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.
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.