Hiking Florida Guide Book

by M. Timothy O'Keefe (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Florida  by M. Timothy O'Keefe

335pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 1560448768

This comprehensive guide takes you to 175 hikes in many different locales, parks, forests, preserves, recreation areas, and wildlife refuges all across Florida. Variety abounds with trails through quiet pine forests, along uncrowded beaches, on boardwalks above exotic swamps and the Everglades, and through historic towns and cities.

© 2000 M Timothy Oand39;Keefe/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Florida" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 104.
... Preview: Includes: Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo Trails, Pinelands Trail, Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook Trail, Mahogany Hammock Trail, West Lake Trail, Long Pine Key. It’s possible to walk the 45-mile length from the visitor ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Miami, FL - Hiking
... Preview: Apalachicola is an Apalachee Indian term meaning “friendly people living on the other side.” To walk to the other side of this forest, you’ll pass through territory still remarkably abundant in wildli ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Tallahassee, FL - Backpacking,Hiking
... Preview: The now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t phenomenon of the Aucilla River is quite unique. Like Florida Caverns State Park and the Leon Sinks, it illustrates the remarkable nature of the porous limestone rock ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Perry, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: Because of plans in the 1970s to turn part of the Big Cypress Swamp into a giant airport, Congress in 1974 established the 900-square-mile Big Cypress National Preserve, a vital source of water for th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Miami, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Includes: Jackson Red Ground Trail, Sweetwater Trail. The largest of the Florida state forests, Blackwater River seems more like Georgia than Florida. The terrain is hilly, the soil is red, and the st ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Milton, FL - Hiking
... Preview: Includes: Spring Run Boardwalk, Forest Hiking Trail. The West Indian Manatee is believed to be the basis of the mermaid legend because of its human-like face and broad beaver-like tail. Manatees, whic ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Orange City, FL - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5-4 miles
... Preview: Includes: Boardwalk Trail, Land Trails. The Briggs Nature Center is located at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve located between Naples and Marco Island. Estuaries, the coastal areas ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Naples, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Bull Creek once had a tram system to haul the cypress from this often wet terrain. The trail follows the old road, and remnants of the tram road are still visible in several places. Turpentine and pit ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Melbourne, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: The once-magnificent Bulow Plantation was built in 1821 by Charles Bulow of Charleston, South Carolina, who also cleared much of the 2,500 acres for sugar cane, cotton, rice, and indigo. Charles died ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Bunnell, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Includes: Beach Walk, Nature Walk. Located 3 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, Caladesi Island is one of Florida’s largest undeveloped barrier islands. It can be reached only by boat, which makes ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Dunedin, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Includes: Beach Walk, Turtle Mound, Castle Windy, Eldora, Eldora Hammock. The distance from the Florida/Georgia border to Key West is more than 500 miles. For all that distance, the longest stretch of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Titusville, FL - Hiking
... Preview: Includes: Beach Hike, Interior Trails. Miles of beaches, mangroves swamps with a spectacular display of bird life and acres of woodlands form this remarkable barrier island that is completely cut off ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Captiva, FL - Fishing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: Several options
... Preview: When most people hear the term Florida Keys, they think only of the island chain extending from South Florida toward Cuba, a series of coral-encrusted mounds rapidly developing into a South Miami subd ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Gainesville, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This state park boasts a 40-foot statue depicting Chief Tomokie defending a sacred golden cup. This brightly colored statue is impressive, but Chief Tomokie apparently never existed. The Fred Dana Mar ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Ormond Beach, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This 6,423-acre park is named for Barron Collier, a developer who had planned to turn the land into a park, and for the Seminole Indians who made the area their home. The park is located where the Eve ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Naples, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Red-cockaded woodpeckers, bald eagles, deer, and wild hogs are just a few of the animals normally found in Corbett Wildlife Management Area. In spring and summer, wildflowers transform the landscape w ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Palm Beach, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The 11,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp, owned and operated by the National Audubon Society, protects the world’s largest remaining sub-tropical oldgrowth bald cypress forest. This northern tip of the Big Cyp ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Naples, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Considered one of the most important archeological sites in all the Keys, the 64-acre Crane Point hammock also contains the last virgin palm hammock in the United States. Particularly plentiful are th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Marathon, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The 3,000-acre Marshall Swamp, the site of an old plantation, is part of the Cross Florida Greenway State Recreation and Conservation Area on land set aside for the defunct Cross Florida Barge Canal. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Ocala, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Loxahatchee, essentially a sawgrass marsh, offers excellent wildlife viewing. It is one of the best places to encounter alligators in the numbers most visitors expect to find in Florida. In fact, ther ... From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Palm Beach, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.04