- Publisher: Watula Press
- Editor: Linda Patton
- Edition: Limited Edition
- Available in: Hardcover, softcover
- ISBN: 978-0-9898495-2-4
- Published: October 1, 2016
It starts in a swamp, and ends on a beach. It has no mountains, but it is the most botanically diverse trail in the United States. The Florida Trail stretches 1,400 miles across two time zones in a single state. In October 1966, a small group of trailblazers began building the first 26-mile section of the Florida Trail through the Ocala National Forest.
Fifty years later, this statewide trail is a designated National Scenic Trail, one of eleven in the United States, and stretches from the edge of the Everglades between Miami and Naples to the western tip of Pensacola Beach at Fort Pickens. It provides a linear recreational resource within an hour of millions of Floridians, with hundreds of trailheads and primitive campsites.
Over the past 50 years, thousands of volunteers spent millions of hours creating the Florida Trail. This limited edition coffee table book showcases the trail’s many natural wonders while recounting the history of the trail’s creation, the stories from the earliest hikers to walk from one end of Florida to the other, and the paralleling history of the volunteer organization that made it happen, the Florida Trail Association.
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Interior spreads from The Florida Trail: Florida’s National Scenic Trail
This is a limited edition history book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Florida Trail, and it will not be published again. 250 hardcover, signed and numbered; 700 softcover.