Ponce Preserve Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Ponce Preserve Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Orange, FL that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles 9 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

sea kayaking

walking

whitewater kayaking

beach

river

It is on a barrier island and goes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Halifax River (estuary) and it crosses both Peninsula Dr. and A1A. The west leg goes from Peninsula Dr. to the Halifax River and is a boardwalk over a marsh. The east leg crosses A1A and goes to the Ocean Beach. It can be a loop. The boardwalk is a bit short a mile has several shelters used for fishing and shelter and docks to launch and/or board a small boat. The east leg traverses some dunes to the beach. It has a small viewing tower and an ancient oak. The dunes can be a bit strenuous with bare tree roots.

hiking
2 months ago

Grew up hiking in the mountains of Colorado. Now that I have a family including two kids (10 & 11), I decided to pass the bug on to them and teach them about nature and how to read the sun to know where you are at. This was a great beginning trail because you can absolutely not get lost. They loved it and are now looking forward to our next hiking adventure.

walking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Beautiful

7 months ago

walking
1 year ago

Easy beautiful walk by the beach.

hiking
2 years ago

The boardwalk is usable by wheel chairs, carriages and bikes.
The beaches have little shelter from the sun. Carry sun screen!
It should be easy for beginners and children with adults.