Hike the FL National Scenic Trail - Eglin Section

Come join us for a 5.5 mile hike on a section of the FNST between East Bay Bridge boat ramp and where the FNST crosses Highway 87.  We will meet at the north end of the bridge and shuttle to the Hwy 87 crossing.  Lunch will follow at East River Smokehouse - mighty fine BBQ!

IMPORTANT!  Because this section is largely on Eglin AFB, you MUST have an Eglin Recreation pass ($7) which can be purchased at the Jackson Guard, 107 Highway 85, Niceville, FL  (850) 882-4164.  IF you are unable to get the pass, contact me PRIOR to Friday, June 13.   

This activity is offered by the volunteers of the Western Gate Chapter, Florida Trail Association.  Visitors are welcome to participate and will be offered an opportunity to join FTA, a volunteer organization that maintains and promotes the Florida National Scenic Trail, a 1,300 mile hiking trail.  Membership brochures will be available.

A donation jar will also be available for those who wish to help support efforts to build and maintain the FNST  and related hiking trails in Florida. 

For more information, contact - Helen Wigersma [masked] or [masked]



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  • Mike F.

    Some interesting conversation, and some interesting plant life along the trail.

    June 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to be able to make it to this one Have fun everyone :)

    June 13, 2014

    • Mike F.

      Too bad...see you at another event.

      June 13, 2014

  • Mike F.

    Will be trying to get a replacement Eglin pass issued prior to hike (mine turned to papier-mâché during the flood). But may want to list me as 'undocumented' in case snail mail takes months. thanks.

    June 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you need a recreation pass if you already have a dependent military I.d. or are retired military I.d. ?

    June 3, 2014

    • Peggy G.

      yes, you still need a rec pass.

      June 3, 2014

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  • Helen
    FTA MEMBER, chapter chair and activity leader, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Peggy G.
    FTA member, activity chair, Organizer
  • Inge A. +1
  • Trudy W.
    FTA MEMBER & activity leader, Assistant Organizer
  • Mike F.
    FTA Member
  • A former member

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