Why You Should Try Hiking in Florida: A Basic Guide and Resource

Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore

I know. It’s hot, flat, subtropical and sometimes muggy. Why, how and who wants to hike in Florida? However, the state and its seal tell a different story.

Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore

The state itself is as beautiful and botanical as its seal.

Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore.

In South Florida, the Everglades National Park is literally the only place on earth of its kind. Somehow, this strange, beautiful and buggy land has managed to survive the harsh and unnatural developments around it. In the Everglades you and your family are likely to witness alligators up close, spoonbills, hypnotizing sunsets and big bass fish.

Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore

Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore

If you stay on the trail, you’ll be safe from the King of the Swamp.

Floridians suggest hiking at Pineland Trail, The Anhinga Trail or a local favorite, Shark Valley.

In Central Florida, though not as popular as The Everglades, The Ocala National Forest is a treasure chest of outdoor family activity. There’s a variety of trails to choose from, such as Bear Swamp Trail or The Davenport Landing Trail, which leads to an archeological site. There’s also the emerald Cross Florida Greenway, which hosts breathtaking day adventures for families.

Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore

Florida is a perfect spot for family hiking, as trails tend to be more stable and visible.

And last but never least is North Florida. Though it’s close to Georgia, it still maintains its own unique landscape and wildlife that differ very much from its neighboring state. Osceola National Forest, the smallest and youngest of all the National Forests, offers big adventure.Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore

It’s usually wet on the trails there, so come prepared. While grown ups might find the mud a nuisance, kids go crazy with excitement.

Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore

There are some views in Florida that are only visible after a long hike.

There is also Hanna State Park. Not only are there all sorts of trails and camping opportunities, there’s also a magnificent undeveloped beach.

Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore

In Florida, there’s tons of manatee zones.

Florida, even with all its flatness, offers as much rough terrain as anywhere else. It’s a state full of history, diversity and paradise.

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