Best Backpacking in Florida

Looking for the best backpacking in Florida? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Florida. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike the Wilderness Preserve Trail

    Parking is open and free for all designated spots within the state park.At the end of the parking area, there is a gate with a large brown sign. This sign reads "St. Joseph Peninsula State Park / Wilderness Preserve Access." This is where the trai...

    14 miles

  • Hike Little Manatee River Loop

    This 6.5 mile trailhead is actually located outside the main entrance, just north of the river off of US 301 S.  The park charges a $4 entrance fee and it is recommended that you enter the main park to use restrooms and/or refill water bottles as ...

    6.5 miles

  • Hike Big Cypress National Preserve Loop

    First, you'll arrive at the Collier County Rest Area (26.1674944,-81.0806947) off of the Everglades Parkway. You can either park in front of the rest area, or on the paved area directly north of it near the trailhead. Walk through the pedestrian g...

    16 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

    Gold head branch state park has been called the grand canyon of Florida. It hangs on the north central ridge of Florida as some of the first land that came out of the sea, which is the reason for all of the Sandhill ecosystem. The ravine was creat...

    7 miles 70 ft gain