Little Talbot Island South Loop is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jacksonville, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length4.0 miElevation gain32 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyCampingFishingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachPartially pavedViewsWildlifeNo shadeFeeNo dogs
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Little Talbot Island State Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $5/vehicle ($4 for single occupant vehicles) or $2 for visitors entering on foot or bicycle. The Florida State Parks Annual Pass is also available for $60/individual or $120/family.

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Millie Moreno
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No dogs allowed on the beach & came here specifically for the dogs so we left

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Lisa Scott
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Loved walking through the dunes . Luxury in Florida. Beautiful beach and hike . drift wood is a favorite.

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Roland Wade
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WalkingGreat!No shade

I found a jelly! One side is lame

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Tracy Bradley
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Janice Billy
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Hiking

Nice along the beach.

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Elias Jowdy
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Walking

Beware of the aggressive swarms of mosquitoes in the wooded portion of the trail. We had to run for our lives in order to avoid being eaten alive. The beach was nice.

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Frances Vogel
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Warning Mosquitos!!!! They were awful. We had to run the 2 miles through the woods just to not get eaten alive. I'm a hiker but have never experienced so many. The hike would have been pleasant other than that. The last 1.5 miles on the beach were lovely. Probably any other time of year and it would have been great. that's why I gave it 5 stars. Be prepared if you go during the summer.

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Natasha Johnson
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Hiking

We tried to walk this trail, but the boardwalk and beach sections were closed. That left only the part that follows the bike lane on the road. It was very disappointing.

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Becka Arizpe
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HikingBugsFee

This trail was mostly just like a walk in the woods, not much to see if you aren’t bird watching. There is a 5$ parking fee and dogs aren’t allowed on the beach so that was a bummer. We walked two miles to the beach and had to turn around. Once you get to the beach there is a lot of driftwood so that’s sorta cool but otherwise not much to see. The mosquitos were horrendous even with bug spray. Also, our dog left covered in ticks :( overall, we didn’t like it and won’t be back.

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Dottie Mazzerati
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Hiking

Well we didn’t actually hike the south loop. I believe the trail head is all the way at the south end of the island, it looks like a lot of exposed paved trail, which in August is a “not so much”. I might be wrong tho bc there weren’t any trail markers and the map you get at the ranger station is not helpful, so maybe we we were looking at the wrong trail? Next time I go I’m going to ask. However...IF you drive to the south end and take the road down onto the beach then head north down the beach OMG it is one of the most beautiful walks you could ever take. The shores are wide and the water clear (go at low tide). We did about 3 miles in total. About half of it we were on a beautiful untouched stretch of beach with no one else. The sky is big and amazing here. I’d love to walk the whole length of the beach sometime. There are a lot of signs about not swimming and the current did look fast and the confluence of ocean and river is daunting, but as you work your way down more ocean side there were loads of good tide pools and bc the beach is so wide you can easily wade in the very shallow shore when the tide is coming back up. I can’t wait to go back. Per the range the first parking lot after the ranger station had a beach you can swim at. There did appear to be a lot of ppl there but we didn’t check it out since we didn’t have our suits.

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Casey Van Buren
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Hiking

there is no trail here, it's a road and the beach

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David Fletcher
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Great trail. yes you do park a short walk from the trail head but so what? Trail has a great natural tree canopy that is about half the loop. Just before reaching the beach I recommend going to top of sand dume for amazing overlooking. Once on beach (which about half) the loop you can look for shells on the way back to where you parked your car. Note Highly recommend do this at low tide. At high tide about 50 yards of beach is underwater but still do able.

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Bill Livingston
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Emily Johnson
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Steve Decker
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Thomas Rohtsalu
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Dana Standifer
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Thomas Rohtsalu
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Bird watching
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