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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.

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 Continental Divide, for example).  The FT is developed, maintained, protected and promoted by the FTA and its public and private partners.

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 activities, you will certainly meet people with shared interests.

NOTE:  Registration on this Meetup does not make you a member of the FTA.  Some of our events will be offered only to FTA members.  Go to to join the FTA and learn more about our organization.

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Happy Hiking Trailblazers!

  • January 30 · 10:00 AM

    Yesterdays Festival

    20 Hiking Enthusiasts | 4.50 | 18 Photos

    This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Gold Head Associates. Come on your own or bring a friend. Take a step back in time and see historic... Learn more
  • January 30 · 9:00 AM

    FTA Chapter Council Meeting

    28 Hiking Enthusiasts | 4.00

    The eighteen FTA chapters meet three times a year to discuss mutual issues. The focus of this meeting will be chapter strengthening. The meeting is open to all active... Learn more
  • January 24 · 9:00 AM

    Camp Blanding Work Hike

    6 Hiking Enthusiasts | 5.00 | 24 Photos

    We will be trimming and blazing the trail to start getting it ready for the March Ididahike. This is approximately a 6 mile hike that will take most of the day. Bring... Learn more
  • January 24 · 9:00 AM

    Ft. Caroline National Monument (Timucuan Preserve)

    4 Hiking Enthusiasts | 5.00 | 3 Photos

    Fort Caroline memorializes the short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida. Here you will find stories of exploration, survival, religious disputes,... Learn more
  • January 23 · 9:00 AM

    FTA Board Meeting

    2 Hiking Enthusiasts

    Board meeting is open to any FTA member in good standing.   Come for half or whole meeting.  Always interesting!
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