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Florida Trail Association

Central Florida Chapter

Trail maintainers carrying lumber for a bridge building project.

Serving Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties

The Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Trail Association was chartered in 1981 and is one of FTA’s largest chapters with more than 500 members. We maintain over 60 miles of the Florida National Scenic Trail, along with trails in Wekiwa Springs State Park, and Little Big Econ and Charles Bronson State Forests.

Our active members lead and participate in many hiking, biking, paddling, camping and trail maintenance activities.  Each Thanksgiving we have a group camping event at a state park or forest and each New Years we “retreat” to the Ocala National Forest for a fun-filled camp out and celebration. 

The Orianne Center will be doing a presentation on endangered eastern indigo snakes!

The Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC) is operated by the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and is the only captive breeding facility for the Eastern Indigo Snake with the sole purpose of releasing the offspring into regions where the population has been extirpated.


Located directly south of perhaps the most popular state forest in Florida, one of the least visited forests offers a 9.5 mile trail through a spectacular variety of habitats in the St. Johns River floodplain. 

Upcoming Trail Maintenance:

Salt Creek Bridge @ Barr Street, April 17th @ 8:00

We will meet at the bridge site. Park at the Barr St. trailhead and follow the blue blazed trail from the trailhead kiosk. The old bridge demolition and the new bridge build will be an all day event. The weather will be dry but in the 80's. The bridge site is in the shade.  Bring plenty of hydration and a lunch.

The Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, protects, and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the unique Florida National Scenic Trail. 

Together with our partners we provide opportunities for the public to hike, engage in outdoor recreation, participate in environmental education, and contribute to meaningful volunteer work.