Information in this app is based on “The Florida Trail Guide” by Sandra Friend and John Keatley.
The Florida Trail Guide is a detailed, map-based smartphone guide for your hike on the Florida Trail. It lists important hiker waypoints on the FT such as water sources, shelters, tenting sites, road crossings, resupply locations, and may others.
NO PHONE OR INTERNET SERVICE IS REQUIRED to use The Florida Trail Guide after the initial setup. The Florida Trail Guide uses a combination of your smartphone's GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Google Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the trail. Your phone's GPS pinpoints your location on the downloaded maps.
The free demo covers the 42.3-mile Blackwater route from the Florida-Alabama border to Harold. The demo is fully function with all features of the paid version. In-app purchases include sections of the Florida Trail.
A bright red line indicates the location of the main trail on the map. Side spurs to water sources or other points of interest are indicated in blue. Waypoints of interest to the hiker are plotted on the map. There are also markers on the map every mile or kilometer of the trail track.
The elevation profile shows trail distance vs elevation and plots your current location on the trail. Each waypoint is plotted on the profile. Each waypoints is clickable, opening to the waypoint's detail page.
The guidebook lists every waypoint in order by distance along the trail and how far away you are from each waypoint.
Send your current location to friends and family via text message or e-mail.
Each waypoint includes a detail page, providing further details about that particular waypoint. Details include the waypoint's mileage point and elevation, photographs of the waypoint, distance to the next water source and campsite, a Trail Register where you may post comments and read other users' comments, and other details that will help you during your hike, and help you plan your hike.
The types of waypoints include:
-->Water sources (including the reliability of each water source)
-->Tenting sites/camping sites/shelters
-->Parking areas along the trail
-->Picnic areas, campgrounds, ranger stations
-->Roads, railroad tracks, power lines
-->Towns on the trail