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Florida Trail - North Florida Trailblazers Pages

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, bike and take day hikes.

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 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 below.


Hope to see you soon!
Jeff Hampton
Chapter Chair

Established as the Cornelian Hiking Club in 1981 in honor of Cornelia Burge, one of the Florida Trail’s most memorable volunteers, the North Florida Trailblazers took on their new name in 1987. Our chapter, which maintains the Florida Trail in the northeasternmost part of the state, has a very active core group and our members participate at both the local and state level.

One of the annual events hosted by our chapter is our Christmas Campout. This is a long weekend of great fun and outdoor activities. Saturday night features turkey and all the fixings and no one wants to miss out on the gift exchange! During the rest of the year, you’ll find us keeping the trails clear and leading hikes and other activities.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Agenda for June chapter meeting June 13, 2013 9:00 PM Leslie
What is a Work Hike September 22, 2008 8:43 PM Leslie
What is a Work Hike? September 21, 2008 5:00 PM Leslie
About Florida Trail - North Florida Trailblazers April 24, 2018 3:39 PM Jeff H.

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