How do we close the gap in the Florida Trail between the Suwannee and Aucilla Rivers? Learn the history of how the trail was developed and routed through that region, the discussions going on now, and a potential solution for future protection of the trail corridor.
Making the decision to walk east or west around Lake Okeechobee used to be easy. Now, with construction zones blocking access to much of the southern half of the lake, it isn’t. Here are the facts on each route’s strengths and weaknesses to help you decide the best route for you.
Maildrops aren’t necessary on the Florida Trail but can be helpful. Plan your maildrops with this mile-by-mile chart of where to ship your stuff before you start section hiking or thru-hiking the Florida Trail.
Check ahead to make sure the Florida Trail isn’t under water where you’re planning to hike. This page has mile-by-mile Florida Trail water levels monitors, with links to real-time information on water levels from Florida’s water management districts and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Unlike the Appalachian Trail, the Florida Trail requires numerous permits along the route. The scope of these permits ranges from securing campsites in advance to traversing certain pieces of public and private lands. Most are free, but some have a cost.