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trail locations for Jacksonville, Florida
mountain biking
20 days ago

Loved it! Physically and mentally was not ready for all the South Trail had to offer which made completing it that much better. Twists, turns, roots, logs, uphill and downhill...great ride to hone skills and learn on.

I've been hiking/jogging this trail for years and so far it's my favorite in Florida. Beautiful scenery and connects to other trails for longer hikes. The bugs are bad in the summer but that is to be expected on any trail in Florida. Be sure to visit Fort Caroline while in the area.

geocaching
2 months ago

It's a flat,straight,paved path but still a fun time. I've geocached, rode my bike and just walked it many times.

trail running
2 months ago

I have been running these trails since the early 80s. This was before the Preserve days. The pictured trails are no where near 21 miles. You have to be creative to get 7+ miles out of the course. If you run the inner white loop it is 3.5 miles. If you add the outer (far west loop) that adds 2.2 miles for a total of 5.7, which is usually the distance we run when we go out there. Keep in mind that yellow flies are out starting the beginning of May until the end of September. These are the some of the best trails in Jax area (no roots to trip you or cause you to turn an ankle). Motor vehicles are not allowed on the trails. The route is a little sandy, but always a pleasant run.

We had a lot of fun learning about the history in the area and the trail was nice too. :-)

Awesome trail hidden away in Jacksonville. The various types of plants and wildlife make for an interesting hike every time. The yoga posts with qr codes are pretty cool too.

Mosquitos were unreal today at dusk and I recommend avoiding until winter. This is one of my favorite trails in the area due to the history and scenery.

hiking
3 months ago

Like many have stated the view is boring, but overall it wasn't too bad.

very nice....but to go back to the starting point we had to ride on the road....we didnt found the trail to return

the trails itself was pretty fun but there where a lot of mosquitos...big And fast And you dont see the warning sings about the zika virus carriers until you are already in the second trail!!!!....i may go back in winter!!

Great trail. Beautiful surroundings

walking
3 months ago

Great day for a niche small hike did all the trails in about 1hour nice groomed trails with friendly people everywhere

It was beautiful and fun, people are very nice and it is family friendly. Definitely a place to visit over and over.

multiple short trails. Nice shade on hikibg trails. small benches to sit and enjoy the views. visited 3 times so far. Family friendly. 0.8 miles lake loop trail gives nice view of the lake. Big picnic area for families to enjoy.