Hiking Trails in Florida
Florida hiking be the easiest in all of North America. Florida, essentially
a spit of sand between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, is
an incredibly flat place. You'll find no mountains to climb, no
deep valleys to descend, no dangerous precipices to teeter
hills do occasionally break up the flat landscape in a few places, but
these mounds are hardly formidable. The highest elevation in the state
is a stunted 345 feet above sea level. That puts almost
all Florida hiking within the means of anyone, from the youngest walker
to the oldest.
during the driest months?from January to May?when the
ground is hard, many of these trails are barrier free. Boardwalk
nature trails at many of the state parks are well suited for wheelchairs
in Florida can be as brief, or as long, as you wish. Many nature
walks are quite short, taking only an hour or two. If that
seems too tame, try the 1400-mile long Florida Trail,
one of eight National Scenic Trails. It will keep you occupied for weeks
at a stretch, as it winds through miles of thick forest and wetland
aware that your dog will not be welcome on most Florida
wilderness trails. Some parks and recreation areas require that pets
be kept on a leash and confined to a picnic or camping
area, and pets may not be allowed to stay overnight. Many recreation
areas are off-limits to pets of any kind, under any
condition, with the sole exception of seeing-eye dogs.
Always check ahead to see trail conditions, which sometimes may be closed due to storm damaege or sustained heavy rains.
However, you can learn the current trail conditions anywhere
along the Florida Trail through the Florida
Trail Association website.
State Parks. Pick any of the state parks, which are listed alphabetically
and by region.
Florida Greenways & Trails
Forests Find out about the special Trailwalkers
Management Lands Click on the activity bar across the top and enter "Hiking."