Encompassing the sweep of Florida west of the Suwannee River, the Florida Trail through Northwest Florida offers some of the most dramatic panoramas and rugged terrain you’ll find while hiking in Florida.
From coastal views along the Big Bend and Pensacola Beach to tangled black gum and titi swamps and the delights of climbing in and out of steephead ravines, you’ll discover that Florida certainly isn’t flat or boring when it comes to hiking. Also known as the Florida Panhandle, this region has a mix of expansive protected wild places in public lands along coastlines and rivers, massive acreage in farms and pine plantations, and a light population except along the beaches from Panama City Beach west.
Each of the below sections correspond to a smaller segment of the Florida Trail in this region, from west to east (Pensacola to Tallahassee). Click on a map to see full details for a particular section of the Florida Trail in Northwest Florida
Find a Hike
This map shows all Florida Trail trailheads that correspond to Florida Trail hikes found on our website for this region. Search for a town or address to find a trailhead near you. Click on a symbol to zoom to that trailhead and find out about the hike you can take there.
NORTHBOUND << Eastern Continental Trail
SOUTHBOUND >> North Florida