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Long Distance Resources

If you’ve considered walking the entire 1,300 miles of the Florida Trail from Big Cypress National Preserve to Gulf Islands National Seashore, either in one season or in sections, then you’re a long distance hiker. Welcome! Please read the FAQ for answers to the most frequently asked questions. You may also want to look through journal entries by some of our successful long distance hikers. Long distance hikers planning either a long section hike or thru-hike of the Florida Trail must plan ahead well before they start their hike.