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, this is a part of Florida that surprises and delights all hikers.
Following the Florida Trail through the Panhandle, you’ll discover that Florida certainly isn’t flat or boring when it comes to hiking.
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.
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Each of these sections correspond to a smaller segment of the Florida Trail in this region, west to east.
NORTH << Eastern Continental Trail SOUTH >> North Florida
TRAIL TOWNS: Pensacola Beach, Navarre, Milton, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Ebro, Blountstown, Bristol, Sopchoppy, Panacea, Medart, St. Marks, Madison