Florida is different. Stretching 1,400 miles from the edge of the Everglades to Pensacola Beach, the Florida Trail is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails across America. It starts in a swamp, and ends on a beach. What you'll see in between will give you a new appreciation for natural Florida. Join us for a workshop near you to see what our state's longest trail has to offer and to get your questions answered. We wrote the book!
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
One of the lesser-known trails of Little Big Econ State Forest, Culpepper Bend leads you to a panorama where the Econlockhatchee River meets the St. Johns River
On the Florida Trail south of Eaton Creek in the Ocala National Forest, you’ll traverse creeks, bayheads, and dense marshes draining towards the Ocklawaha River
An archaeological site in the woods between Milton and Pace – just east of Pensacola off US 90 – Arcadia Mill showcases ongoing work to uncover Florida’s first “modern” industrial complex.
Walk beneath immense oaks and pines on the Young Hammock Trail at Highlands Hammock State Park, a half-mile nature trail that showcases the succession of habitats
A hike of extreme contrast, this 10.5 mile segment of the Florida Trail between Lucky Tract and Kitching Creek in Jupiter provides an interesting backpacking trip.
Rich with wildlife, CREW Bird Rookery Swamp near Naples provides up to 12 miles of hiking/biking in Big Cypress habitats on tramways through a primordial swamp.
Last year, we launched the Florida Trail Hikers Alliance to connect experienced hikers who've hiked the Florida Trail with those eager to do so. Share your stories or ask questions on our hiker forums. Questions about Florida hiking and backpacking are welcome. Thanks to Brickman Way and Randy & Luanne Anderson for their support on the forums!
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