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. The volunteers of the Florida Trail Hikers Alliance are here to encourage more people to hike our 1,400 mile National Scenic Trail, the Florida Trail. If you’re planning a day hike, an overnighter, a long section, or a thru-hike, we’re here to help.
After 50 years, the Florida Trail – one of eleven congressionally-designated National Scenic Trails – is still a work in progress. Our nonprofit mission is to educate you about our statewide 1,400-mile trail, and to provide resources to assist you in planning your hikes on the Florida Trail.
NEW! The Orange Blaze Podcast, hosted by FT thru-hiker Misti “Ridley” Little
Step-by-step planning information for long distance hikers. Presented by FloridaHikes.com.
Log in 50 continuous miles on the Florida Trail this season to join a national effort to promote the National Trails System 50th Anniversary.
If you’ve put in a unique thousand miles or more towards completing the Florida Trail, we have an award for you.
Share your intentions of completing a section hike or thru-hike of the Florida Trail in 2018 by joining the Class of 2018.
On January 28, 2018, we held Billy Goat Day, our annual reunion of Florida Trail Hikers past and present.
Our latest information on trail conditions along the 1,400-mile Florida Trail statewide.
2017 thru-hiker Sam Holcomb shares how a thru-hike on the Florida Trail helped him find balance in his life.