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The 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 Outbound community.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Santa Rosa County, Florida

    Juniper Creek Trail via South Trailhead

    6.74 mi / 551 ft gain
    Juniper Creek Trail via South Trailhead is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Holt, 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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  • DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    Florida Trail: Eglin Segment

    42.41 mi / 2513 ft gain
    Florida Trail: Eglin Segment is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Defuniak 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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  • DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    Florida Trail - Eglin East

    41.82 mi / 2451 ft gain
    Florida Trail - Eglin East is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Defuniak Springs, Florida.
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  • Apopka, Florida

    Wekiva Springs White Trail Loop

    12.6 mi / 548 ft gain
    Wekiva Springs White Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Apopka, Florida.
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  • Milton, Florida

    Florida Scenic Trail Segment: Burnt Grocery Creek

    4.79 mi / 420 ft gain
    Florida Scenic Trail Segment: Burnt Grocery Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Milton, Florida.
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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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  • 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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