Florida’s sweltering summers may make summoning the will power to step foot outside difficult, and understandably so. But that just makes the cooler fall months even better for outdoor fun. If you’re looking for new places to experience this autumn season, these hiking trails in Florida perfect for fall adventuring are a great place to state.

The Sunshine State has no shortage of natural wonders to explore, but it’s hard to drag yourself away from the refreshing waves or cool springs during the scorching summer months.

But even Florida cools down during the autumn season, and with the bugs and humidity fading, it’s the perfect time to break out the hiking boots.

These hiking trails will take you through some of Florida’s most gorgeous state parks, from hidden cave tunnels, rolling prairies, and even to treetop views. Perfect for both hikers and bikers, these trails will give you a breath of fresh autumn air and all the views, to boot.

So grab your walking boots, fill your bike tires, and escape the bustling city life for a while when you explore these gorgeous Florida hiking trails perfect for fall adventuring.

Canopy Walkway at Myakka

Price: $6 

Address: 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Myakka River State Park offers incredible views you can’t find anywhere else with their lofty canopy walkways. 

Florida National Scenic Trail at Big Cypress National Preserve

Price: Free 

Address: 33100 Tamiami Trail E., Ochopee, FL 

Why You Need To Go: You can glimpse beautiful native orchids and maybe even the elusive Florida panther at the southern branch of the Florida National Scenic Trail within Big Cypress National Preserve. 

The Wahlin Trail

Price: Free 

Address: 3351 Old Dixie Hwy., Ormond Beach, FL 

Why You Need To Go: This short loop will lead you to the Fairchild Oak, one of the largest living oak trees in the area. There are tons of other gorgeous trails to check out at Bulow Creek State Park, too. 

Alafia River State Park Bike Trails

Price: $5 

Address: 14326 S CR 39, Lithia, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Perfect for thrill-seeking mountain bikers, the bike trails at this state park will give you plenty of challenging ramps and routes to tackle, plus hilly treks for hikers. 

Florida Caverns State Park

Price: $5 

Address: 3345 Caverns Rd., Marianna, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Numerous trails lead to amazing sights at this gorgeous state park, but you can follow the signs to traverse the “Tunnel Cave” for an extra cool hiking experience. 

Spring Hammock Preserve

Price: Free 

Address: 2985 Osprey Trail, Longwood, FL 

Why You Need To Go: The trails of Spring Hammock Preserve are perfect of seasoned and beginner hikers alike, with various lengths to choose from, as well as dirt and paved paths. No matter which trail you choose, you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty. 

Happy autumn hiking!


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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