Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail is a 14.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jacksonville, Florida 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.

Length14.5 miElevation gain127 ftRoute typePoint to point
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestPartially pavedRails trailsViewsWildflowers
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Accessibility: This asphalt, concrete, and wooden boardwalk trail is estimated to typically be at least 7 feet wide. The slope is gentle and estimated to range from -2% (downhill) to 2% (uphill) grade. There is at least 1 ADA-compliant car parking spot with an access aisle at the small paved trailhead lot.

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eric jaberi
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Road bikingGreat!

perfect trail for biking. Definitely going back for more rides!

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Kelly Fitzwater
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Road bikingGreat!

Gorgeous bike trail!

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Jerry Chlopek
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Hiking
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Robert Pendergrast, MD
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Road biking

Well maintained, clean, smooth, flat, restroom and a few picnic tables along the way. Enjoyed.

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M-Squirrel Neeley
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Hiking

Perfect weather for the ride.

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Frank Bishop
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Nice long ride. A bit crowded by the very humans I ride to escape from, but mostly near & around the parking areas & trail entrances. Once you get away from those clustered areas not a bad ride.

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David Fahs
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Road bikingGreat!

Great trail paved 15 miles one direction. Shady. Through wooded areas and farm lands.

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Robyn C
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Hiking
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sarah shockley
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Road biking

Once was enough for this "trail". It's long, it's flat, it's....... rather boring. Not much by way of scenery. Monotonous. My hubby and I got out the bikes and were determined to go all the way to Baldwin to grab lunch before the return trip. Biking the trail is better than walking/running it but still rather boring. Also we made the trip on a Sunday and not much was open in Baldwin. 30+ miles of monotony, and for what? IDK. We did it, I guess. Yay for fake internet points! Best part about this 'trail' is there won't be a bunch of influencers taking selfies - it's a forgettable place.

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Linda McCallum
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Hiking

Beautiful! Nice and shady!

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Kelly S
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Road bikingGreat!

First time bicycling this trail and it was great! We started at the Imeson Rd. trailhead and rode all the way to Baldwin where we went into town and ate at Cousin Willie’s BBQ restaurant. It’s a beautiful trail, smooth and well marked with restrooms and water fountains along the trail. When you get out of town there’s plenty to see and it’s rural and so quiet and peaceful. We would definitely do this trail again if we’re in the area. The colors of the fall leaves were very nice!

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Ric Esp
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Hiking

Good for bikes

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Mike Mike
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B2 Xplore
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HikingGreat!

Great place to grind out some miles, long shaded straight-always that allow you to grind your thoughts casually or pump out the miles. Several different mid-points to make the trail shorter if you want to just sample the trail for a shaded walk too.

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J London
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RunningBugsPrivate property

This trail was exceptional! When I first pulled up in my car at 10am, I saw everyone loading and unloading their bicycles and I thought to myself, maybe this trail isn’t really for joggers and hikers. I soon realized that I’ve should brought my bike or my roller blades. The trail is almost a straight shot though the forest. I wanted to see the actual historical Baldwin train station itself. So about 9 miles in, I thought to myself maybe I should turn back, but I’ve made it thus far, let me complete my goal. After 14 miles, finally the station appeared. It was a site to see. I took pictures and started my route back. I finally made it back 28 miles later on foot. It was worth it! But I strongly advise that you cycle if you plan to visit the station. The Mother Nature is nice, but it’s not like hiking through the forest. The straight shot trail use to be a rail road that has been cemented for smooth pace. There only one rest room area that’s about 5-6 miles in. Overall, the experience is peaceful and intellectual if jogging/walking the whole time.

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angel rosa
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Road biking
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angel rosa
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B2 Xplore
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Road biking

This was a very nicely managed trail, mostly shaded by the forest canopies keeping you cool on a hot summer day. Multiple areas that have park benches to take a break along the trail. But keep in mind that the mosquitoes and yellow flies are fierce, so bring bug spray! There is also multiple entry and exit locations as well. Hope those “Pro-Jesery” wearing cyclists will keep in in mind that there are those out there who are not professionals and enjoy the trail also. #GoXplore

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Scott Palmer
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The asphalt is a bit rough at the western end due to tree roots, but otherwise a nicely maintained path. The paved trail stays pretty dry even after heavy rain.

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Xtian Nope
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Road biking

Made the mistake of bringing our mountain bikes here, very straight and paved for the distance we did which was about 7 miles in. Relaxing not much going on, a few cows on a farm at one point, but they were distant at the time we crossed. Will be back with road bikes and sunscreen.

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James Frazier
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Road biking

We rode the Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail from beginning to end, then back. The parking is nice, plus lots of restrooms along the way. The trail is very well kept up. Mostly flat elevation the whole way. Only a view good scenic spots. Overall, a very nice bike trail.

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Justine Skipton
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Road biking

Beautiful trail. Still open during Covid-19

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Melisa Karrh
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Road biking

Beautiful, peaceful trail - welcoming to all. It is the perfect place to ride a bike, walk your dog, bring your children. Whether you do a mile or do the entire trail you always feel safe. I ride it every day. I have met many great people.

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Walter Smithwick
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Hiking

This is definitely a nice shady place to walk. Went for a 2 mile out/2 mile back walk with the the wife midday and it was actually quite pleasant due to the shade. Started at the Camp Milton portion which is currently closed due to Covid-19 so we parked on the side of the road (not sure if this was legal). Not a lot of wildlife but lots of birds and even saw a gopher turtle trying to burrow under the trail.

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Theo Hollerbach
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Road biking

In excellent condition Paved all the way It as light incline from Jax to Baldwin all the way

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Barbara Marshall
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Road biking

First time on this trail and we WILL be back. We had excellent weather and there wasn’t any congestion. Path is wide enough to pass walkers or other cyclists. In great condition. I kinda don’t want to leave this good review because I don’t want it to become packed ;)

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Alan Austin
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Hiking

not really for hiking per say,but great for biking and running

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Wes L
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Hiking

Perfect trail. Not that many people on it and if there is they’re kind and get out of your way. Great time out

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Chad Hoey
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Road biking

Great trail to ride road bike on.

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