The Heartland Chapter is one of 19 chapters for the Florida Trail Association. The FTA is a volunteer group that maintains the Florida National Scenic Trail, a 1500 mile thru hiking trail from Big Cypress to the Panhandle. The Heartland Chapter is responsible for the maintenance of the trail in Polk, Highlands, Hardee and Desoto counties. We also maintain several loop trails throughout Polk County. Visit us at www.HeartlandFTA.org (http://www.heartlandfta.org/) for more information about our chapter. Or go to www.floridatrail.org (http://www.floridatrail.org/) to learn more about the Florida Trail Association.
We're going to do the blue Loop trail .Starting out from Rock Ridge Rd on the FNST to the blue loop trail. The hike will be around 7.5 miles It will be a moderate hike. If you like to hike fast then this is not a hike for you. Bring at least 2l of water, bug spray, sun screen, good shoes Get there early enough to sign in as we will leave at 7:00