Florida Trail Association

Florida Trail in the News

Florida Trail Media Coverage

Gretchen Matt thruhiking the FT, Naples Daily News 2017

12.20.2007 – Orlando Sentinel – Central Florida’s Best Hikes: Little Big Econ

12.18.2014 – Tampa Bay Times Forum – Resolve to Take on These Outdoor Adventures

12.08.2014 – Herald Tribune – The Dream Hike Continues for Area Couple

06.29.2017 – Naples Daily News – Discovering Florida’s hidden trail

07.17.2019 – Orlando Sentinel – Crosby Island Marsh in southeast Orange County offers new spot to take in nature

01.16.2020 – Backpacker Magazine – The Florida Trail is the Perfect Winter Hike

03.20.2020 – Orlando Sentinel – Breathing fresh air while hiking the Florida Trail

04.07.2020 – Miami Herald – If we treasure the Everglades, we must protect its health the way we are protecting ours

06.09.2020 – Florida Insider – Reasons to Visit Florida’s Lake Okeechobee

Visit Florida – Things To Do: Florida Hiking Trails

09.01.2020 – Washington County News – Forest Service agencies and partners finalize Florida National Scenic Trail Big Bend reroute

09.01.2020 – The Apopka Voice – Planning a Vacation During a Pandemic? No Need to Go Far

09.24.2020 –  Narcity – This State Forest Feels Like Florida’s Version Of The California Redwoods

10.20.2020 – The Villages Daily Sun – Villagers Resume Florida Trail Work

11.17.2020 – Orlando Sentinel – Take a Hike Day: 6 natural destinations for fresh air in Central Florida

11.24.2020 – Florida Farm & Family – Discover 10 Must-Do Hikes on the Florida Trail

01.09.2021 – Men’s Journal – The 6 Best Winter Thru-Hiking Trails in the U.S.

01.12.2021 – Backpacker Magazine – 10 Perfect Lake Hikes That Will Make You Glad to Walk in a Circle

Media Contacts

Have a question? Looking to interview someone?

Primary Contact

Van Tran
Community Outreach Manager

Secondary Contacts

Shawn Thomas
Florida National Scenic Trail Administrator
P: (850) 523-8586
C: (850) 348-2780

Kelly Van Patten
Trail Program Director
(518) 369-9057