About The Florida Trail Association

The Florida Trail Association (FTA) develops, maintains, protects and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the unique Florida National Scenic Trail (commonly known as the Florida Trail). Together with our partners, we provide opportunities for the public to hike, engage in outdoor recreation, participate in environmental education and contribute to meaningful volunteer work.
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Latest news

July 2018 E-blaze

July 2018 Gateway Communities Program Connecting FT Hikers with FT Communities Florida Trail Program Intern, Halle Goldstein, writes: The Gateway Communities Program is underway again!

National Trails Festival 2018

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System October 5-7, 2018 Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center in Earl Brown Park Deland, FL The FTA

Upcoming Events


National Trails Festival 2018


Big Shoals Reroute Inaugural Ribbon Cutting & Hike


Little Big Econ Cleanup on National Trails Day


FTA Annual Meeting

Volunteering With
The Florida Trail Association

The only thing we love more than trails is volunteers! Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Florida Trail Association. Every year, hundreds of people from Florida and across the nation and even the world contribute thousands of hours to building and maintaining the Florida Trail! Our volunteers make generous contributions of their time and resources to help preserve the trail for the enjoyment of future generations.

Learn More About Volunteering Portal for Current Volunteers


Florida Trail Association Volunteers


Volunteer Hours contributed in 2016


Miles of Trail


Different Land Management Units