As we detail more than a thousand trails on our website, our hiking information is categorized in many different ways.
Hiking Trails by Type
Florida National Scenic Trail
Our National Scenic Trail in Florida, the Florida Trail, stretches 1,100 miles from Pensacola to the Everglades, offering hundreds of access points for day hiking and backpacking. With two loops and spurs along its length, the Florida Trail encompasses more than 1,500 miles of hiking.
The Florida 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. Discover the hundreds of hiking opportunities it offers statewide.
Best Hikes on the Florida Trail
Explore our picks for the best scenic hikes along the Florida Trail. We’ve hiked the entire trail: these are pieces of the trail we’d be happy to hike again and again.
Plan your Florida Trail Hike
Thinking of section hiking, thru-hiking, or simply backpacking the Florida Trail? Plan ahead with this step-by-step guide of what you need to do in advance of hiking the Florida Trail.
Thru Hike the Florida Trail
A thru-hike in Florida takes 60-90 days through lush landscapes you won’t see on other long distance trails
Since 1966, Florida’s hiking trails have been a destination for both state park visitors and backpackers, thanks to the efforts of the Florida Trail Association (FTA). All of the major hiking and backpacking trails in state parks and state forests were also originally built by FTA volunteers.
Hiking Trails by Topic
Depending on your own personal area of interest, such as wildflowers, springs, or historic sites, you can dig more deeply into which hiking trails in Florida match those topics.
Public lands with Champion trees, virgin forests, landmark trees, and trees of notable size
Botanical Areas in Florida
Areas of botanical interest in parks and preserves and along trails in Florida’s wild places
Colorful springs, rocky shorelines, deep sinkholes, and tall bluffs are just part of the fascinating geologic wonders along Florida’s trails. Here’s where to find them.
Discover Florida’s rich history – millennia of habitation, centuries of change – while exploring our trails
Wildlife watching is superb in Florida’s wetlands parks
You’ll find great wildflower walks in Florida no matter what the season, with spring and fall top blooming periods
Hiking on Public Lands
Sometimes you already have plans to visit a particular state park, national forest, or other piece of public land. Here’s where you’ll find which trails are found on which public land.