Broadening your perspective on Florida’s largest national forest, the 10.3 miles of the Florida Trail east of Camel Lake offers an ever-shifting focus from macro to landscape, showcasing one of the most habitat-diverse parts of the Apalachicola National Forest.
Destinations for day hikes on the Florida Trail. We are in the process of moving hike information over here from FloridaHikes.com, where you can find FT hikes plotted on a map of Florida (look for the FT symbols).
Hugging coastal swamps and marshes before plunging into them at the Cathedral of Palms, this popular 5.3 mile hike along the Florida Trail centers on Shepherd Spring, a natural treasure within St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
Endearingly scenic, surprisingly rugged in places, and unlike any other piece of the Florida Trail statewide, this 9.3-mile trek along the Aucilla River showcases some of Florida’s top natural features in one hike.
You’re guaranteed to get wet on the roughest, wildest day hike on the Florida Trail: Bradwell Bay, a 12.3 mile hike with 7 miles of gnarly swamp to navigate through.
Following the gentle curves of its cypress-lined namesake, the 4.1-mile Sopchoppy River section of the Florida Trail is one of the most scenic segments of the trail statewide.
This 8.9-mile segment of the Florida Trail gets your feet wet, figuratively and literally, with the often-soggy habitats found across the Apalachicola, the largest of Florida’s National Forests.