There's more than gators and beaches here: Florida has one of the best all-season thru-hikes around.
The pain I experience while thru-hiking draws me back to the present and makes me more aware of my privilege
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You deserve this: Find a private slice of paradise in this hammock-camping hotspot.
When most other long trail systems are in hibernation, Florida’s premier path is coming into prime time. Stretching over 1,000 miles from the cypress forests of the Everglades to the sandy Gulf Coast beaches of Pensacola, the Florida Trail runs the gamut of the Sunshine State’s diverse natural landscapes. Hit the highlights on one of these three sections.
Beat the crowds by braving the wet.
The sand beckons—but don't just throw down your towel and soak up the sun.
Follow Panther Creek through nature's zoo on General Andrew Jackson's Red Ground Trail and the Florida Trail.
This lightly traveled 9.5-mile trail strings together sawgrass marshlands, sandhill flats, and thick forests on its way to sweeping views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
What Florida lacks in relief, it makes up for in biodiversity. Take this 8.8-mile out-and-back on the 1,400-mile point-to-panhandle trail to hear Red-Cockaded woodpeckers thumping pines, see carnivorous Pitcher plants growing densely, and maybe run into Florida black bears roaming the underbrush.
Traverse a primeval landscape of cypress swamp, hardwood hammocks, and pinelands.