Florida National Scenic Trail

The Florida National Scenic Trail is a congressionally designated National Scenic Trail. The USDA Forest Service is the administrator of the Florida Trail, charged with planning routes, overseeing development and establishing partnerships to complete the trail.  The trail is approximately 1,500-miles long and is intended to offer a continuous, permanent non-motorized recreation opportunity for hiking and other compatible activities. Over its length, it showcases the incredible biodiversity, history, and rich culture of Florida. Its termini lie in Gulf Islands National Seashore to the North and Big Cypress National Preserve in the South.

FNST ArcGIS Mapping Tool

FNST Map Brochure

What is the Florida National Scenic Trail?

Discover the beauty of the Florida Trail. Learn how you can help build and protect this unique public resource!

The FT by Region

Get an in depth look at the trail by region. Find descriptions of each section and get a better feel for what you can expect!

User Resources

Plan your next hike on the Florida Trail with these resources. Start planning your adventure!

Trail Closures and Notices

Get the most up-to-date information on trail closures and hiker notices. Know before you go!

Florida Trail Map and Databook

Get the most up-to-date information on how to access the Florida Trail. Where will you take your next trip on the Florida Trail?


Planning a long distance hike? Some sections of trail require permits. Get yours here.