point trail near Titusville, Florida. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.
  • Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
    • Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 3 h 8 min to complete this 14.6-km point-to-point trail near Suwannee, Florida. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.
  • Turner River Unit: Monument Road
    • Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 15 h 28 min to complete this 61.8-km loop trail near Ochopee, Florida. This trail is great for off-road driving, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.
  • Clear Creek OHV Park
    • Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 14 h 38 min to complete this 56.5-km loop trail near Milton, Florida. This is a popular trail for off-road driving.

Assembled bumpstop for off-road driving

What are the needed suspension upgrades to consider for off-road vehicles?

One of the smaller components of a suspension system is the bump stop. If you understand the purpose of a bump stop, then you know how they work. Factory bump stops limit the travel of the springs and protect the axle and frame to a certain extent by preventing the metal frame from smashing down on the metal axle (as in a straight-axle setup).

There are basically three types of bump stops:

    1. Factory bump stops
    2. Hydraulic bump stops

Active Off-road Bumpstops

All 3 types minimize the damage caused when the suspension bottoms out. However, the best suspension upgrade for an off-road vehicle is an off-road bump stop. Here’s why:

Off-road bump stops take it one step further by helping to maintain better ride quality on rough terrain, as well as giving the driver more control over the vehicle. Active Off-Road Bumpstops are designed to absorb the constant stress of bottoming out by providing a softer cushion between frame and axle.

Active off-road bumpstops

Why are Timbren Active Off-Road Bumpstops the best solution?

Active Off-Road Bumpstops – another great product from Timbren Industries – are made of natural rubber and come in many shapes and sizes. Depending on what you drive when you go off-roading, there is an Active Off-Road Bumpstop kit that will fit your off-road vehicle. 

Active Off-Road Bumpstops are the best solution for your off-road vehicle for many reasons:

  1. Easy installation
  2. Zero maintenance
  3. Smooth Axle Engagement
  4. Maximum Control
  5. Spend more time on the trail
  6. 100-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
  7. No B.S. Lifetime Warranty

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