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


Garden houses in the butterfly garden

In bloom at Epcot

Last month, we participated in the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival as invited guests and speakers, talking about Florida hiking. It was a Read More

Angel Oak

The Angel Oak

In a wooded glade on John's Island, near Charleston, the Angel Oak is a silent sentinel to the wash of history across these shores. The Charleston Read More

Bear in a trash can (Florida Fish & Wildlife)

Do not feed the bears

It's not picnic baskets in the park that are a problem for Yogi Bear and his buddies. It's your garbage. And your pet food. And your bird Read More

Gayle's Trails at Frank Brown Park trailhead

Gayle’s Trails

A network of linear paved trails radiating from a central trailhead at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Gayle's Trails provide cyclists the Read More

Lafayette Trailhead closure notice

Florida Trail Nokuse Closure

Visiting the Nokuse section of the Florida Trail this week, we were a little surprised to discover it closed. We'd checked the Notices to Hikers on Read More