Thru-hikers and section hikers alike are recognized through this portion of our website, where we keep records on who has completed the Florida Trail. Completion means different things to different people. Our trail has options – east or west around Lake Okeechobee and Central Florida – as well as spur trails. It also has 300 miles of roadwalks, which some hikers opt not to do for safety or aesthetic reasons. The full mileage of the Florida Trail, including its side options, is more than 1,400 miles. A typical linear thru-hike is slightly more than 1,100 miles.
Following in the footsteps of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and ALDHA (Appalachian Trail Long Distance Hikers Association), we acknowledge completions as “Thousand Milers.”
All hikers completing the Florida Trail are welcome to register their hikes with us. All Thousand Milers are eligible for a unique award plaque from the Florida Trail Hikers Alliance. We also encourage end-to-end hikers to contact the Florida Trail Association to obtain their End-to-End patch and certificate.
All completions listed by class within the past five years are self-reported. Listings of older completions are based on records compiled by author Sandra Friend for FTA and ALDHA and include completions of when the Florida Trail was less than a thousand miles end-to-end. If you are missing from these lists, please fill out the form below and we’ll include you.