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The Ozello Trail Ride + ADD NEW ROUTE


2   in Florida Florida9 Miles (one way) Miles

By Yellowstrom
on March 1, 2008

4.3out of 5

27 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

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Just north of Homosassa Springs is a town called Cutlers. In Cutlers (off or US Highway 19) you'll W. Ozello Trail (Also known as State Route 494).

Scenery

Water, twisties and lots more water. This great hidden little route just about 60 miles north of Tampa and offers some great Gulf Coast riding. Lots of great side roads to explore as there are many other roads to ride in this area. Lots of water & Great for pictures and having lunch at Pecks Port Cove. Let me know and I would love to make the ride with you. I am 5 minutes from the road -

Road Quality

Very good, a few bridges and lots of twisties.

Roadside Amenities

Pecks Old Port Cove restaurant on the water out toward the end is a great place to eat - great food!

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on July 26, 2012 6 out of 6 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Probably the one road that the state of FL got right. Enjoyable little ride that is over too soon. This road should be no problem for anyone with moderate riding experience. The only thing to really watch out for is sand in some of the turns.

Here's my ride on the trail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RmLZNqMpRs

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By MCR Contributor
on August 1, 2011 4 out of 4 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

The Ozello Trail is a great ride as long as your paying attention to the road. Many of the corners have a decreasing radius and will "bite" you if you let them. The "Island Outpost" welcomes bikers and is a great place to gas up and enjoy some of the best BBQ in town. It is about half way through the ride and marks the beginning of the tighter corners.

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By Guest
on February 8, 2011 4 out of 5 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Touring

Beautiful ride and love the twists and turns. Had lunch at Peck's Old Cove. Good prices and good food. Must try the clam chowder, it is outstanding and defintely home made.Great views of the water from the restaurant. We will certianly make this trip many times more.

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By Guest
on August 18, 2012 3 out of 4 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson Streetglide

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I have rode this route many times live in the area. We probably ride it at least 3 times a year. We have ate at Pecks many of time food has always been good and service pretty good. There is also a place in side the little convenient store that serves barbeque been told it is really good and a cool place for a quick bite.

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By Guest
on January 5, 2009 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is nice ride, Old Port cove was a great place to stop and eat. Rode up from Tampa on the Veterans Expressway

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By Guest
on May 5, 2010 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I ride this road almost every day. Some times I will take the bike out just to ride the trail and then go home. I love it.

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By Guest
on August 3, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Touring

Good twisty road, more appropriate for sport bikes than the tourer I was on. Nice scenery and not to long a trip off the main highways. Virtually no development along the way and you soon get a feel of tranquility you can only find in such natural settings. Stopped and had lunch at Peck's Cove. Prices were decent for seafood and I found the almond crusted grouper some of the best I have had in Florida. Made the trip from just west of Orlando ( Clermont ) on country back roads which made for a nice leisurely hour and fourty minute trip. Highly recommend the trail and Peck's Cove, keep on riding.

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By Guest
on April 16, 2008 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Standard

I rode the trail in January, and ate at Pecks. The road, a two lane asphalt road was free of potholes. Hard dirt sholders. Enough twisties to enjoy. The food at Pecks was very reasonable. Beer available after 2PM. Also check out the park at the end of the road, past the resturant. The only downside is getting to the road...High speed highway - US19

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By Guest
on December 29, 2012 1 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Harley Deluxe

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great ride and wonderful lunch at Peck's. We will do this again soon!!!!

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By Guest
on December 12, 2010 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Other

Nice little ride, wish it were longer! Road in decent shape. 2010 Yamaha VMax

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By Guest
on November 22, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Victory

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Born, raised Floridian - new to motorcycles. One of the best rides of this part part of Florida enjoyed to date. I thoroughtly enjoyed the twisty curves and beautiful tranquil views...the dining was a topping! Highly recommend this route!!

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By Guest
on January 25, 2010 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

This has to be one of the best motorcycle roads in Florida. My wife and I did our annual vacation in Florida again this winter so of course we had to go back and do this ride again. We did this ride last year but didn't get a chance to eat at Peck's. It's amazing how busy this restaurant is at 2:30 in the afternoon on a Wednesday. There was a 15 minute wait to get a table, but definitely worth it. Good food and a good ride.

