How to Do Florida: Hiking Trails Across Florida

Chad Crawford and Sandra Friend explore Florida Caverns State Park, discussing the essentials necessary for a safe, serene hike. When's the season to go? October to April is prime time for Florida hikers. And for spring flowers? February and March. Be sure to carry some water, sunblock, a map and…

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Hike the Florida Trail in St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Whether you're looking for a great day hike or a rugged week of backpacking, you'll find the St. Marks section of the Florida National Scenic Trail fits the bill perfectly. It's a wild place, south of Tallahassee, hugging the coast as it curves into the panhandle. It's brimming with wildlife and…

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A Trail Guide for Hiking in Florida - in Print

By Kevin Mims Ahh, the Internet. These days, with so much electronic information at our fingertips, it's easy to think that we can find all the answers online. While that may be the case with a lot of subjects, when it comes to planning a hiking trip in Florida, sometimes you really need a book to…

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The Florida Trail, 1,400 Miles, Section by Section

Florida's hiking trails offer wildlife viewing, botanical diversity, and levels of difficulty from beginner to one of the toughest trails in America. By Katherine O'Neal On my last backpacking trip, my socks melted. Honest. It wasn't the trail's fault. Not directly. I was out with seven friends…

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Rails to Trails, for Smooth Florida Biking and Hiking

Florida promises a paradise for cyclists and hikers with a myriad of greenways and trails. Sunshine State pathways include nearly 60 trails transformed from abandoned railroad beds into playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts, thanks to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a national non-profit organization…

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Urban Sanctuaries: Hiking and Nature Trails in Orlando

Relaxation awaits minutes from the fast-paced action of downtown Orlando. Orlando, known best for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, draws more than 50 million tourists annually. They visit the area for Central Florida attractions, theme parks, shopping, restaurants and entertainment, epic attractions…

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Panorama: Holly Hammock Hiking Trail

By Kevin Mims Looking for one of the nicest short hikes in Central Florida? At just under 2.5 miles the Holly Hammock Hiking Trail packs in lots of natural diversity in a short loop. The trail is located at the Ross Prairie Trailhead near Ocala along the Cross Florida Greenway. If you are…

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