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  • Jacksonville, Florida

    Beach Day at Blackrock Beach on Big Talbot Island

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Venturing along the industrialized highway leading to Big Talbot Island will have one wondering how there could be any hope for a natural experience on the outskirts of Jacksonville. However, just 14 miles from the busy interstate, Big Talbot Island has plenty of hiking and biking trails, fishin...
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  • New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    Camp at Cape Canaveral National Seashore

    2.0
    0.5 mi
    What could be better than laying on soft sand, listening to the crashing waves, and gazing at Florida's best sun and stars?  Cape Canaveral National Seashore has 14 primitive campsites, with only two of them on the beach and the other twelve located on Mosquito Lagoon.  This park has a 40-mile st...
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  • 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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  • Jacksonville, Florida

    Hike Little Talbot Island's Dune Ridge Trail

    4.0
    4 mi
    Starting in the parking, lot you are going to follow the road back to the ranger station and from there you can pick up the Dune Ridge trailhead. Once on the trail you can take a look at the sign with a map and small description of the trail. This hike is very straightforward and it is difficul...
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  • Clermont, Florida

    Hike the Lake Louisa State Park Trail

    4.0
    6.2 mi / 150 ft gain
    This trail is accessible to hikers, cyclists, equestrians and dogs. It takes you through open Florida landscape enlivened by wildflowers and also takes you past Dixie and Bear Lakes on the way to the much larger Lake Louisa. The trail is out-and-back, so you can go the whole way or choose do just...
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  • Miami, Florida

    Hike through Shark Valley

    15 mi
    I would like to preface this adventure by saying that if you prefer to bike Shark Valley, please reference Rob Witt's adventure "Bike through Shark Valley".  Biking is certainly the best way to see the whole trail, and not spend the entire day doing it.  Hiking (really walking) this trail is a sl...
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  • Micanopy, Florida

    Sweetwater Wetlands Park Loop

    4.5
    3.46 mi / 256 ft gain
    Sweetwater Wetlands Park is over 125 acres of wetlands and ponds that were created to help improve the quality of water contained in the Paynes Prairie wetlands and the Florida aquifer. This initiative by the city of Gainesville has led to improved water quality as well as a place for people to c...
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  • Belleair, Florida

    Bike the Clearwater Causeways

    15.44 mi / 325 ft gain
    We started near the Bellair Golf Course and went south. When you go along the golf course, watch for pikas, coyotes, and fox.  It is a good idea to head South first, so that the winds propel you forward in the second half of your ride. We went down Indian Rocks Road and rode by the ocean - the ne...
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  • Miami, Florida

    Mountain Bike or Kayak at the Virginia Key North Point Trails

    5.0
    8.2 mi / 36.5 ft gain
    Virginia Key North Point Trails offers 8.2 of mountain bike trails ranging from novice to advanced and expert. There is a variety of cool features and bridges to ride on, overlooking the beach and Downtown Miami. The trails are constantly maintained as there are volunteers every weekend. Virginia...
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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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  • Jacksonville, Florida

    Explore Durbin Preserve

    5 mi / 10 ft gain
    Just off of I-95 lies this beautiful network of trails through one of North Florida's more varied landscapes. The parking lot is easy to find just follow the gravel path off of Bartram Park Blvd. Parking and trail access is always free and is open year round unless there is a control burn. At the...
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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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  • Sanford, Florida

    Black Bear Wilderness Area Trail

    5.0
    7.13 mi / 121 ft gain
    Black Bear Wilderness Area Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Sanford, Florida.
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  • Canal Point, Florida

    Dupuis Reserve State Forest Trail

    3.0
    3.14 mi / 121 ft gain
    Dupuis Reserve State Forest Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Canal Point, Florida.
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  • St. Petersburg, Florida

    Sawgrass Lake Park Trail

    5.0
    1.88 mi / 105 ft gain
    Sawgrass Lake Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near St. Petersburg, Florida.
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  • Orlando, Florida

    Little Econ Greenway

    4.0
    6.94 mi / 387 ft gain
    Little Econ Greenway is a point-to-point trail located near Orlando, Florida. The greenway stretches from Forsyth Road to the Alafaya Trail and has opportunities for fishing, paddling, and picnicking along the route. There are easy parking and stopping points along the route as well such as Econ ...
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VISIT FLORIDA, serves as Florida's official source for travel planning. What can be discovered beyond Florida’s 825 miles of beaches? How about 320 freshwater springs, 175 state parks, infinite mangrove tunnels and hidden caverns. Let your adventure begin. Follow Your Sunshine.

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