Florida Trail

The Florida Trail in North America is estimated to be 1500 miles (2415 kilometers) long, and takes 100 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.

This trail is also referred to as the FT, and the Florida National Scenic Trail.

It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.

The Florida Trail has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Southern Terminus in Ochopee, Florida, United States and end their hike at the Northern Terminus in Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States.

A good day of the year to start this hike from the Southern Terminus is January 1.

The Florida Trail Association takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Florida Trail as its trail association.


NameFlorida Trail
Other Name(s)FT, Florida National Scenic Trail
Length1500 miles (2415 kilometers)
ContinentNorth America
Far Out GuideFlorida Trail Map
Trail AssociationFlorida Trail Association
Terminus ASouthern Terminus, Ochopee, Florida, United States
Terminus BNorthern Terminus, Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States

Florida Trail Thru Hike Budget Calculator

Thru Hike Budget Calculator
Calculate how much it will cost to thru hike a trail.
1500 / 15 = 100 days to complete the hike
100 days * $35/day = $3500

Estimated Total Budget (USD): $5,500.00

Cade Rosche © 2022
*This data is estimated and should not be relied upon without further research. It is meant as a starting point for hike planning, not as the only information used to plan your thru hike.