The Southernmost National Scenic Trail
Spanning more than 1,400 miles from Pensacola Beach to the edge of the Everglades, the Florida Trail is our statewide National Scenic Trail, one of only eleven long distance trails distinguished by this designation across America. With hundreds of trailheads and access points, most within an hour of most major cities in Florida, it is Florida’s biggest destination for backpackers.
About the Florida Trail
Founded in 1966, the Florida Trail is one of America’s oldest National Scenic Trails. We celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016 by compiling its long and storied history into a book.
Drawing a growing number of section hikers and thru-hikers every year, it is the only long distance trail in the United States that is a winter destination, as winter is our prime season for backpacking in Florida.
But it’s not just about backpacking and camping. There are segments of the Florida Trail that make enjoyable day hikes, and there are portions shared with bike routes that work well for cyclists.
We’ve been writing books about the Florida Trail since 2003, including our seventh guidebook to the entire trail, so you can count on us as a trusted source of information.
Several years ago, we also struck up a partnership with Guthook Guides and Atlas Guides to bring our information to you as part of their family of trail apps, with built-in offline navigation.
Preview hikes on the Florida Trail with these virtual walks in the woods on our YouTube channel
Florida Trail Maps
This is our current overview map of the Florida Trail, our National Scenic Trail in Florida.
These are the sections of the Florida Trail. Each map links to information on that particular section.
MAP USAGE: You may use our map if credited to FloridaHikes.com and, if shared online, linked back to this page. The same is true for any of our section maps. Please be sure to credit us and to link them back to the appropriate section page.
We created the above maps using our trail data from The Florida National Scenic Trail App, copyright 2018 by Guthook Guides & Florida Hikes.