Expect a reroute of the Florida Trail in White Springs, as the Suwannee Valley Campground has been purchased and turned into a nudist resort.
Articles covering updates to trails (hiking, biking, paddling) around Florida, including announcements of new trails.
Cumulative updates 9/2013-8/2015 We released the first edition of The Florida Trail Guide in September 2013. These are the cumulative trail and service updates to that edition, including more than 140 miles of relocations. If you own a copy, print this page as an addendum. All of these updates are included in the second edition […]
These are the cumulative updates for the second edition of The Florida Trail Guide, which was published October 2015. If you own a copy, print this page as an addendum.
A recent relocation of the Florida Trail in Seminole Ranch Conservation Area has opened up another beautiful stretch of hiking along the floodplain of the St. Johns River north of Christmas. Removing the long-standing roadwalk along Wheeler Road from the equation means a well-shaded and most interesting walk in the woods as you head north […]
Since its debut on a hand cart this January during the thru-hiker season kickoff at Oasis Visitor Center, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the permanent placement of the Florida Trail Southern Terminus marker in Big Cypress National Preserve. The marker was put in place yesterday, December 12. Said Bob DeGross, Chief of Interpretation and Public Affairs […]
Updates to our current edition of The Florida Trail Guide (Third Edition, published October 2017), keyed to pages and mileage numbers in each segment of the trail presented through the book.
Adoption of blazing standards for the Florida Trail means when you see an orange blaze, it should mean you’re on some portion of the 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail.
After meetings with land managers during Thanksgiving week, the USDA Forest Service has approved a 43.9 mile route that relocates the Florida Trail along the Kissimmee River, shifting the trail from the oft-flooded western shore to the eastern side between Micco Landing off US 98 and the S-65A lock just north of Tick Island Slough. […]
This morning marked the first time that Florida Trail thru-hikers could get their picture taken in front of a terminus marker as found, say, on Springer Mountain in Georgia or Mt. Kathadin in Maine. Although the monument isn’t in place yet – the chunk of limestone hadn’t arrived – here’s a look at the marker […]
In a related story, I found out this weekend that the Office of Greenways and Trails quietly closed their Visitor Center at Buckman Lock for budget savings. This is the northernmost of the two visitor centers they operate, and marks the northern extent of the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway. In addition to casual visitors […]