Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

MODERATE 15 reviews

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jacksonville, FL that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles 62 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Lake Loop Trail - 0.3 miles long and encircles Lake Ray Jones Creek Trail - This 0.3-mile dirt trail rises and falls nearly 25 feet along its course. Upper Ravine Trail - This is a 0.3-mile dirt hiking trail Live Oak - 0.5 mile Rosemary Ridge Trail - 1 mile Aralia Trail - aprox. 0.5 mile

3 months ago

Awesome trail hidden away in Jacksonville. The various types of plants and wildlife make for an interesting hike every time. The yoga posts with qr codes are pretty cool too.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful surroundings

hiking
4 months ago

Great day for a niche small hike did all the trails in about 1hour nice groomed trails with friendly people everywhere

walking
4 months ago

It was beautiful and fun, people are very nice and it is family friendly. Definitely a place to visit over and over.

4 months ago

multiple short trails. Nice shade on hikibg trails. small benches to sit and enjoy the views. visited 3 times so far. Family friendly. 0.8 miles lake loop trail gives nice view of the lake. Big picnic area for families to enjoy.

trail running
5 months ago

Some of the best Casual trails in Town. There was an old mining operation there a long time ago so the whole terrain is actually hilly which is rare in Florida.

The View is great thanks to all the streams, lake, and trail art.

They also have a huge event area with fire and lots of tables.

walking
5 months ago

Great scenery. Multiple trails. Places to sit and eat. Has cool signs that give info about trees and plants in the area.

8 months ago

Nice trail for a casual family walk.

9 months ago

Really nice. New to the area so we're just checking out all the places that allow dogs. Easy trails with much to see

hiking
9 months ago

birding
1 year ago

Great family trail or for bird watching or fitness hiking. Well maintained and marked. Always improving structures and trail coverage.

hiking
1 year ago

We have been coming to the Arb for a couple of years now. It just keeps getting better. They keep adding new trails so you have more variety. We take our dog who loves to jump in the creek to cool off.
There are picnic tables and benches in the main entrance. There is a lovely lily pond and beautiful oaks . They have added sculptures which make a great backdrop for photos. I am sure children really get a kick out of them. The only negative I can think of is that there are ticks. The ravine area has a creek and is hilly with tree roots along the trail. There are trails that are quite easy to walk as well as trails that are more of a workout because they have a grade and are long. This park provides a water fountain as well as restrooms.

hiking
1 year ago

Great place to go for a peaceful walk alone or introduce the family to hiking. I like the slight elevation changes between the scrub oaks down to the ravine. Totally maintained by volunteers!

walking
3 years ago

fun trails that will only be getting better due to the hardworking volunteers.
check for ticks when you are done!! i found one on our dog when we got back home and only checked because one of the volunteers mentioned it.

walking
3 years ago

Great place for a walk. It's got some elevation and the trails meander a bit. Normally I see hikers and runners. It's my 2nd favorite place for hiking in Jax but where I end up most often.