Map of Oak Ridge Equestrian Area
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About Oak Ridge Equestrian Area

The northeast corner of this property is the site of the Oak Ridge Equestrian Area. While still rural, this region of Hillsborough County is transitioning to suburban subdivisions. The trail is shaded within a forested wetland and open through pine flatwoods.

Recreational Opportunities


  • Equestrian and primitive camping available.
  • Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
  • A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.

Equestrian Use

  • Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails
  • Riders are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse‚Äôs current negative Coggins test.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding requires a free day-use reservation for buggy access behind locked
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.


  • Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of the year.


Access and Parking

  • Primary access point about 7 miles northeast of I-75 on Morris Bridge Road (CR 579), 0.4 miles
    north of Branchton Park.
  • Vehicle access to southern portion of trail is through Washburn gate. Day-use reservations
    required to access equestrian parking area.

Restrooms and Water

ADA accessible portable toilets and nonpotable water available at equestrian campgrounds.

For More Information

  • Reservations may be made at
  • Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only)
    or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470

Visit this Property


(This tract is part of the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve.)

Street Address

15847 Morris Bridge Road
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
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1,000 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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