Calendar of Activities

The Florida National Scenic Trail and other forest trails are part of the natural environment. Rough, uneven, and/or slippery surfaces, protruding roots, encroaching vegetation, fallen branches, mud and water, insects and other wildlife, irritating plants and other hazards may be present. Be prepared for the weather, insects, and sun protection. If you question whether a hike is within your ability, contact the Activity Leader. Paddlers must have a USCG-approved life jacket for each person and a sound-producing (whistle/horn) device on board while on the water. Bicyclers under 16 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Level: “L” Leisurely (1-2 mph walking pace), “M” Moderately difficult (2-3 mph walking pace), “S” Strenuous (3-4+ mph walking pace)

Unless indicated all activities are open to the public and please sign up at MeetUp.com to attend. Check our Meetup site for more details, dates, meeting locations/directions, and any last-minute announcements before starting out. REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.meetup.com/Apalachee-Florida-Trail-Hiking

Please read the GUIDELINES FOR OUTING PARTICIPANTS before signing up for an activity. This will make for a better outing experience.

February 11 Tuesday P/L  Chapter Meeting Program: “Liz Sparks, Breathtaking Coastal Footpaths of England and Wales.” Join mother/daughter hiking pals, Margaret & Liz Sparks, for a sampling of breathtaking coastal footpaths of England and Wales. Yes, it is possible to hike a challenging hilly landscape and still gain weight.  Enjoying Cornish pasties, local ales and cream teas makes hiking the coastline a visual and culinary joy.   Azure waters, hillsides quilted with wildflowers, ancient castles and fluffy sheep offer stunning views at every hilltop.  Meeting held at the Early Learning Coalition, Suite 70, Northwood Centre, 1852 North Martin Luther King Blvd., Tallahassee.  For information, contact Liz Sparks (850) 570-5950 or liz.aparks57@gmail.com.
  • WACISSA "SPRINGS HUNT" PADDLE: HEADWATERS WACISSA RIVER
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Kayak/Canoe the headwaters of the Wacissa River to find the 12 named springs. Everyone must wear a life jacket. No pets. Sign up on Meetup. Contact: James Kimbrel (850) 524-0773, jameskimbrel@hotmail.com Greenville, FL 32331 - USA Saturday, July 27 at 9:00 AM 7… Read more »
  • WACISSA "SPRINGS HUNT" PADDLE: HEADWATERS WACISSA RIVER
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Kayak/Canoe the headwaters of the Wacissa River to find the 12 named springs. Everyone must wear a life jacket. No pets. Sign up on Meetup. Contact: James Kimbrel (850) 524-0773, jameskimbrel@hotmail.com Greenville, FL 32331 - USA Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 AM 6… Read more »
  • HIke: Apalachee Regional Park Cross-Country Course ~3.1-miles
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Apalachee Regional park includes one of the nation's premier cross country facilities that was designed specifically for cross country running, in coordination with Florida State University and the Gulf Winds Track club. It hosted both high school and collegiate country championships. We'll start… Read more »
  • Chapter Meeting/Program: "Adam Fryska, Panhandle Trail Program Manager"
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Presentation by Adam Fryska, who will share some of the recent trail updates and upcoming events/work parties for the FNST in the Florida’s Panhandle. Adam Fryska is the FTA Panhandle Trail Program Manager. He coordinates trail building, maintenance, resource protection, and volunteer work… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Come at 4:15 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 4:30 PM sharp. Afterwards, plan to grab some dinner. Location: JR Alford Greenway, Pedrick Road, Tallahassee. Contact: Dawn Griffin (850) 509-6103, griffindd@aol.com Please review all details provided about the… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Come at 4:15 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 4:30 PM sharp. Afterwards, plan to grab some dinner. Location: JR Alford Greenway, Pedrick Road, Tallahassee. Contact: Dawn Griffin (850) 509-6103, griffindd@aol.com Please review all details provided about the… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Come at 4:15 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 4:30 PM sharp. Afterwards, plan to grab some dinner. Location: JR Alford Greenway, Pedrick Road, Tallahassee. Contact: Dawn Griffin (850) 509-6103, griffindd@aol.com Please review all details provided about the… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Come at 4:15 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 4:30 PM sharp. Afterwards, plan to grab some dinner. Location: JR Alford Greenway, Pedrick Road, Tallahassee. Contact: Dawn Griffin (850) 509-6103, griffindd@aol.com Please review all details provided about the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (4 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (4 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (4 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (4 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • St. Marks Trail Bike Ride: St. Marks Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association 1-hour/ ~6-15 miles (with option to turn around) bike ride. We will meet at the St. Marks Trailhead and ride from there to any distance you like. The trail is flat paved asphalt, so it is conducive to any type of bike. Bring… Read more »
  • St. Marks Trail Bike Ride: St. Marks Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association 1-hour/ ~6-15 miles (with option to turn around) bike ride. We will meet at the St. Marks Trailhead and ride from there to any distance you like. The trail is flat paved asphalt, so it is conducive to any type of bike. Bring… Read more »
  • Social Meeting and Trail Tales at La Fiesta Restaurant
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association There is NO Chapter Meeting/Program in July. So come on out, grab dinner, and meet in a relaxed atmosphere at La Fiesta located at 2329 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Tallahassee, FL 32301 - USA Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 PM… Read more »
  • Perimeter Hike: Alford Greenway Trail
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Many people have hiked the individual trails of the Alford Greenway, but few have hiked the entire perimeter. Come enjoy the open fields, woods, hills, lowlands and water. Hike is ~6 miles. Meet at the Alford Greenway parking lot at the end of… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Come at 4:15 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 4:30 PM sharp. This allows us to increase our mileage as well as hike different loop trails! Bring snacks if needed, water and dress in layers. Bring flashlight/headlamp. Come… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (4 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (4 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
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