Nature lovers may have been itching to get back to their favorite stomping grounds, and they don't have to wait much longer now with Florida’s state parks reopening this week. Governor Ron DeSantis declared in a press conference last week that state parks were considered a low-risk environment, as long as people didn’t gather in large groups. If you’re already lacing up your hiking boots, you’ll want to check out this list of Florida State Park hiking trails to add to your post-quarantine bucket list.\n80 of Florida’s parks are set to open with some restrictions and limited hours after having been closed since March to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.\nGuests will still be expected to practice social distancing, maintaining a 6-foot distance and with group sizes no larger than 10 people allowed as the state moves into its first phase of reopenings.\nThere are still 97 Florida state parks that didn’t make the reopening list, including Wekiva Springs, DeLeon Springs, and Blue Spring. You can find a full list of reopening parks on the Florida State Parks website.\nBe sure to double-check your favorite spots for changing times, and add these dreamy trails to your list of adventures!\nSeven-Mile Loop Trail at Crystal River\nAddress: W997+PG Crystal River, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Check out the longest unpaved loop in Citrus County via mountain bike, flat tire bike, or lace-up those hiking boots. Admire the estuary chain and see if you can glimpse some cute river otters and manatee. \n View this post on Instagram beaches and dogs and ice cream and a lot kodak moments A post shared by bri (@briannacallee) on Jun 13, 2015 at 3:04pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nFlorida National Scenic Trail at Big Cypress National Preserve\nAddress: 33100 Tamiami Trail E., Ochopee, FL \nWhy You Need To Go: The southernmost part of the Florida National Scenic Trail can be found within the Big Cypress National Preserve. Along with native orchids and dwarf cypresses, you might even be lucky enough to spot a Florida panther here. \n View this post on Instagram This trail had a lot of challenges to throw at me the past four days! Having to cross the flooded Cypress Creek, being run off my campsite by feral hogs (!), so many bugs and spiders that I *almost* got used to them, mud of so many types and textures I didn’t even know existed, and the worst heat rash than I’ve ever had in my life...I still live for this stuff! 💜 #hikertrash #hikelikeawoman #hikelikeagirl #backpacking #hitthetrail #floridatrail #floridanationalscenictrail A post shared by Steph Dawson (@steph_d_hiker) on Mar 14, 2020 at 3:02pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nBulow Woods Trail\nAddress: 3351 Old Dixie Hwy., Ormond Beach, FL \nWhy You Need To Go: This trail is 6.8 miles of secluded bliss, far from the noise of the city. It’s a one-way trail that runs from the Fairchild Oak all the way to the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. \n View this post on Instagram ✨Thanks Julissa for these beautiful photos!! Starting off the new decade with some fresh air and fun friends ! Can not wait to do more hikes around Florida with you guys!! ✨. Thinking about this past year has been a bit of a trigger topic for me in a negative way so focusing on the present moment, the gifts we have right now is helpful. Happy New Year! Can't wait to make more memories ! A post shared by Louisa ♡ (@life.made.weezy) on Jan 1, 2020 at 4:56pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nTorreya State Park\nAddress: 2576 NW Torreya Park Rd., Bristol, FL \nWhy You Need To Go: Both Rock Creek and Torreya Challenge Loop offer easy hiking, and the hardwood trees give one of the best displays of fall foliage in Florida, so you’ll definitely want to come back again when the weather starts to cool. \n View this post on Instagram u guys walk too fast A post shared by Laura Powers (@laurapowerss) on Feb 4, 2018 at 6:46am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nThe Woodpecker Trail at Big Shoals State Park\nAddress: 11330 SE Co. Rd. 135, White Springs, FL \nWhy You Need To Go: There are over 28 miles of trails to explore at Big Shoals, but the Woodpecker is a quick and easy 3.4 paved miles that connect the two entrances of Little Shoals and Big Shoals. Quiet and serene, you can even bring bikes and pets. If you plan to check out all this park has to offer you can also find Florida's largest white water rapids here.\n View this post on Instagram Floridas 1 and only class lll rapid A post shared by Harrison Rigsby (@harrison_rigsby) on Sep 4, 2019 at 4:02pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nFlorida National Scenic Trail at Fort Pickens\nAddress: 1400 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach, FL \nWhy You Need To Go: Breath in the crisp salty air on the section of the National Scenic Trail that follows the Gulf Island National Seashore. The hike totals about 7.5 miles and starts at the entrance of historic Fort Pickens. \n View this post on Instagram Amazing weekend frolicking 🤙🏼🤙🏼 A post shared by @ katieehenry on Sep 5, 2017 at 11:01am PDT\n\nWebsite\nWhich will you be marking off your hiking bucket list first? Happy trails!\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. 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