Nature Loop at Little Talbot Island is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jacksonville, Florida that features a river 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.
dogs on leash
This easy day hike starts at the Little Talbot Island State Park campground, wandering along a tidal creek before entering rolling maritime hammock woodland. The state recreation area also provides the opportunity to rent horses and saddle up for a ride along the beach.
This trail is actually .75 miles around, and is located inside the campground directly across the street from the main entrance to Little Talbot Island State Park. You'll need to punch in a code to access the campground, but we asked the ranger at the main entrance if we were allowed to go in there and he gave it to us.
Inside the campground, you can park way back by the boat slip and from there it's a quarter-mile walk to the trail head. The trail is a little overgrown in places, but markers are frequent. We also noticed some possible geocaches in the woods, so if that's your thing then definitely pay this place a visit.
Overall I really loved this short little trail. It was a great way to end the day after walking the bigger loop across the street, and all the campers we ran into were extremely friendly.