Looking for a great trail in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida? AllTrails has 5 great dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Jonathan Dickinson State Park ranging from 5.1 to 7.5 miles and from 6 to 49 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

dogs on leash

Located 12 miles south of Stuart on U.S. 1, this park teems with wildlife in 13 natural communities, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, mangroves, and river swamps. The Loxahatchee River, Florida's first federally designated Wild and Scenic River, runs through the park. Ranger-guided tours of the 1930s pioneer homestead of Trapper Nelson are available year-round. Visitors can enjoy paved and off-road biking, equestrian, and hiking trails. Boating, canoeing, and kayaking along the river are also great ways to see the park. Anglers can fish along the riverbank or from a boat. The nature and history of the park comes to life through exhibits and displays in the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center. Programs for the kids, or for the whole family, are also offered here. The park also offers two full-facility campgrounds and a youth/group primitive campground. Visitors can arrange boat tours of the river and rent canoes, kayaks, and motorboats by calling (561) 746-1466.

mountain biking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Lots of sugar sand and some surprising elevations in the first half. Beautiful vegetation and subtle color. You may want to have a walking stick with you to respectfully push back webs if you are the first person on the trail in the morning. Suggest hiking in long sleeves or with an umbrella—lots of sun. Also 2L of water advisable. Expect a little ankle deep water near the pond in the last 1/2M. Mind the bikers during the last stretch also where a bit of the trail overlaps.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great local ride for all levels. Great little skills area and pump track to warm up, There’s plenty of trail exits and rest stops for beginners or those that want to take breaks. Great fast hard pack berms, table tops small doubles, great trails, short climbs to fun downhills and technical root sections. Something for everyone. Yes there’s a few sections of sand but the complaints are exaggerated. Dorsey and his great volunteer crew have been doing a lot of work to improve the trails and make it a real FLORIDA style MTB trail. The sand is probably not even 5% of the trail and is short sections. Keep your momentum find the right gear and and pedal steady & easy. it’s ok to walk it but you’ll probably exert as much energy as riding through it. Be respectful to the faster more experienced riders. it is a narrow single track with blind turns. and going fast is a lot of fun for those that can do it. Plenty of places to pull off or ride the side to let them pass. Never stop on the trail you’re putting yourself and other riders at risk. Then there’s Bunker Hill, the more difficult expert only section. It’s currently been closed for maintenance.

If you're okay with no shade and a lot of sand, you'll love this trail. Neat, lush shrubbery/trees, and ends with a couple benches by the water. Lots of pretty greenery and hills. If you accidentally walk through the biking obstacle course on top, as I did, be sure to circle back to the right to see the water!

mountain biking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

Great trails! I love doing this with my family. You just need to remember where to go so you do not get lost! Favorite place to mountain bike

no shade
scramble
3 months ago

Sugar sand and uphill. Just when you think you're at the top and you'll be going downhill soon, it plateaus and more uphill. Buns of steel feel like mostly mush when you finish this trail. My fitness band registered that I climbed 12 flights of stairs! You need at least 2L of water if you attempt this trail and it's not the dead of Florida winter.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Not an easy trail. It is mostly a bumpy 2-track road with lots of sand and ruts. A few paths 6 inches wide. Not fun. Scenery was nice, through palmettos and pine. This was quite a workout. Paths marked with arrows, but no indication of where they were taking you.

trail running
bugs
5 months ago

horseflies getting active again. sightings include a bobcat and 5 hogs

trail running
6 months ago

Quiet and serene, sandy in many areas. Very nice

mountain biking
6 months ago

This Park is to Sandy, theirs sand in every trail throughout the park except bunker hill, under the Sandy trails it does not allow you to enjoy the ride, I give it only one star for bunkerhill.

hiking
7 months ago

My wife and I were unsure of this trail when we arrived. It appeared to be a technical mountain biking trail, but we figured it would lead to designated hiking trails further down. We were wrong! THIS IS A MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAIL. So, unless you enjoy the constant fear of being plowed over by aggressive mountain bikers flying downhill, avoid this trail. There are plenty of other trails in this park. No idea why this would be reviewed as a hiking trail. There are stretches where moving off to the side shoulder is not an option. Not a good place to be when someone on a bike is flying around a blind corner. Several riders stopped to share their opinions of us on the trail. Good times.

trail running
8 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

Went Saturday and Sunday and it was great although i eat shit going downhill, I damn hit the sugar sand and went mouth to sand!! It didn’t taste to bad tho but other than that pretty good!! I saw a couple going to business in one of the trails tho I mean not even an invite but that’s okay!!

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mountain biking
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fun jumps for a first timer here. Decent stretches to get some speed. Barely any roots/rocks. Several sandy areas were tough for my smaller tires. No tree cover, very sunny. Will definitely come back.

hiking
Sunday, July 08, 2018

I had such a blast hiking this trail with my two dogs! There was lots to see and lots of tinier trails off of the main trail. Due to excess rain, some parts of the trail have 6”+ of water so I would recommend wearing higher shoes/ socks if possible!

hiking
Friday, May 11, 2018

Sandy in some spots, did 11 miles here, not a lot of wildlife but the deer flies are horrendous!

hiking
Friday, March 23, 2018

Talk to the ranger station first if you want to bring your dogs. You can bring your dogs on a leash on the trail but you cannot camp at the primitive sites with your dogs. But if you rent a camping site in the park they can put you in a pet friendly spot.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The biking trails are much more interesting than the walking trails to me. You do have to pay attention and move out of the way the bikers. But they are very nice.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

It's just a road. If you're looking for a silent walk, then it's perfect. But if you are looking for adventure, then I don't recommend this trail. It's just a road that a car can drive on. Extremely monotonous.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

I'll be back. I only had a Short time. Must see the tower!!

mountain biking
Monday, April 10, 2017

nice ride but to much sand for me..... will def be going back ....

Saturday, March 11, 2017

nice mountain bike trails.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great trail but not much variation in terrain or scenery.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pleasant.

trail running
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Great. Liked the vegetation, white sandy trail. Must bring CamelBack! Hot, Hot, hot! Cool scenic overlook on Mt. Hobe

mountain biking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Well maintained trails. Lots of great people to meet! We try to go a couple a times a mont.

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