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 in our area. Sections are located at the Osceola National Forest, along the Suwannee River near White Springs, Goldhead State Park, Camp Blanding, and even the Keystone Airport. When we are not working on the Trail, we also backpack, paddle, day hikes, etc.
Please visit www.floridatrail.org and join The Florida Trail Association to support hiking and hiking trails in Florida.
The Florida Trail is part of the National Scenic Trails system (includes the AT and the Natchex Trace, for example). Our Trail is a footpath-only. There are 17 chapters throughtout the state of Florida. We have regional meetings and an annual Hiking festival. We are using www.meetup.com as another way to reach interested hikers in the Jacksonville metro area. If you want to learn more about the Florida Trail (or better yet - join) go to the link above.