Hiking The Florida National Scenic Trail

The 15th most popular hiking trail in Florida.

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Northeast of Tallahassee, the Florida National Scenic Trail traverses the hardwood hammocks, bottomland forest and upland sandhills of the 1,800 acre Suwannee River State Park. This section of the Florida National Scenic Trail has 41.6 miles of hiking.

At the eastern end, park at the Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center (fee). At the western end, park under bridge at CR 141, north of Ellaville or at Suwannee River State Park. Monitored parking is available at Agricultural Inspection Stations on SR 249, US 129, and US 90, three miles from west end.

Transportation: Backpackers can arrange a car shuttle (fee) with the River Road Canoe Livery in White Springs, 386-397-2945, or Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Canoe Livery, 386-364-4991.

Overall, Florida National Scenic Trail is the 15th 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, Florida National Scenic Trail, Gregory House Loop, Fort Braden Trails and High Bluff Coastal Hiking Trail.

Florida National Scenic Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  SRSP (904) 362-2746; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607; The Official Guide to the Florida Trail from Florida Trail Association (800) 343-1882.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Florida" from Timothy Okeefe

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here http://www.floridatrail.org/

GPS:  30.402, -83.1554

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  11/20/2016

ID:  11021

Florida National Scenic Trail Hiking Map


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