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.
Day hikes and backpacking trips 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).
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.
On the Jackson Red Ground Trail, the very first trail built in Blackwater River State Forest in the 1970s, Florida Trail rises up from the red clay bluffs of Juniper Creek and enters rolling clayhills topped with longleaf pine forests.
Also known as the Juniper Creek Trail, the Florida Trail along Juniper Creek is a gorgeous place to explore in springtime, when mountain laurel blooms in both pink and white and the dogwoods put on a show. It rambles through both Blackwater River State Park and Blackwater River State Forest, showing off views of the creek intermittently sprinkled with swamp crossings and stretches of longleaf pine forest.