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1st of March 2018

City of Lake Butler Joins the Gateway Communities Program

North Florida Trail Program Manager, Jeff Glenn, writes: The small city of Lake Butler is quickly becoming one of the most looked-forward-to stops along the trail.  The hospitality shown to Florida Trail users is well known up and down the trail and the overnight lodging provided at the historic train depot is a one-of-a-kind experience […]


28th of February 2018

February 2018 E-blaze

February 2018 Oak Hammock in Micco Bluff/Kissimmee Prairie Preserve by Eleanor Bauer Micco Bluff Reroute Celebration: Ribbon Cutting & Hike Join us in celebrating the Micco Bluff reroute! Saturday, March 31st, 2018, 8:30am – 3:00pm: The Micco Bluff reroute will close an 8-mile gap in the Florida Trail, getting hikers off Micco Road and instead, on SFWMD […]


14th of December 2017

FTA presents: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Saturday, January 20th, 5-10pm @ Swamp Head Brewery Gainesville, FL: In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Florida Trail Association (FTA) is proud to present: the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF). For this outdoor screening, we chose a unique program of […]


8th of September 2017

Florida National Forests Close For Hurricane Irma


1st of February 2017

Update from the Forest Service Office


Eight Year-Old Cubby Hikes the Florida Trail


Jupiter Completes the ECT!


Veterans Walk Off the War


4th of December 2016

November E-Blaze Trivia

Q: What law established our National Scenic Trails (NST)? A: The National Trails System Act of 1968, established our NSTs. During the early history of the United States, trails served as routes for commerce and migration. Since the early 20th century, trails have been constructed to provide access to scenic terrain. In 1921 the concept […]


#OptOutside with REI

On Black Friday more than six million Americans chose to #OptOutside. We joined REI and hit the Florida Trail to explore Florida’s unique wildlands. See our friends in action on the Florida National Scenic Trail!