Fort George Island Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Fort George Island Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jacksonville, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike traverses an old club, now a superlative natural getaway with a sea view, hills, lush woods, and a unique opportunity to walk portions of a former golf course.

nature trips
1 month ago

Beautiful wide trails, nice river view at one end, didn’t go to the plantation but did the whole trail loop. Listed here as 2.9, but on site as 3.2 as well. Definitely would recommend!

1 month ago

Mostly shady, well cared for trails, lots of butterflies and birds, even 3 peacocks! Trail back to plantation could have been better marked as the trail to the water at the north end would require one to walk along the steep beach back to the plantation visitors center. Very well kept National park however! Well worth the time.

walking
2 months ago

This is great walk but I would rate it as Easy. The trail is well groomed, wide, an almost entirely level except for the optional hill at the end. Wonderful view of the marsh.

hiking
3 months ago

there is a bench to sit on at the waterfront, perfect for a little break and a picnic lunch

4 months ago

Love it! Always see different wildlife!

hiking
Saturday, January 14, 2017

This is a great little trail with a lot of variety and a few scattered "learning stations" with facts about the plants and wildlife, along with controlled burns and stuff like that. About a mile into the hike, there's a beautiful stop off by a pond that's definitely worth a look. Towards the end of your hike you have the option to visit Point Isabel which is absolutely gorgeous with a great view of the river and dunes, and plenty of neat birds. Right at the end of the hike, you can also take a short climb up Mount Cornelia, the highest point on the southeast coast. Make sure to bring plenty of bug spray though, we brought home a couple ticks with us :\

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Sunday, January 08, 2017