We are the North Florida Trailblazers, the local chapter of the Florida Trail Association (FTA). Our main purpose is to build and maintain sections of the Florida Trail (FT) in our chapter's area. Sections are located in the Osceola National Forest, along the Suwannee River near White Springs, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park and Camp Blanding. When we are not working on the FT, we organize day hikes, backpacking, paddling, and other outdoor activities. We have chapter meetings, social events and other activities to promote hiking. We are using Meetup to reach people interested in hiking.
We are not a social networking or dating group. We are here to support and maintain the FT and to promote hiking in general. But if you enjoy hiking and outdoors activites, you will certaintly meet people with shared interests.
The FT, a 1300 mile trail that runs the length of Florida, is part of the National Scenic Trails system (includes the AT and the Natchex Trace, for example). The FT is developed, maintained, protected and promoted by the FTA and its public and private partners.
Please visit www.floridatrail.org and join the FTA to support hiking and hiking trails in Florida.
Trailblazers are taking a break for the summer. We'll be back this Fall!
9953 Hecksher Drive, Jacksonville, FL
This is the quarterly meeting for the Florida Trail Association Board of Directors meeting. All FTA members in good standing are welcome to attend.
Leslie (FTA Member, Membership Chair)
Mike Roess Gold Head State Park
6239 State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL
Currently looking for volunteers to help haunt the trail. This is a spooktacular event sponsored by the Gold Head Associates. It is held on a section of our Florida...
Janie (Section Leader)
June 20 · 9:00 AM
Field Trip to GTMNERR
Let's join members of the Florida Native Plant Society on a field trip to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. The field trip will be on the... Learn more
June 6 · 8:30 AM
LAST MINUTE- JACKSONVILLE ARBORETUM HIKE
Jacksonville Arboretum Hike - Saturday, June 6th, 8:30am. National Hike Day is Saturday so let's meet up and stroll through the Arboretum.We will hike about 3 miles... Learn more
May 2 · 9:00 AM
FTA Chapter Council Meeting
Chapter Council meetings are triannual events of direct exchange between the chapters of the FTA. The meeting is open to current FTA members in good standing.
April 26 · 9:00 AM
Hike Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area
Sunday, April 26th, 9:00am. (leaving promptly at 9:05am) Black Creek Ravines Conservation Ravines.
Directions: Exit 12 on 295 - take Blanding Blvd. (Route 21) south to... Learn more
April 25 · 8:00 AM
Finishing up the Bridge in Camp Blanding
We will be finishing up the bridge across Alligator Creek in Camp Blanding. Need to finish the kick rail and add handrail. Need only a few experienced carpenters to help out.
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