Hiking The Florida National Scenic Trail
The 5th most popular hiking trail in Florida.
Sunday 20 November 2016 03:03 GMT
The 60,000 acre Apalachicola National Forest is a mosaic of wetland forests dominated by swamps, flatwoods, herbaceous bogs and savannas. Biodiversity consists of 50 species of mammals, 70 species of reptiles and 170 species of birds. The orange rectangular blazed Florida National Scenic Trail traverses east to west across 60 miles of the ANF.
There are 5 hiking trailheads located in the park. One is at Lawhon Mill Rd off of Hwy 319 just west of Modart. Another is off FR 329. Go north off of FR 343 from Smith Creek Rd. There is also a trailhead on FR 13 west from Hwy 319. A fourth is off FR 107. The western most trailhead is off SR 65 on FR 120.
Overall, Florida National Scenic Trail is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 43 hikes in Florida. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Florida National Scenic Trail including Munson Hills Loop, Tom Brown Park Trail, Gregory House Loop, Florida National Scenic Trail, Fort Braden Trails and High Bluff Coastal Hiking Trail.