The Florida National Scenic
celebrates its 30th
Anniversary during 2013.
The Big Cypress
Preserve is home to nearly 40 miles of FNST, portions of which
offer some of the most remote trails in Florida.
Designated by Congress as a National Scenic Trail in 1983,
the FNST now spans over 1,000 miles from Big Cypress National
Preserve to Gulf Islands National Seashore.
For more information on the FNST and its management please visit
the USFS's website at www.fs.usda.gov/fnst and to learn more
about hiking and volunteering opportunities on the FNST visit
the FTA's website at www.floridatrail.org.
Big Cypress Fire
Prescribed Fire Operations 5/15 - 17/2013
There will be prescribed
fire activity taking place north of the Oasis Visitor Center.
Due to the fire activity a portion of the Florida National Scenic
Trail will be rerouted.
For a map of suggested trail reroute go to -
Other trail closures may be implemented during this operation.
Check at the Oasis Visitor Center for details. For a general
map of fire operations go to -
Call or email Nina 305-608-6866 : email@example.com
Come hiking and trail
building with us!
Based in Miami,
FL, the Big Cypress Chapter of the Florida Trail Association
strives to introduce and inform the ever changing inhabitants
of the major metropolitan area of Miami and of the Florida Keys
about the Florida Trail and discovering the beauty and wonder
of natural Florida. The chapter is involved in community events
throughout the year.
80' Hike Across Florida
by Charlie Monson