These are the hiking books that have inspired us over the years to go out and plan our own adventures, as well as a recommendation for a must-read website for bibliophiles.
Hikes near Orlando theme parks, by reader request. The area between Sea World and Universal Studios is both heavily populated and commercial, so you have to drive beyond the Orlando International Airport to find the wild places.
Forests come in many different forms in Florida, ranging from broad and open to densely packed with vegetation.
How to hike in Florida – the basics of what you need to know for hiking in Florida, whether you’re day hiking or backpacking.
Coral snake or king snake? Their coloration is similar so it’s tough to tell, but remember the rhyme, “red touch yellow, kill a fellow.” Don’t pick snakes up!
The Ten Essentials and More: a checklist for items to bring when day hiking and backpacking in Florida, to plan for the differences you’ll encounter in Florida’s unique conditions
Encompassing the northwestern edge of the Big Cypress Swamp – CREW, or Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed – protects more than 60,000 acres of wetlands between Estero and Immokalee. While they’ve had access for years to a trail system showcasing pine flatwoods and marsh ecosystems off CR 850, they’ve recently unveiled a brand-new trail system leading …
Florida’s prairies come in two flavors: dry and wet. Prairies are treeless, open grasslands, many of which are seasonally inundated with water.
Florida’s desert, the scrub, forms on well-drained, loose “sugar sand” deposited along ancient shorelines, hosting Florida’s oldest plant communities.
Site index of all pages on the Florida Hikes! website
Imagine passing by a preserve dozens of times over the years and never seeing it. That’s what I’d done here in Flagler Beach, until I finally discovered Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve thanks to a heads-up from a local innkeeper.
What should you do when you’re tent camping in Florida? Here’s a how-to checklist to get prepared and make sure you have a comfortable time.