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20th of March 2019

Juniper Prairie Wilderness Now Open to Overnight Camping

US Forest Service encourages responsible recreation   TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 19, 2019 – The U.S. Forest Service recently reopened the Juniper Prairie Wilderness and Juniper Run to both overnight camping and day use after the areas were closed for 30 days due to dangerous bear activity. U.S. Forest Service officials, in consultation with the Florida […]


22nd of February 2019

January 2019 E-blaze

January 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Community Outreach Manager, Van Tran, writes: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), a nonprofit river conservation organization located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The festival is a call to action, featuring […]


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7th of January 2019

December 2018 E-blaze

December 2018 Season’s Greetings from the FTA FTA President, Leslie Wheeler, writes: Looking through my calendar from this entire year reminds me how busy we’ve been working for the Florida Trail. I will surely omit your most important trail day, but here are some of mine: the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Ididahike, celebrating the 50th […]


Lake Lizzie Ribbon Cutting & Inaugural Hike

Lake Lizzie Preserve, one of the newest sections of the Florida Trail that was added as a part of our efforts to close the Central Florida Gap. On Friday, January 25th, join the Florida Trail Coalition members in celebrating our new partnership with Osceola County. We will be holding a public ribbon cutting ceremony and […]


14th of December 2018

November 2018 E-Blaze

November 2018 2018-2019 Florida Trail Data Book & Maps It’s prime preparation time for the Florida Trail hiking season! The up-to-date 2018-2019 Florida Trail Data Book and printed maps are now available through the FTA store! FT Databook Western Corridor Puncheon Project Work continues in the Ocala National Forest Over the course of 16 days of consecutive work […]


14th of November 2018

FTA presents: Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2019


9th of November 2018

New Florida Trail Association phone app!

  There is now a *free* Florida Trail Association app available for download! In the FTA App you can: – Explore the Florida National Scenic Trail interactive map. – Get up to date trail notices and closures information. – Get news, volunteer event opportunities and chapter information. – Download the trail and basemap data to […]


1st of November 2018

October 2018 E-blaze

October 2018 Trail Skills Training 2018 Community Outreach Manager, Van Tran, writes: At the end of September, we hosted our 6th Annual Trail Skills Training at Camp La-No-Che in Paisley, Florida. We had our largest turnout of volunteers yet with a total of 61 new and veteran volunteers, 31 who attended the Technical Skills Track […]


11th of October 2018

Hurricane Michael Trail Closure

October 11, 2018 in response to Hurricane Michael We were left speechless this morning after seeing the destruction wreaked upon the Panhandle by Hurricane Michael, but it is our obligation to continue to communicate with our FTA community and to try our best to meet your needs. ***NOTICE TO ALL HIKERS AND FTA VOLUNTEERS***: The Florida […]