Ready to break free from your everyday life and take a hike? Florida offers some of the best hiking trails in the country, so why not make it your next destination? From crystal clear springs, to hundreds of miles of sandy beaches and woodland trails, there are plenty of locations around the state where you can hit the trail and explore. Whether you're looking for a short day trip or an extended adventure through paradise, Florida has something special waiting for every outdoor enthusiast!

There are many great hiking trails in Florida that offer a variety of landscapes and experiences. Here are a few of the top hiking trails in the state:

  • The Florida Trail: This 1,300-mile trail stretches from the Everglades to the Panhandle, passing through a variety of ecosystems, including swamps, forests, and wetlands.
  • The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway: This 110-mile trail follows the path of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, offering hikers a chance to explore wetlands, forests, and prairies.
  • The Ocala National Forest: This forest is home to more than 300 miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy to strenuous. The forest is known for its clear springs, pine forests, and diverse wildlife.
  • The Withlacoochee State Trail: This 46-mile trail runs through central Florida and passes through forests, wetlands, and small towns.
  • The Everglades National Park: This park is home to a variety of trails, including the Anhinga Trail, which offers a chance to see alligators, snakes, and a variety of birds.

If you're looking for a state with top-notch hiking trails, look no further than Florida. With its diverse landscapes and year-round warm weather, Florida is a hikers paradise. And there are plenty of other reasons to love hiking in the Sunshine State - from the opportunity to see some amazing wildlife to the easily accessible trails. So what are you waiting for? Get outside and explore Florida's beautiful hiking trails!


Hiking Trails

Name Rating Description
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Trails
Former plantation lands at the foot of the Red Hills district
Bivens Arm Nature Park Trail
Just south of Gainesville
Blackwater Heritage State Trail
Westernmost rail trail in the state
Fort Clinch State Park Trails
Historic Fort Clinch
Garden of Eden Trail
The Nature Conservancy- Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve
Halpatiokee Nature Trails
Halpatiokee Nature Trails in St. Lucie River Preserve State Park
Jackson Red Ground Trail
Blackwater River State Forest in northwest Florida
Juniper Creek Trail
Parallels Juniper Creek in northwest Florida
Kissimmee River National Scenic Trail
Remote hiking trail parallels the Kissimmee River
Leon Sinks Geological Area
Water filled caves beneath your feet
Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway
Red Hills Region of northern Florida
Mounds Pool Interpretive Trail
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
O'Leno State Park Trails
One of Florida's original state parks
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Trail
Rich in human and natural history
Santa Rosa Beach Hike
Beach hike in Gulf Islands National Seashore
Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail
From Tallahassee to St. Mark
The Florida Trail in the Apalachicola National Forest
Some of the most remote hiking on the Florida Trail
The Florida Trail in the Osceola National Forest
Florida Trail in the Osceola National Forest is certified as Florida National Scenic Trail near Lake City Florida
Torreya State Park Trails
Panoramic views atop the bluffs of Florida's largest river
Trails Through Time
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Wiregrass Trail
Blackwater River State Forest in Northwest Florida

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