What we're about

We are an outdoor adventure and eco-volunteering group. Our activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, and paddling events throughout the year ranging from easy to strenuous, local to regional. We FOCUS on outdoor activities in NW Florida and South Alabama woodlands and streams.

Our members are outdoor enthusiasts who also enjoy building and maintaining local hiking trails.

We are the Choctawhatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association (http://www.floridatrail.org/). We maintain the FLORIDA TRAIL (aka: Florida National Scenic Trail) in Okaloosa and Walton Counties – Chapter activities are open to the public and center on enjoying Florida’s woodlands, streams and natural areas. The Chapter maintains the FLORIDA TRAIL on the Eglin AFB Reservation (58 miles), Nokuse Section (20 miles) and the Choctawhatchee River Section (8 miles).

The Florida Trail Association is a 5,000+ member statewide organization with 19 chapters. Goal: To build and maintain the FLORIDA TRAIL and other hiking trails in Florida. Support the conservation of Florida’s natural areas.

For an overview of the types of activities we sponsor look at our PHOTO.

To learn more about local OVERNIGHT and DAY HIKES on Eglin our PAGES.

'After checking us out membership in the Florida Trail Association is expected. Donations are welcomed and strongly encouraged. Help us keep the Florida Trail alive.'

Upcoming events (4+)

FNST - Eglin Trail Maintenance, Dec 6, 2022

Florida Trail SR 285 Trailhead

This activity will focus on performing routine trail maintenance or other duties along the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) on the Eglin Reservation.

An Eglin reservation permit is REQUIRED when entering the Eglin reservation. Everyone must have in their possession a valid Eglin permit and photo ID. Permits can be purchased in person at Jackson Guard in Niceville. Their address is 107 Hwy 85 North, and their number is (850)[masked] or (850)[masked]. Permits can also be purchased online at the following website. https://eglin.isportsman.net/default.aspx

Contact activity leader for any questions. Keith LeFevre [masked]).

BRING: Your own hard hat (if you have one), gloves, eye protection, plenty of fluids, rain gear, insect repellent and a lunch.

Long pants and good closed toe shoes are HIGHLY recommended.

NO PETS

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CRS section hike of Nokuse.

Choctawhatchee River Boat Ramp near Ebro, Fl.

Join the Choctawhatchee Chapter of the FTA for a hike through the Choctawhatchee River Section of the Nokuse plantation. This 7.6 mi includes pine and mixed forested habitat and river bottom flatland. Encounter puncheon creek crossings, board walks and cypress creek bridge. Plan on a picnic lunch at leaning pine campsite. December weather unpredictable. Bring plenty of water, food, layered clothing, ankle supported closed-toed shoes and rain coats.
we will meet at the Choctawhatchee boat landing near Ebro on Highway 20 and shuttle to Dead River road trailhead for a through hike to the landing.
If you RSVP "Yes" and can't make it for any reason, please change your RSVP to "No" or leave a comment on this page.
Always check this page the morning before you leave for any last minute notices about the event. leave questions or comments about this event on this page.
Event organizer
Jim Wilson

FNST - Eglin Trail Maintenance, Dec 13, 2022

Ranger House

This activity will focus on performing routine trail maintenance or other duties along the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) on the Eglin Reservation.

An Eglin reservation permit is REQUIRED when entering the Eglin reservation. Everyone must have in their possession a valid Eglin permit and photo ID. Permits can be purchased in person at Jackson Guard in Niceville. Their address is 107 Hwy 85 North, and their number is (850)[masked] or (850)[masked]. Permits can also be purchased online at the following website. https://eglin.isportsman.net/default.aspx

Contact activity leader for any questions. Keith LeFevre [masked]).

BRING: Your own hard hat (if you have one), gloves, eye protection, plenty of fluids, rain gear, insect repellent and a lunch.

Long pants and good closed toe shoes are HIGHLY recommended.

NO PETS

FNST - Eglin Trail Maintenance, Dec 20, 2022

Location visible to members

This activity will focus on performing routine trail maintenance or other duties along the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) on the Eglin Reservation.

An Eglin reservation permit is REQUIRED when entering the Eglin reservation. Everyone must have in their possession a valid Eglin permit and photo ID. Permits can be purchased in person at Jackson Guard in Niceville. Their address is 107 Hwy 85 North, and their number is (850)[masked] or (850)[masked]. Permits can also be purchased online at the following website. https://eglin.isportsman.net/default.aspx

Contact activity leader for any questions. Keith LeFevre [masked]).

BRING: Your own hard hat (if you have one), gloves, eye protection, plenty of fluids, rain gear, insect repellent and a lunch.

Long pants and good closed toe shoes are HIGHLY recommended.

NO PETS

Past events (1,031)

Choctawhatchee Chapter Meeting

Props Ale House

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