New Rose Creek Via Kayak is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Jacksonville, FL that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding, sea kayaking, and whitewater kayaking and is accessible year-round.
No tidal influence, easy launch, nearby parking, restaurants, and wildlife. Great beginners paddle. An easily overlooked and beginner friendly wet spot in urban Jacksonville, New Rose Creek has a lot to offer. The launch is easy, close to parking and shaded. The dam maintains a constant water level so there is no need to worry about the tides. No obstructions or challenges here, just a leisurely paddle around the island and by the grassy backyards. The birds here are a main attraction. Good spot to practice portaging also but the main lake has enough to offer that the trip over the road isn't necessary.