Twelve Mile Swamp Conservation Area Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near St Augustine, FL that features beautiful wild flowers 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
2.8 mile loop trail in central St. Johns County Florida. This conservation area is composed mostly of planted pine forest with several small cypress domes throughout. This 378-acre recreation area is part of a 21,898-acre tract that is under a long-term timber reservation. The larger tract Twelve Mile Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and is open for public hunting season. This tract is composed of a series of large swamps. Together, these swamps form the headwaters of six major tributary systems. Three of these tributaries, Turnbull Creek, Mill Creek and Sampson Creek, discharge into the St. Johns River. Two others, Moultrie Creek and Red House Branch, discharge into the Matanzas River, while Stokes Creek discharges into the Tolomato River. Preservation of this site serves to protect the water quality and quantity of these creek systems and benefits the groundwater and water supply for this area of St. Johns County.
Trees. Lots of trees
I really liked this walk! It was a nice wide trail. Walked with my dog and she had a great time as well. Not very much wildlife but the trees/shrubs made lovely scenery.
Not much to see, wide open trails.
Quiet, easy walk.
Nice walk with the family. Fairly uneventful but good geocaching in the area.
Well maintained if uneventful. Unfortunately, views are limited, even for Florida. Still would be great for kids, Scouts, etc.