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Indian River Chapter

Florida Trails Association

For members in Florida Counties: Brevard and Indian River.



Chapter Meetings:
1st Monday of the month, 6:30 PM
Melbourne Public Library
Located at Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL

P.O. Box 832, Melbourne, FL 32902

North Brevard Contact:
Nancy & Jim Escoffier
eMail

    The Indian River Chapter of the Florida Trail Association is responsible for creating and maintaining trails in the East Central Florida area. We are one of several chapters of the Florida Trail Association located around the state each responsible for trails in their area. We usually hold monthly meetings in the Public Library in Melbourne on Fee Street on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM but a couple of times a year we decide we have had enough meetings and have a picnic instead, by demand of the membership.

In addition to our trail building we also hold scheduled hikes on trails in our area and sometimes beyond, nothing formal but whatever seems to present itself. The hikes we do do are scheduled in advance and open to the public except when they are on private property and depending on the landowner

If you want to participate in one of the hikes it is suggested that you call the hike leader as listed in the schedule and confirm that the hike will be held as scheduled. Sometimes, because of factors such as weather and high water levels, some hikes may be rescheduled for other areas or delayed to a later date. See the links below for schedules of upcoming hikes.

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Tosohatchee trail head
Tosohatchee

Blue Springs trail head
Blue Springs


Tentative new schedule for the coming season.
All hikes meet at designated areas at 8:30am.
For questions, call 321-453-1586 or e-mail jescoffier@aol.com.

2018 - 2019 WEDNESDAY HIKE SCHEDULES

NOVEMBER  7, 2018 SANDHILLS CON. AREA LONE CABBAGE COCOA
NOVEMBER 21, 2018 LAKE PROCTOR TRAIL LOWE'S TITUSVILLE
DECEMBER  5, 2018 ECON RIVER TRAIL LONE CABBAGE COCOA
DECEMBER 19, 2018 SEMINOLE RANCH TRAIL LOWE'S TITUSVILLE

2019 DATE SCHEDULED MEET
JANUARY   9, 2019 CRUICKSHANK LOOP TRAIL LOWE'S TITUSVILLE
ANUARY   23, 2019 TOSOHATCHEE NORTH TRAIL LONE CABBAGE COCOA
FEBRUARY  6, 2019 PINE ISLAND TRAIL LOWE'S TITUSVILLE
FEBRUARY 20, 2019 TOSOHATCHEE SOUTH. LONE CABBAGE COCOA
MARCH     6, 2019 BULL CREEK CEMETERY TRAIL SAM'S MELBOURNE
MARCH    20, 2019 ORLANDO WETLANDS PARK. LOWE'S TITUSVILLE
APRIL     3, 2019  SHILOH MARSH. LOWE'S TITUSVILLE
APRIL    17, 2019 ENCHANTED FOREST. LOWE'S TITUSVILLE
MAY       1, 2019 SOUTH BEACHES. SAMS MELBOURNE

All of the Wednesday hikes are between four and seven miles in length and will meet at one of four places at 8:30 am. The hike locations are tentative because accessability can change (bridges out, wildfires, etc.) but we will always meet at the scheduled place at the scheduled time.

For updates call 321-453-1586 or e-mail jescoffier@aol.com.

A copy of this schedule and directions to the trails from the meeting places are online at: https://jjehike.blogspot.com.

Directions to the trails from the meeting places are online at: https://jjehike.blogspot.com.

Meeting place addresses:
Lowe's Titusville: hwy 50 and I-95 — Sam's Melbourne: hwy 192 near I-95
Sam's Cocoa: hwy 520 and I-95 — Lone Cabbage: hwy 520 and St. John's River

Florida Trail information online at https://www.floridatrail.org


In the Orlando Wetlands. From the Cruickshank trail.
Seen on the Prarie Lakes trail. A beautiful find at Sams House.
Click to share a bit more of what we enjoy along the trails.

FTA Indian River Chapter News

TRAIL MAPS - Jim Escoffier - Picasa Web Albums

The Space Coast Hiking Meetup Group

Jim Escoffier's Gallery of Photos and Thoughts of the Trail

Jim & Nancy's Chapter hike schedule
Jim & Nancy's directions to hiking trails
Space Coast Hiking







12/15/01