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. Looking for places to hike, bike, camp, and paddle? Dig in! We share the destinations we find and our adventures along the way to inspire, inform, and engage you with the outdoors.
After meeting on the Florida Trail, we tried to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2012 and learned a lot of life lessons. We fell more in love with the outdoors and with each other. We’ve authored 40 books and traveled the world. Florida is our home. Sandra is known as Florida’s hiking expert, while John has spent a lifetime cycling and paddling.
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 our Florida Trail information in app form. #withGuthook
In addition to hiking thousands of miles in Florida to write hiking guides, Sandra has walked the entire Florida Trail from end-to-end – more than 1,500 miles, including side trails and roadwalks – revisiting parts of it many times over.
Newest Florida Trail Hikes
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.