Most people go to the Florida Trail for day hikes, as it is near to many Florida communities. But it is a big draw for backpackers, with opportunities for overnight hikes, week-long treks, and even thru-hikes.IMPORTANT LINKS FOR FT HIKERS
The Trefoil Trail is a new trail inside of Cockroach Bay Preserve which showcases pristine Florida ecosystems. Great for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
Offering hiking trails in the deep shade of the floodplain of Prairie Creek near Gainesville, Prairie Creek Preserve is a beauty spot provided to the public by the Alachua Conservation Trust
Centered around a mysterious 6,700-acre swamp forest with open waters and shrunken bald cypresses, Dead Lakes Recreation Area provides paddlers, hikers, and campers with a place to play.
An overlay on the Florida Trail around Lake Okeechobee, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail provides a mostly paved cycling and walking route around the second largest lake entirely within the borders of the United States.
Following the boardwalk behind the Visitor Center at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, you’ll enter a jungle-like wonderland along the Cypress Trail into a habitat lush with ferns and bromeliads
With more than 4 miles of trails, Oyster Creek Regional Park protects 250 acres of old growth slash pines, scrub, and pine flatwoods along the banks of mangrove-lined Oyster Creek.
Our first outing with Primrose this hiking season was a trip to the Big O Hike. It rained, of course, in both directions to and from Okeechobee. But we had a splendid road trip in our VW camper.
At the 2014 Pasco County Bug Jam, we spent hours walking up and down the rows of vintage VWs. This year’s event was bigger and better than before, with lots of dune buggies on display.
John takes a hike across Hengilssvæðið (Hengill), the nearest active volcano to Reykjavik, with boiling springs and other geothermal features along its 140 km network of hiking trails.
John takes his own “Journey to the Center of the Earth” down a lava tube in Iceland with the author of “Icelandic Caves,” Björn Hróarsson, as his group’s guide.
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