Synopses & Reviews
Hiking North Florida and the Panhandle describes thirty of the areas finest hikes that highlight some of the best natural areas in the region, many on trails that are not shared with cyclists, skateboarders, or horses.
This user-friendly guide features ten short family walks, including a trip to Falling Waters State Park (the site of Floridas highest waterfall); eleven day hikes to such places as Big Shoals State Park and Lake Eaton Sinkhole; and nine backpacking adventures that include portions of the 1,400-mile Florida Trail. It provides all the information you need to make the most of exploring North Florida and the Panhandle by foot. Look inside to find:
Hikes suited to every ability
Directions to the trailheads
Comprehensive trail descriptions, maps, and elevation profiles
Mile-by-mile directional cues
Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, and elevation gain/loss for every featured hike
Area-specific tips on safety, hiking ethics, plants and animals, preserving the environment, and more
Hiking North Florida and the Panhandle describes 30 hikes designed to highlight some of the best natural areas throughout the region. The hikes in this book fall into four different categories: Short Family Walks ranging from 1-3 miles, Day Hikes from 3-12 miles, Overnight Hikes with easy walks to primitive campsites and Long Haulers, true backpacking experiences that require a weekend to complete.
About the Author
M. Timothy O'Keefe,
called Floridas premier wildlife photographer and writer” by Tampa Bay Magazine
, has published thirteen books, including Hiking Florida
(FalconGuides). His award-winning articles and photographs have appeared in National Geographic books, Time-Life books, National Geographic Traveler
, Newsweek, New York Times, and Travel & Leisure