Ortega Stream Valley Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jacksonville, FL that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail leads through verdant oak woodland and is located at Ringhaver Park, operated by the city of Jacksonville. The thick, shady forest allows year-round hiking. In addition to hikers, paddlers also use the trail to access the canoe/kayak launch located on the Ortega River.
Very nice little trail for a short, easy walk in the woods near the Ortega River offshoot of the St.John's River in Jacksonville. The trailhead is located in a sports recreation park, but the trail quickly moves out into more natural Florida river lowlands and wetlands. Wonderful place for a walk, but perhaps a bit far to use as a canoe launch.