Florida’s earliest nature trails came about in the 1930s with the building of the first Florida State Parks by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and were joined in the 1940s by trails built to showcase the natural wonders of Everglades National Park. Today, short trails of a mile or less are a mainstay of Florida State Parks and most county and city parks with woodlands as well. These are quick and easy places for a daily dose of nature, for exercise, or to take your kids on a walk. They’re also the best way to experience many of our public lands.
Our Hiking Books
We’ve been writing Florida hiking books since 2001. These are our newest, published over the past five years. We generally cover hikes of a mile or more in our books, but if a nature trail is on the same piece of public land as any other hike we’re describing, we’ll mention it too.
Florida's Best Nature Trails
These are nature trails we consider some of the best in the state. There are hundreds more to choose from, but you can use these as a starting point to get acquainted with easy walks in Florida.