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

September 2020 E-blaze

September 2020 Byrd Hammock Archaeological Site National Historic Landmark Along the Florida Trail Potsherd from the Byrd Hammock site. Photo credit: National Park Service Panhandle

August 2020 E-blaze

August 2020 Big Bend Reroute Update USFS Staff, FTA Staff & Board Members scout Fenholloway River as a part of the Big Bend Reroute, 2017.

Upcoming Events


Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2020


2019 Panhandle Gathering


Big Oak Celebration Hike


Seminole State Forest Ribbon Cutting

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 2019


Miles of Trail


Different Land Management Units