The Best Backpacking in Florida

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Top backpacking spots in and near Florida

  • Port Saint Joe, Florida

    Hike the Wilderness Preserve Trail

    5.0
    14 mi
    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 trail begins.The trail is easy to follow with yellow m...
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  • Wimauma, Florida

    Hike Little Manatee River Loop

    5.0
    6.5 mi
    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 those facilities are nonexistent at the outside-th...
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  • Ochopee, Florida

    Hike Big Cypress National Preserve Loop

    16 mi / 0 ft gain
    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 gate and make your way toward the Florida National ...
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  • Keystone Heights, Florida

    Hike at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

    4.0
    7 mi / 70 ft gain
    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 created by the headspring and flow of the Gold Head Bra...
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  • White Springs, Florida

    Woodpecker Trail

    6.85 mi / 325 ft gain
    Woodpecker Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near White Springs, Florida.
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  • Ochopee, Florida

    Florida Trail: Blue-Orange Trail

    14.69 mi / 305 ft gain
    Florida Trail: Blue-Orange Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ochopee, Florida.
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  • Paisley, Florida

    St. Francis Trail

    7.8 mi / 407 ft gain
    St. Francis Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Deland, Florida.
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  • Jasper, Florida

    Big Oak Loop and Suwanee River State Park Trail

    6.42 mi / 531 ft gain
    Big Oak Loop and Suwanee River State Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Jasper, Florida.
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  • 7525 West County Highway 30A, Florida

    Topsail Trails

    10.87 mi / 358 ft gain
    Topsail Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
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  • Christmas, Florida

    Florida Trail and Saint Johns River Loop

    11.37 mi / 597 ft gain
    Florida Trail and Saint Johns River Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Christmas, Florida.
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  • Astor, Florida

    Juniper Springs to Hidden Pond via Florida Trail

    10.9 mi / 400 ft gain
    Juniper Springs to Hidden Pond via Florida Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Astor, Florida.
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  • Inverness, Florida

    Citrus Loop

    11.14 mi / 610 ft gain
    Citrus Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Inverness, Florida.
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  • Fort McCoy, Florida

    Florida Trail: Salt Springs to Ocklawaha River

    19.77 mi / 1243 ft gain
    Florida Trail: Salt Springs to Ocklawaha River is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Georgetown, Florida.
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  • Canal Point, Florida

    Florida Trail: Ocean to Lake

    60.56 mi / 1716 ft gain
    Florida Trail: Ocean to Lake is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Canal Point, Florida.
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  • Ochopee, Florida

    Florida Trail: Tamiami Trail to I-75

    30.35 mi / 653 ft gain
    Florida Trail: Tamiami Trail to I-75 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near located near Chokoloskee, Florida.
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  • Milton, Florida

    Blackwater River Trail

    6.13 mi / 328 ft gain
    Blackwater River Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Milton, Florida.
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