As of February 10, the following lock crossing procedure is in place for hikers crossing the new section of the Florida Trail along Kissimmee River between KICCO WMA and Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park: 1) Contact Kim Willis at SFWMD one week in advance of your planned arrival date at 800-432-2045 x3333 or by email. […]
I just received the cover image for the upcoming release of 50 Hikes in Central Florida, 2nd edition, and discovered it’s now a part of the Explorer’s Guide series. Be sure to watch for it in your local bookstores around Christmastime! All of the hikes have been re-walked, re-mapped, and re-written, and nearly half are […]
As of October 25, the long-awaited Nokuse section of the Florida Trail is now open, reflecting two years of hard work by members of the Choctawhatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association, an effort led by Bob Deckert and Tom Daniels. This 20-mile segment between SR 81 north of Bruce and US 331 north of […]
Except for service dogs, dogs are no longer permitted in Alexander Springs, Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs, Clearwater Lake, Fore Lake, Lake Dorr and Mill Dam Recreation Areas in the Ocala National Forest.
Years ago, it was very common to see patches sewn on canvas backpacks. I believe it started in Europe and slowly found its way to the US. In the very early 1970s ,when I first joined the Florida Trail Association and earned the Boy Scouts of America 50-miler patch on the Florida Trail, the patches […]
Meet new friends and put in the miles on the Florida Trail at the 26th annual Big O Hike around Lake Okeechobee, held November 19-24 and based out of Okeechobee.
Big news for Central Florida backpackers! REI has announced that they’ll be opening their second Florida store in the spring of 2017 in Winter Park Village on 17/92.
Serving the Orlando metro, the new REI Winter Park store opens this upcoming weekend with a splashy grand opening celebration May 12-14.
As of June 2017, we are SOLD OUT of The Florida Trail Guide, second edition. A third edition is currently in the works, and the Florida Trail Guide App is up-to-date as of this month!
The Florida Trail: Florida’s National Scenic Trail is a coffee table book recounting the past, present, and future of the Florida Trail and the Florida Trail Association in their 50th year