In the Apalachicola National Forest, the Apalachee Savannas Scenic Byway is a winding stretch of scenic road through expansive wet flatwoods and open pine savannas
Visiting the Apalachicola National Forest
The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest National Forest in Florida, sweeping around the southern edge of Tallahassee. Botanical beauty and wilderness draw hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts to its extensive trail systems and campgrounds.
A small town along the Florida Trail, Blountstown got its start as a destination along the Apalachicola River. It is the seat of Calhoun County.
Circle a cypress lined pond in the Apalachicola National Forest at Camel Lake Recreation Area on the Camel Lake Loop, enjoying scenic views and a walk through the pine forest
Bear bagging is the art of hanging your food properly out of reach of bears. If you’re a Florida backpacker and haven’t learned how, here’s a short course. Securing your food from bears is required in the Ocala, Osceola, and Apalachicola National Forests.
There are many opportunities for Boy Scouts to complete hiking and backpacking merit badges and 50-miler awards along the Florida Trail; this list will start you planning your next trip.
77.4 miles. Florida’s largest national forest, the Apalachicola National Forest is a very wet, very lush environment, and the trail here goes through one of the wildest virgin forests in Florida in Bradwell Bay. Pitcher plant prairies and vast titi bogs also mean soggy feet.
You’re guaranteed to get wet on Florida’s roughest, wildest swamp walk on the Florida Trail in Bradwell Bay, a wild place where hiking with friends is a smart idea
This 8.9-mile segment of the Florida Trail gets your feet wet, figuratively and literally, with the often-soggy habitats found across the Apalachicola, the largest of Florida’s National Forests.
Following the gentle curves of the Sopchoppy River as it carves itself deeply into the bedrock of the Apalachicola National Forest, the 4.1-mile Sopchoppy River section of the Florida Trail is one of the most scenic segments of the trail statewide.
Broadening your perspective on Florida’s largest national forest, the 10.3 miles of the Florida Trail east of Camel Lake offers an ever-shifting focus from macro to landscape, showcasing one of the most habitat-diverse parts of the Apalachicola National Forest.