Welcome to Florida Hikes!
We feature hiking, biking, paddling, camping, parks, gardens, beaches, springs, natural attractions, ecotours, and outdoor recreation destinations across Florida.
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Hi, we’re Sandra and John. We’re Florida authors who enjoy the outdoors as a couple: we met on the Florida Trail, so of course we do! Sandra is known as Florida’s hiking expert, while John has spent a lifetime cycling and paddling. We continue to play outdoors (even while traveling outside of Florida) while researching and writing the books shown above. Learn more about Sandra Friend and John Keatley and what we do.
Explore the Florida Trail
Dive into our detailed information on the Florida National Scenic Trail to plan your next backpacking trip. We wrote the book!
We’ve also partnered with Atlas Guides to bring you Florida Trail information #withGuthook
Partnerships and Affiliations
Providing more than 7,000 archival image scans for our projects and Flickr galleries.
We are life members of the Florida Trail Association and the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association.
John is a life member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Adventure Cycling Association, the American Canoe Association, and the National Eagle Scout Association.