If you have an iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, or other mobile device you’ll be pleased to know that the Florida Hikes website is mobile-enabled for ease of use when you’re out driving around looking for a hike. The skinny on our apps: while we were early adopters of pushing content out to apps, starting back in 2006, we’ve been left high and dry by three app developers over the past decade. After researching what it would take to make a Florida Hikes app, we have to hold off on it for now.
Right now, our only app is the Florida National Scenic Trail Guide, now found within Guthook Guides on the Apple App Store and as the Florida Trail Guide App on Android. Learn more about this popular guide to our statewide National Scenic Trail here, including how to get in touch with technical support.
If you search for Florida Trail on the App Store, it will show you the thru-hiker edition (all sections, covering 1,400+) miles. To just purchase a single section for a region ($2.99-$6.99), look for Guthook Guides instead.
IMPORTANT: for those who already have the app on their iPhone or iPad. Due to a change in Apple Store policy in 2017, our Florida Trail Guide app has been integrated into an app called Guthook Guides, sold by Atlas Guides. To ensure you have the latest and greatest updates, please install Guthook Guides and sign in with your user id. Your purchase of the Florida Trail Guide will then be accessible. If it is not, contact Atlas Guides Support through the sidebar here.
As for our old apps, which we no longer support nor recommend:
1) Sutro Media, the company behind our three natural Florida apps – Florida State Parks, Florida’s Best Beaches, and Florida Gardens – went out of business and these apps are no longer supported nor available. We have no way of upgrading or relaunching them. We have integrated much of their content into this website.
2) While we had a good run for several years with Google Field Trip integrating Florida Hikes into their app, in the past year they’ve stopped being responsive to our inquiries about updates and we had to remove the plugin that fed our content to them as it was causing errors on our website. We no longer recommend Google Field Trip as a source of Florida Hikes information as it has not been updated for at least a year.
3) We have not heard a peep from Tours4Mobile on our Everglades National Park app for several years, and now their website no longer exists.