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Hiking offers a perfect way to experience the diverse natural habitats and wildlife of the wildlife management area system. Marked loop trails and unpaved roads allow access to some of Florida’s wildest places where you can connect with nature in its purest form.

WMA Hiking Trails

Explore the trail maps below to plan your next WMA hiking trip!

The Florida Trail

The Florida Trail winds its way throughout Florida, providing both easy and intense hikes through many of Florida’s natural areas, including the WMAs listed below:

How To Have Your Best Hike

Hike early in the day or late in the afternoon for the best chance to see birds, mammals and other wildlife. Keeping noise down and sticking to established trails will result in seeing more wildlife as well. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, and water on any hike you embark upon for the most pleasant experience.

Hiking in bear country?

Learn what you should do if you encounter a bear.

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