Planning Your Backpacking Trip
Here’s a collection of advice we provide about the specific differences of backpacking in Florida versus in other states and countries. If you haven’t backpacked here before, read these. They bust a few myths and assumptions about Florida.
Florida IS different. Water defines our state, and our habitats range from dense tropical Caribbean forests to Appalachian-style bluffs and ravines. We’re a winter hiking state. Come explore with us.
What does a hiker need to spend a week, or a month, or three months on the trail? Here are trail-tested suggestions for backpacking in Florida for trips of a week or more
Our detailed recommendations and reviews of the best hiking and backpacking gear for your thru-hike or section hike of the Florida Trail based on our own successful use of certain tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and more.
Resources for Backpackers
We’ve also partnered with Atlas Guides to bring you our Florida Trail information in app form. #withGuthook
Florida's Best Backpacking Trips
These are backpacking destinations we consider some of the best in the state. Some are short and easy for families, some take three to seven days. There are many more to choose from, but you can use these as a starting point to get out on an overnighter or multi-day backpacking trip.