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!
|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|