Take These 12 Incredible Florida Hikes, One For Each Month Of The Year

As you kick off the new year in Florida, you might have a few things that you’ve added to your to-do list. If any of those things involve nature, outdoors, or breaking a sweat, then this list might be exactly what you were looking for. While it might not seem like it to many visitors, Florida is actually flush with uniquely stunning hiking opportunities throughout the state. Sure, you might not be changing elevation too much, or climbing up any mountains, but instead, we trade the steep terrain for pure natural beauty. Make a year of hiking a reality when you tackle the 12 best hikes in Florida, one for each month of the year.

So, what’s your take on these 12 incredible Florida hikes? Have you completed any on the list already? Make sure to let us know in the comments section!

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Best Hikes in Florida

June 11, 2022

What are the most beautiful hikes in Florida?

Florida is a truly gorgeous state, and there are plenty of excellent opportunities for outdoor activities. It's hard to decide what the most beautiful hikes in Florida are, but we've compiled a list of some of our favorites. Ocala National Forest features amazing swamps as well as forest and other landscape highlights. If you're a big fan of wildlife, head to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. You'll find wild animals galore, from buffalo to alligators.

Where can I hike to a cave in Florida?

You can hike to a cave in Florida on an invigorating and challenging hike to Dames Cave. You can actually go inside the cave. This aspect makes it an especially unique experience, as many caves are too dangerous to walk inside. The cave itself is huge and allows for some of the best photos you'll find in nature. You'll definitely get some frame-worthy ones. Enjoy your lovely natural surroundings on the way there and back. Make sure you are hiking with friends that have advanced skills for this hike, though. It's certainly a challenge, but it’s worth it to experience this special hike that you will remember for a long time to come! It’ll be a fun bonding experience for a group of outdoors enthusiasts, too.

What are the best waterfall hikes in Florida?

Florida is known for its beautiful water features, from the ocean to lakes to, of course, its striking waterfalls. The best waterfall hikes in Florida include Big Shoals State Park in White Springs, Millhopper Geological State Park in Gainesville, and Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon. Rainbow Springs is reminiscent of Hawaii, with its stunning bright greenery and idyllic waterfall and little pool. Even though it's manmade, you will feel like it's natural when you go!