Indian River ChapterServing Brevard and Indian River counties
In 1981, the Indian River Chapter of the Florida Trail Association first brought hikers together along the Space Coast. Serving Brevard and Indian River counties, the chapter is responsible for lengthy stretches of the Florida Trail through the eastern edge of Osceola County.
The Indian River chapter has more than 200 members. Through their membership and Meetup group offers frequent opportunities for its wider community to experience the outdoors. Activities include not only trail maintenance hikes, but also leisure hikes and camping, backpacking, sightseeing, swimming, and paddling. We offer full moon hikes, beach strolls, and lighthouse tours.
The Indian River Chapter maintains 120 miles of trail, including the Florida Trail from Tosohatchee WMA south through Bull Creek WMA, Forever Florida, Three Lakes WMA, and Prairie Lakes WMA.
Our newest trail is the Triple N Ranch Trail, a new loop trail in the Florida Trail System, located near Holopaw off US 192.
The Florida Trail in Prairie Lakes Wildlife Management Area offers two loops, providing a place for hikers to enjoy day hikes and extended backpacking trips. A side trail off the loop leads to an observation deck over the Lake Kissimmee marshes. This vast wilderness in Osceola County is off Canoe Creek Road between Holopaw and Kenansville.
Triple N Wildlife Management Area is the location of our newest loop trail. Walk into Florida’s pioneer past through palmetto prairies and past cypress domes in this classic Central Florida landscape, off US 192 west of Melbourne.
Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area is a popular day hike and weekend backpacking destination off SR 50 west of Titusville. The Florida Trail tunnels through dense old-growth forests and a side trail leads to a rare stand of virgin cypress trees.
The Base Camp Outlet for camping and skiing supplies is located at 908 US 1 in Rockledge. Base Camp assists in the distribution of our newsletter, the FOOTLOG.