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

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

FTA Annual Meeting 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019 9AM - 12PM @ Wyndham Garden Hotel, Gainesville FL Awards Ceremony FTA Annual Meeting Election of Officers FTA Board and Chapter

Upcoming Events


FTA Annual Meeting 2019


Lake Lizzie Ribbon Cutting & Inaugural Hike


FTA presents: Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2019


Hike to Support Trails – I Did A Hike 2019

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 2018


Miles of Trail


Different Land Management Units