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[ft-l] What makes a good trail?

1) No sugar sand stretches, or only short ones
2) Mostly in the woods or at least shady considering the Florida sun
3) Hills are great but can be hard to find here.
4) No road walks
5) Occasional water sources like lakes or creeks. Parallel to a river or
creek is especially good.
6) Critters and birds
7) Old structures add interest
8) Good campsites


> The list has been very quiet lately, so I have a question
> you can all weigh in on, regardless of your hiking
> experience.
> As many of you know, I travel around a lot on our trail.  I
> see the good and the bad, the magical and the ugly.  So my
> question for you all is what makes a "good" hiking trail?
> If you were designing the premier hiking trail in Florida,
> what attributes would it have?
> Try to be reasonable allowing for many different public and
> private land managers and their differing rules and
> regulations, but you can dream a little, too.  Consider
> things like varying ecosystems, trailheads, distance between
> campsites, shelters or no shelters, town ammenities or none,
> fees, registration, stream crossings, water sources,
> maintenance, sharing with other users, etc.  Just what is it
> that makes a good trail for hikers?
> Deb
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