We’re hikers. We’re Floridians. We know what it’s like to deal with heat, humidity, insects, and weather than can swing from tropical to freezing on a winter’s day. We founded the Florida Trail Hikers Alliance to encourage more people to hike our 1,400-mile National Scenic Trail, the Florida Trail, and to provide you resources to help you accomplish that goal. If you’re planning a day hike, an overnighter, a long section, or a thru-hike, we’re here to help.
FLORIDA IS DIFFERENT. What you’ve learned on other long distance trails doesn’t hold true in Florida. Our hiking season is flip-flopped from the rest of the United States: October through April. Our best backpacking is in the dead of winter. This is the only long distance trail in the USA where you won’t run into snow. And despite our lack of mountains, the Florida Trail is not an easy trail to complete. That’s why providing hiking information to you to help you get out there and enjoy the trail is an important part of our mission, as is organizing events and moderating online groups where experienced hikers can help out hikers new to the Florida Trail.
Join the conversation on our Facebook group, Florida Trail Hikers, where you can ask questions of experienced hikers, locate shuttle assistance, post trips reports, and get acquainted with the trail.
Follow our Facebook page for the Florida Trail Hikers Alliance.
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