Our Florida Trail app is built in partnership with Florida Hikes!, creators of the The Florida Trail Guide. The 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail makes its way from the southern tip of Florida to the northwest Panhandle, making it one of America’s top winter backpacking destinations.

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Works in Airplane Mode

No mobile service or internet is required after initial setup. The app uses your device’s built-in GPS and downloaded topo maps.

Thousands of Waypoints

More than 3,000 waypoints are plotted on the map, listed in a guide, and plotted on the elevation profile, including water sources, tenting sites, trail junctions, road crossings, landmarks, and town and resupply points of interest.

Are We There Yet?

The app knows where you are and calculates the trail distance to the next shelter and the next water source.

Water Information

Includes the most up-to-date water information gathered us and by other users of the app. The information is automatically updated in the comments section.

Route Creator Tool

Create your own route with the route creator tool. This is helpful for daily planning or to remember a completed day or section hike.

Elevation Profile

You won’t be surprised by a big climb if you use the elevation profile. Your current location and all waypoints are plotted on the profile.

Offline Maps

Offline map sets include U.S. Geological Survey topo maps (in feet), Open Street Map topo maps (in meters), and satellite imagery. Online maps include various styles of Google Maps (Android) or Apple Maps (iOS). Easily toggle among each type of map.


Stay up to date by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments and leave your own comments.

Share Your Location

Share your current location with friends and family via an e-mail or text message that includes a Google Maps link to your position. (Note: e-mail messages and text messages may be created while offline, but will be sent only when internet service is available.)

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The Florida Trail is a free download with in-app purchases

Try before you buy: The demo includes all features of the app.
Demo trail: 43.5-mile Blackwater trail in northern Florida, which is an alternative northern terminus and connects to the Florida Trail.

iOS and Android

The Florida Trail is available as a selection in our Guthook Guides app for your iPhone or iPad from the iTunes App Store and for your Android mobile device or tablet from the Google Play Store.

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In App Purchases:

  • Thru Hiker Special, all the sections of the Florida Trail for $34.99
  • FT: Ocala Northeast $6.99
  • FT: Central Florida $6.99
  • FT: South Florida $4.99
  • FT: Central Florida West $6.99
  • FT: Suwanee – Big Bend $6.99
  • FT: Western Panhandle $6.99
  • FT: Ocean To Lake Trail $2.99
  • FT: Eastern Panhandle $6.99


Location: Florida • Length: 1,400 miles/2,250 km

Brought to you by Florida Hikes! (Sandra Friend and John Keatley) at FloridaHikes.com, authors of The Florida Trail Guide, the Florida Trail Guide App is the perfect electronic companion to the guidebook for the 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail, America’s top winter backpacking destination.

The App uses a combination of your phone’s GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Apple Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the trail. No phone service? Not a problem — your phone’s GPS pinpoints your location on top of topo maps downloaded as part of the app.

A bright red line indicates the location of the main trail on the map. Side trails and detours are indicated in blue. Waypoints of interest to the hiker are plotted on the map. There are also markers on the map every mile or kilometer of the trail track.

Each waypoint includes a detail page, providing further details about that particular waypoint. Details include the waypoint’s mileage point and elevation, photographs of the waypoint, distance northbound and southbound to the next water source, a Trail Register where you may post comments and read other users’ comments, and other details that will help you during your hike, and help you plan your hike. Enjoy!

For more information visit The Florida Trail and the Florida Trail Association.