Haunting cypress swamps. The shimmer of blue against white as the Suwannee River slips beneath limestone cliffs. Rolling sandhills where fox squirrels peer from ancient live oaks. That’s part of what you’ll find while hiking the Florida Trail through North Florida as it passes through state parks, national forests, state forests, greenways, and other state lands. As it makes its curve west of the Jacksonville metro, it leads hikers through the very first continuous section of the Florida Trail, linking the Ocala and Suwannee sections, which were first established in the late 1960s.