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Incorporated in 1964, the Florida Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization based in Gainesville, Florida. Since 1966, we've been working statewide to develop and maintain hiking trails for public use, most notably our 1,500-mile Florida Trail, designated as a National Scenic Trail in 1983. With 18 local chapters throughout Florida, our association provides a place for hikers to gather and enjoy each other's company in the great outdoors while serving the public through their trail work. We work in cooperation with the National Forests in Florida, the Federal management agency for the trail, and several dozen other landowners statewide to keep the Florida Trail open for recreational use.
History Every organization has a unique story behind its founding, and the Florida Trail Association is no exception. It was incorporated in 1964 to rally hikers in Florida around a purpose: building a long-distance hiking trail.
Location Gainesville Office 5415 SW 13th St, Gainesville FL 32608 Our administrative staff are based at our office in Gainesville, Florida, and can be reached by calling (352) 378-8823 or (toll-free) 1-877-HIKE-FLA or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office is along US 441 just north of Paynes Prairie and south of SR 331 in Gainesville, and we are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tallahassee Office Our trail staff are based in Tallahassee and spend a good deal of time in the field. The Tallahassee staff can be reached at 906-360-3153.