Picture yourself overlooking the Great Alachua Savannah or
catching a glimpse of a Florida panther,
just enjoying the local plants and wildlife.
We are very lucky here in Central Florida having so many hiking and backpacking locations to choose from all so close with many varying ecosystems to enjoy!
Why Take a Guided Hiking or Backpacking Trip in Central Florida?
Many people, especially those who do not get out of doors much, don’t know where to start. There are so many varieties of hiking styles and equipment can be overwhelming. For newcomers it’s a good idea to accompany an experienced friend or a club leader on a short day hike, and then go all-day hikes before trying an overnighter. If those options are not available to you consider taking a guided hike or backpacking trip with a professional guide.
The best part about hiking is it’s a walk on the wild side, a stroll if you wish. You reach the next turn in the trail you never know what you will see. You control the pace and take time to soak in the sights and sounds of nature all around you as you please. Maybe even take home a few photos to remember your personal time on the trail. Hiking is a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a great way to reduce stress to! The various styles of hiking can suit nearly anyone.
Where to Hike in Florida
Some of our Favorite Hiking and Backpacking Locations include:
Circle B Preserve
Myakka River State Park
Hillsborough River State Park
The Citrus Loop, Withlacoochee State Forest
Croom Hiking Trials
Just to mention a few…
Things to Remember When Hiking in Florida
Note: Carry a map, flashlight, water and a snack even if you think you’re going for only a short hike, just in case. Always let 2-3 people know when and where you are going and when you expect to be home.
Snack foods should also be in your pack. Children will need snacks often along the way and should also have enough to drink. Don’t overeat before you begin to prevent cramping up or become ill on the hike. Food items should be able to withstand heat and be compact. Peanut butter sandwiches are great for the energy. Granola Bars and Trail mix are also good.
To book a guided hike or backpacking trip in Central Florida please contact us today! 813-789-0904
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