We are a local chapter of the Florida Trail Association, based in and around Leon County and the Big Bend region, where you’ll find some of the finest hiking in all of Florida.  We have monthly programs on hiking and other outdoor topics, build and maintain the Florida National Scenic Trail and other hiking trails, lead hikes, paddles, biking and other activities.  Join us on a spectacular adventure!

8/12/2020 – Updated Chapter News – Coordinating Committee Votes to Resume Trail Maintenance Activities

Chapter Meetings and Programs:

September 8 – 7:00 PM – Chapter Meeting/Program – Virtual
Adam Fryska, Panhandle Trail Program Manager with the Florida Trail Association will provide an update on FTA’s response to the COVID situation, our plans for the upcoming field season, and changes to our training opportunities. He will also go over FTA’s recent infrastructure projects and plans for the next few years, including Spring Creek.
Virtual Link: TBA

November 10 – 7:00 PM – Chapter Meeting/Program and Volunteer Awards – Virtual
The Florida Trail and Northwest Florida Sentinel Landscape. Kent Wimmer, Senior Representative, Defenders of Wildlife and the Apalachee Chapter’s Trail Coordinator, will share how a budding partnership he is leading can help close gaps in the Florida Trail in the panhandle. The goals of the Northwest Florida Sentinel Landscape Partnership are to protect habitat for listed species, conserve working lands and protect the training missions of five military installations in Northwest Florida. The Florida Trail is a principal way the public can be provided access to the lands conserved through this partnership of state, federal and private agencies.
Virtual Link: TBA

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