Designated as a Florida National Scenic Trail in 1983 by Congress, the Florida Trail, when completely certified, will meander from Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola to Big Cypress National Preserve near Miami and Naples. The Florida Trail was conceived and initiated by James A. Kern, who formed the Florida Trail Association in 1964. More than 1,000 miles of trail are completed and some 350 miles are officially open to public use. Trail segments pass through three national forests.
The Florida National Scenic Trail is administered by the U.S. Forest Service.
Address: Forest Supervisor's Office, National Forests in Florida, 325 John Knox Rd. Ste. F-100, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Web Page: www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida/contact/
Volunteer-based organization for the Florida Trail: Florida Trail Association
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