With more than 1,400 miles of hiking trails to maintain throughout the State of Florida, the volunteers of the Florida Trail Association have a big civic responsibility...and you're invited to participate!
Join us on ad-hoc trail care hikes, or sign up for free training to learn how to handle trail tools and maintain hiking trails to standards. With our wet summers, foliage grows rapidly and must always be cut back.
If you love working outdoors, help us keep the trails clear for the public to enjoy. We provide the training, the safety equipment, and some of the tools; you provide the time.
You can contact your local chapter and find out what opportunities are available or simply read below for more information on volunteer training!
Our trail crew programs include a variety of opportunities to get "Hot, Wet, and Dirty!" while giving back to the community by working on the Florida Trail. Learn more about our trail crew programs and how you can join in!
•Alternative Spring Break
•Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Love the outdoors? Eager to share it with others? Participate in the Florida Trail Association by becoming an Activity Leader, learning how to lead guided activities along the trail and in your region.
This section of the website provides information on how to become a Florida Trail Activity Leader, including our Activity Leader's Guide, and the paperwork you'll need when planning and holding activities.
Join the folks who keep Florida's trails open to hikers: our Trail Maintainers. They work both on the 1,400-mile Florida Trail and on hiking trails closer to home.
Here you'll find information about the various requisitions that Trail Maintainers can make as well as instructional guides, plans, and general information about building and maintaining maintaining trails.