Hanna Park South Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews

Hanna Park South Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jacksonville, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.0 miles
19 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


old growth


29 days ago

Great trails. They range from moderate to difficult and are very peaceful and easy to navigate. The lake and the poles (surfer spot) are gorgeous. One of the premier parks in NE Florida.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Amazingly Beautiful Trails!
I can’t help but be impressed with these trails.
I was very pleased with the condition, variety and simple beauty of the various trails. The trails themselves are very well maintained and there are a variety of skill levels to be had. From a few flat straightaways to many hairpin turns, to the unlimited rises & falls, all while constantly needing to dodge the unlimited obstacles placed in your way. Needless to say, I found the “More Difficult E-Line Loop” more than enough of a challenge for a guy my age.
In addition to the good condition I found the trails to be in, I was blown away by the scenic images I was exposed to. From the beautiful lakes, rivers, trees and friendly woodland creatures- to the not-so-friendly alligators I saw “sunning” themselves atop logs in the water.
I really didn’t expect to be that close to them.
In fact, at one point of the trail, if you fall off your bike to the left side, you will end up in an extremely thick swamp where an alligator is waiting just under the waters’ surface to snack on you or anyone else that may fall into this guys’ territorial waters. YIKES! I’m not kidding folks.
***I would seriously recommend everyone take a buddy with them for company & protection while riding here.
I found the above, as well as the many other amazing experiences I have had here, reason to RAISE my score of this Parks’ Trails rather than lower it. I feel that I (and I think most other Mt. Bikers), choose to ride my bike in the woods for just this reason. If i wanted to ride my bike on a flat concrete surface and see nothing i would be riding in the streets right?
But if you ARE looking for an amazing experience every time you ride your Mt. Bike- this is definitely a great place to ride!

4 months ago

Started at the front gate to add more miles. Wish I had this app last weekend. Still have no idea how far we hiked. Beautiful hike and lots of options of views.

6 months ago

If you go early in the morning, beware you will hit every spider web on the trail.

6 months ago

Well marked and maintained.

trail running
10 months ago

Great trail! It's well maintained. There was a couple spots I had to guess which trail to take, but for the most part it's well marked.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

One of my favorites around Jax. Trail signs are somewhat confusing, but lots of beautiful scenery. Saw an alligator!

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Relatively flat, good trail, almost constant twisting path 1 hour or less to ride

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nice little trail system. Wasn't too keen on paying $5 to hike it, but it was fairly secluded and pretty. Most people seemed to be on the mountain bike trail, and I only saw one other guy hiking. I didn't find the trail system confusing at all like previously reported.

Monday, March 20, 2017

great family ride trail

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Nice ride for training. Small climbs and long curves and tight turns.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We can't wait to return.

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Just here visiting and had a great time visiting this trail. Nice trails for the beginner

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

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

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Nice hike through the woods. Weather was perfect and the dog had a great time.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I loved it. Easy to follow trails. Easy access to beach

mountain biking
Thursday, November 12, 2015

My daughter's first mountain bike ride. She wanted to do the moderate one, so we did. She did very well. A lot of quick turns, mud, and fun! We'll be back! We had a great time!

mountain biking
Monday, June 15, 2015

Best mtn biking in Jacksonville.

mountain biking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Mountain bike trails are the bomb! So pretty, and very well maintained! Would give 5 stars, but the end of the trails could use better markings to the exit/parking lot. Well worth a trip just for mountain biking though. Will definitely be coming again! Oh and we love that the tracks are single directional, so we don't worry about running into anyone. Great trails.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

love this park! beautiful trails and beach.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nestled in the middle of a heavily populated area, Hanna Park is an amazing place to enjoy the outdoors. Only a ten minute drive from my house, I popped over today to hike the full loop. The trail is quiet and secluded for most of the track. There is little change in elevation except for the occasional dip and hill, which is typical for Florida; however it is not uninteresting. There is plenty to do and see and every time I go I ask myself "why do I not come here more often".

Monday, November 03, 2014

I grew up around here and used to go all of the time. Now they have paddle boat for rent, a child waterspray ground, the trails have been there and you can hike or bike them, the beach of course which boasts some pretty good sharks teeth hunting, and of course sun bathing too :D! There is a ton of outdoor activities here for sure, a must visit!!!

trail running
Friday, August 08, 2014

With Florida becoming so heavily developed, it isn't often you find a good deep-woods trail. This park is just fun! I run this trail from time to time, and it brings me joy. There are a few trails in the park, which are well-marked. There are signs indicating which direction to go depending on the day of the week. The park has put in a few foot bridges over the streams, but there are still a few areas that get swamped out, so don't wear your brand-new clean shoes if you don't want them to get filthy! There are several places to fill up your water bottle, and a few places where there are bathrooms as well! After your trail activities, you can swim in the ocean, fish in the freshwater lake, take your kids to the playground, and even get a shower before you drive home! The park is out in nature, so with that comes snakes and spiders and all the other creepy-crawlies. Wear bug repellent in the woods and sunscreen on the beach.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 06, 2014

There are lots of trails here for hiking or mountain biking. There are a couple of little hills and lots of tree roots to deal with. As a park it is pretty good, but sometimes there are gators in the pond. I'd give it a higher score, but the technical riding (roots, logs, couple dips) takes the fun out of it for me.

mountain biking
Monday, May 26, 2014

Nice trails. Low entry fee. There are a lot of different trails to ride. Kept us busy all day. There is a nice bike wash station to rinse everything off at the end of the day. A+ park

mountain biking
Sunday, February 02, 2014

First time out there and had a blast. Not sure if we covered all the tracks even so will be back for sure. One sketchy spot on the Z with a bridge that has a drop off onto the actual bridge over a creek. Slip up here and could be an ugly spill. Can easily be walked around though.

mountain biking
Monday, July 30, 2012

The park has great trail rides for mountain biking... Some are challenging but a good place to ride off road... Then take a swim at the beach to cool off...

nature trips
Sunday, March 04, 2012

Great trails for kids, with the water park for cool fun afterwards. Paddle boat bbb

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Diverse (begin, interm & expert) and challenging Mt biking trails. Great cleanup station!

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