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By Guest
on November 22, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Rode this Nov 21 '09 and it's all the previous comments state. A great ride! If I had more time I would have run it again. Word of warning about a parking lot at the foot of the bridge in the first photo. Graveled with marbles and challenging to turn in with a loaded top-heavy bike!

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By Guest
on March 25, 2009 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

This is a treffic motorcycle road. I was convinced there wern't any twisty roads in Florida until we rode this one. We 're from Pennsylvania and vacation for two weeks in Florida in the winter. Didn't get a chance to eat at Pecks but it's on our schedule for next year.

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By Guest
on March 25, 2009 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

The Ozello Trail is a great ride as long as your paying attention to the road. Many of the corners have a decreacing radius and will "bite" you if you let them. The "Island Outpost" welcomes bikers and is a great place to gas up and enjoy some of the best BBQ in town. It is about half way through the ride and marks the begining of the tighter corners.

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By Guest
on January 7, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1995

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Sport

Lived in this area all my life, and still enjoy riding the Ozello Trail. Be sure to watch-out for wild hogs crossing early AM and late PM, the place is full of them. If you're out early on a Sunday, the Island Outpost (about halfway out) on the right has fuel, and the owner "John" serves up a mean breakfast. Sea-Ya!

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By Guest
on October 18, 2008 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I just rode this ride after your recommendation, taking 41 North from Tampa, and 98 towards crystal river and had a wonderful ride. Thanks for the suggestion! I had a great meal and really enjoyed route.

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By Guest
on June 15, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

We rode our VL 800 C50 to the trail after checking this site out. It was worth every mile, so much nature all around, it's one of best places in Central W. FL we rode so far. We took lots of pictures. From Orlando we took US 27 to SR 44 to US 19, the way back S. US 19 then SR 98 (Beautiful country road) to 50.

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By DucDucGoose
on April 9, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Ducati

Motorcycle Type Sport

Beautiful road, however be wary of the road quality. Not sure why it's rated so high, there and quite a few bumps, ridges, and ripples mid-turn. Which can be an issue if youre trying to pick up the pace. Just be careful, other than that the area is gorgeous and be sure to stop at Peck's old Port cove!

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By diverbelo
on March 1, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Harley Road Glide Ultra

Motorcycle Type Touring

As far as twisties, this is the best I have see in Florida. Very good road. smooth sweeping turns at first. As you near the gulf the turns can get tighter. Bring a picnic lunch at the end there are shady areas with tables to enjoy the gulf and watch some boats.

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By justdaveman
on November 5, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2015

Motorcycle Make R3

Motorcycle Type Sport

As others said keep your head on a swivel...sand in some corners. I almost ran over a 2ft gator crossing the road about dusk. Fun road to ride tho. Tight corners to drag knee if you wanted to. Would love to ride that road cleaned and closed off to traffic.. That wld be a blast

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By Momania
on June 29, 2016 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Harley FLTRX

Motorcycle Type Touring

Might be my favorite ride in Florida, I'd give it more than 5 Stars if it was longer.

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By Felon
on November 29, 2011 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 207

Motorcycle Make H-D Street Glide

Motorcycle Type Touring

I ride this road several times a year. Peck's out near the end of the road is a great place to eat. Then you get to retrace your route back out to US 19. I have seen a few bikes off in the marsh, so don't let this little road fool you!

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By Guest
on February 9, 2010 0 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I rode up from Hudson on US19. It was a nice ride with some good twist and some good old Florida scenery.

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By Guest
on September 21, 2009 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Me and My Friends went out to Cutlers this weekend and had Great time. The Drive was a little long from Tampa but the open Roads getting there was a sweet ride (there were bear crossing signs...that was cool). We heard about the curves on the Ozello Trail and it lives up to its Rep. If you’re a young rider like me, you just have to respect the roads but you will have a blast. I recommend to save your appetite for The Pecks restaurant it adds to the experiences and the food is great.

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By Guest
on November 11, 2008 0 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Other

My husband and I rode this trail a few months back and we really enjoyed it. The scenery was awesome. We took U.S. 19 North and made a left onto Ozello Road. It was an easy, short, convenient, scenic ride.

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By Guest
on May 19, 2008 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

We rode this May 16th. Very nice ! Loved the road ! Nice bunch of tight curves. Good and smooth. Not a lot o traffic for a Saturday.
Peck's at the end was okay, service not so much. Mind the parking lot, loose gravel, very slippery.

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