Haunting cypress swamps. A shimmer of blue against white as the Suwannee River slips beneath limestone cliffs. Rolling sandhills where fox squirrels peer from ancient live oaks. That’s part of what you’ll find while hiking the Florida Trail through North Florida.
As it makes its curve west of the Jacksonville metro, the Florida Trail leads hikers through the very first continuous section of footpath, linking the Ocala and Suwannee sections, first established in the late 1960s. Linking state parks, national forests, state forests, and greenways, it showcases the region’s public lands.
Each of the below sections correspond to a smaller segment of the Florida Trail in this region, from south to northwest (Ocala National Forest to Dowling Park). Click on a map to see full details for a particular section of the Florida Trail in North Florida
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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.
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