Florida Trail Association
Welcome to

The Florida Trail

About Us

The Florida Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer organization headquartered in Gainesville, FL.

Since 1966, we’ve been working statewide to develop and maintain hiking trails for public use, most notably our 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail, designated in 1983. With 18 local chapters located throughout Florida, our association provides a place for hikers to gather and enjoy each other’s company in the great outdoors, while serving the public through their trail work.

We work in cooperation with the National Forests in Florida, the federal management agency for the trail, and several dozen other landowners statewide to keep the Florida Trail open for recreational use.

Our Mission and History

We are a non-profit, volunteer-based organization who works to build, maintain, protect and promote the Florida Trail. Read about our Mission and organization’s history.

Our Chapters

Our 18 chapters are the backbone of the Florida Trail. Find a local chapter near you!


Constantly working with FTA’s Mission in mind, on and off the trail. Meet the team.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors work hard to guide the organization. Meet the Board.

Financials, Reports and Plans

As a non-profit organization, we strive to be transparent. See our financials, meeting minutes, and governing documents.

Footprint Magazine

Keep up on what’s going on with the Florida Trail Association and the Florida Trail with our quarterly publication. Check out The Footprint.

Job Opportunities

Want to be a part of the crew? Check out our job opportunities.

Contact us

1050 NW 2nd Street, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 378-8823
fta [at] floridatrail [dot] org