Paved trails wind through the woods at A.D. Barnes Park, a Miami city park, where a tiny slice of native pine rocklands survives in one corner along with large trees.
Hiking in Florida, including loop trails, urban walks, nature trails, day hikes, backpacking trips, and segments of the Florida Trail, our National Scenic Trail.
Part of an extensive corridor of natural lands – more than 10,000 acres worth east of Tampa – protecting the flow of the Alafia River, Alderman’s Ford Nature Preserve offers a surprising treat for a Central Florida hike: whitewater. The Alafia River flows over limestone boulders as it winds through a deeply eroded channel, forming […]
An easy loop at Alderman’s Ford Park, a popular county park, the Lithia Nature Trail slips behind the nature center for a walk in deeply shaded woods. Along the river’s floodplain corridor, you are in hammocks where massive cypresses and oaks rise above clear sand-bottomed streams in eroded gullies. Resources Overview Location: Lithia Length: 0.3 […]
A strip of dense slope forest along Hogtown Creek with old-growth trees and rare wildflowers along Appalachian-style ravines, Gainesville’s first linear park was a gift from a college professor, Alfred A. Ring, and opened in 1990. Resources Overview Location: Gainesville Length: 1.5 miles Lat-Long: 29.674283, -82.347019 Type: round-trip Fees / Permits: none Difficulty: easy to […]
Located where freshwater and saltwater habitats meet along the edge of Charlotte Harbor, the Alligator Creek unit of Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park in Punta Gorda is an outreach center and living laboratory of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. Here, the stir of a salt breeze riffles across cypress domes close to the sea.