Combining the rugged terrain and beauty in one package, it’s no wonder the Suwannee section of the Florida Trail is very popular with backpackers, especially in early spring when fragrant wild azaleas are in bloom. Experience challenging terrain as you climb in and out of valleys dug deep by floodwaters and tributaries feeding the Suwannee […]

Four days, 39 miles: that’s just part of the challenge of the Citrus Hiking Trail, the second-longest trail on a stretch of land in the state of Florida. Add aggressive rolling sandhills, steep descents into canyons and rocky trails, and you’ll get one of Florida’s roughest hikes. Due to Extreme contrasts in habitats, from deep […]

I was not at all happy that this alligator blocked the way. Swamp left of us, swamp right. There was no other way back to the starting point of the hike. And you absolutely do not want to get within twenty feet of an alligator. We tried to hit our trekking poles on the ground, […]