Hike for Your Health 2023

Florida Hiking Trails Month & American Heart Health Month

February is Florida Hiking Trails Month and American Heart Health Month.

To celebrate, take a heart-healthy hike with your sweetheart to explore the trails found throughout the Sunshine State.

Many families enjoy outdoor recreation on trails and realize the benefits of building strong bonds and making memories of time spent together. You can find trails in Florida’s state parks or on a statewide list from DEP's Office of Greenways and Trails Online Trail Guide.

The federal Centers for Disease Control recommends staying physically active. Trails provide safe, clean open spaces where families can exercise, relieve stress and enjoy fresh air. The network of hiking trails in Florida provides opportunities for a variety of activities for the whole family, including walking, running or pushing a stroller.

For an extra-special Valentine’s Day, take a hike with your sweetheart for both your hearts. You’ll enjoy the health benefits of outdoor recreation that include lower blood pressure, improved fitness and mood, and more.

Hike for Your Health

Hikers are invited to share their fun photos of time spent on the trail. Use #HikeForYourHealth on Facebook and Instagram to share your fun hiking photos on trails in Florida.