Hiking The Florida Trail
The MOST popular hiking trail in Florida.
Wednesday 3 August 2016 01:54 GMT
The Florida Trail (aka Florida National Scenic Trail) extends 1300 miles from the Everglades up around through the Panhandle. It offers hikers a chance to discover Floridas natural subtropical and tropical beauty along a trail linking wild and rural areas.
Presently, there are more than 500 miles certified and another 250 miles are under development.
The southern terminus is in the Everglades National Park within the Big Cypress National Preserve. The northwestern terminus in the Panhandle is in the Gulf Islands National Seashore on Santa Rosa Island.
The Florida Trail Association maintains and develops the route.
Overall, Florida Trail is the 1st most popular hiking trail of all 43 hikes in Florida. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Florida Trail including Florida National Scenic Trail, Paisley Woods Trail, Black Prong Trails and Apex / Tidewater Trails.