In state and county public lands, across our national forests, and especially along the length of Florida on our National Scenic Trail, the Florida Trail, our state offers an outstanding variety of day hikes.
Some require logistical planning as trailheads may be remote and water scarce, and an out-and-back hike or shuttle might be necessary.
Others are loops that are easy to follow but might be across rugged terrain.
Our Hiking Guides
We’ve been writing Florida hiking books since 2001, including seven guidebooks to our statewide Florida National Scenic Trail.
Florida Trail Hikes outlines great day hikes along the Florida Trail for scenic beauty, as well as the best sections to tackle. We’ve also partnered with FarOut to bring you our Florida Trail information as an app.
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Florida’s Best Day Hikes
These are some of the day hikes we consider some of the best in the state. There are hundreds more to choose from, but you can use these as a starting point to get acquainted with hiking in Florida. Zoom into the map above to find more day hikes near you.