Little Talbot Island Hiking Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mayport, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Lots of bugs in the wooded part of the trail but the beach was beautiful.
This is a beautiful walk through the woods to the ocean, with a lot more changes in elevation that you usually see in Florida thanks to all the sand dunes. You're definitely going to want to bring a heck ton of bug spray though -- we treated our clothes and put on some deet before we went out and the mosquitoes were still almost unbearable. But once you get out to the beach, they're not a problem anymore. It is really awesome being in the woods and hearing the ocean as you get close! Once you're actually out on the beach, there's a lot of washed up driftwood that looks really neat, and plenty of birds. As others have said, when the tide comes in it washes out part of the trail (this part of the trail is right at the northern-most part of the beach).
It was a beautiful hike. Just make sure you go during low tide, or you won't be able to complete the loop
Another beautiful state park and beach. And late October was a great time to visit...fewer people and bugs.
Loved it! Just track the tides
Nice combination of beach and woods! You will run out of beach on the north end at high tide.
Awesome easy trail. Beautiful scenery. Found a lot of sand dollars! Way cool!
Lovely little hike through scrub oaks and dunes
An essential hike for the area. If you want to do the full loop, be sure to time it so that you are not on the northern end of the beach part of the trail at high tide. The water comes up into dead trees that litter the beach, so you cannot pass easily. You will be forced to wait or go back the way you came. As with most trails in the area, this is better experienced during the cooler months when the bugs and the heat are less of an issue.
very nice hike. just make sure you dont walk past the exit on the beach, its easy to miss (we missed it and added 2 miles to the hike accidently lol)
A great trail for everyone, lots of photogenic areas and the beach is stunning.