The latest from Florida Hikes, including trail updates, outdoor adventures in Florida and beyond, commentary on Florida environmental issues, and gear reviews.


Walking on water plants

Orlando Wetlands Festival

With all of the rain over the past couple of weeks, the trails are all pretty wet so we did something a little different this weekend. One of our Read More

Florida rosemary and the lichens that like it

Rosemary scrub

A walk along the Florida Trail in Chuluota Wilderness reminded me of the delights of Florida's scrub, and why - especially in winter - it's such a Read More

Florida CCC Museum

Florida and the CCC

When I told friends that our wedding was being held at an old Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (CCC) in the Ocala National Forest, I was surprised to Read More

The Honeymoon Suite  (Bob Eggleston)

Just Married

When John popped the question, it wasn't in the way I expected. "Sweetie, how would you like to get married at Doe Lake?"I thought a moment. Read More

SUBZERO shovel

No Snow

Months ago I found a nice telescoping snow shovel at a local outdoor store. It was deeply discounted in their clearance section. I wonder why?Of Read More

Eaton Creek

Relearning to walk

When your life revolves around walking and driving and suddenly you can't, it's scary. This August, my knee went out, collapsing in a twist of muscles Read More