Hiking through nature is an experience unto itself. But when you’re able to hike through nature and also immerse yourself in history, that’s an elevated outdoor experience that many might not know exists in Florida. Perfect for a trip with the kids that doubles as an educational opportunity, or simply a solo venture out into nature to immerse yourself in Florida history, this hike is for you. But be warned, some say this is one of the most creepy hikes in Florida. The next time you’re in the St. Petersburg area, feel free to check out the Egmont Key State Park in Florida. When you do, you can determine if it is one of the best hikes in FL or one of the creepiest.

Have you ever been to Egmont Key State Park before – would you agree that it could be considered one of the more creepy hikes in Florida, or was it a beautiful look back at history? Share with us your experience in the comments section!

Or if you’re looking for more information about this Florida hike, including current fees and current park conditions, check out the Egmont Key State Park website.

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What are the best Florida hikes?

Many people come to Florida for the outstanding beaches and family attractions, but there are some pretty amazing hiking trails as well. Here are a few of the best FL hikes to explore:

  • Econfina Creek Water Management Area, Youngstown, FL: With 18 miles of trails to explore this area is pretty special. One of the coolest spots is Two Penny Bridge which crosses Econfina Creek.
  • Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach, FL: For quite some time this park was only accessible by boat, it is now much easier to get to. It still remains a daily secluded hike so it is a great chance to explore nature without being overwhelmed by crowds. If you are lucky you may even spot a few dolphins playing in the channels.
  • Juniper Springs Recreation Area Trail, Silver Springs, FL: Short and sweet, this 0.8-mile trail is still one of the most scenic hikes in Florida. Boardwalks and bridges, pools of crystal clear water, and the lush surroundings of the Ocala State Forest will satisfy your love of nature.
  • Pine Island Trail, Pine Island, FL: In the lush tropical forest of Blue Springs State Park you'll find this 4.5-mile trail with a surprise treat on a hot and humid Florida afternoon - a natural spring swimming hole.
  • Rainbow Springs Trail, Dunnellon, FL: Rainbow Springs State Park is another Florida gem with several trails to choose from. Perhaps one of the best Florida hikes is the 2.1-mile out-and-back Rainbow Springs Trail. After your first half of the trek, you will get to enjoy a nice soothing waterfall to enjoy before heading back.


If you'd like even more Florida hiking rails to explore read more about these hikes and many more in this list of 12 hiking trails in Florida - one for each month of the year.

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