Ortega Stream Valley Trail

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Ortega Stream Valley Trail is a 1.8 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.

1.8 miles
16 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly



nature trips

paddle sports

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This trail leads through verdant oak woodland and is located at Ringhaver Park, operated by the city of Jacksonville. The thick, shady forest allows year-round hiking. In addition to hikers, paddlers also use the trail to access the canoe/kayak launch located on the Ortega River.

7 months ago

Outside of the lack of maintenance and the occasional graffiti this trail was a nice quick walk with my dog. Mostly covered allowing him to stay relatively cool in the heat. All in all not a bad walk.

9 months ago

Trail is mostly paved and shaded. The bridge to the water was closed for repairs (3/24/18). Over all nice short hike with family.

9 months ago

Dock extending out to river is closed due to hurricane damage. Nice quick walk but not a ton to see.

10 months ago

Short trail but well maintained.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Nice short hike. Get to see woodlands,Marsh and river scenery. The only drawback was alot of trash in a few areas.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Nice & shaded paved trail. Stroller friendly. Bug spray is a must. We happened to go during giant grasshopper mating season & they were EVERYWHERE! Every step & stroller push planned out so you can avoid squishing on them. The Playground is always flooded.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Like this place a lot. Really nice in the fall. Lots of mosquitos in the summer.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Nice easy trail. Paved walkway. Nice view of river.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Always a nice walk in the woods...weather permitting.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Went a few weeks ago, wonderfully shady and easy going.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The kids and I love it, especially the long boardwalk to the water.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Beautiful trail and enjoy the river view from the ramp. Disappointed that it is being abused. Beer cans and liquor bottles litter the swamp floor and will get carried into the river when it floods. picked up trash that I could get to and hiked it out. It's a shame to ruin such a beautiful area.

trail running
Sunday, December 11, 2016

great time

Friday, December 02, 2016

Very nice little trail for a short, easy walk in the woods near the Ortega River offshoot of the St.John's River in Jacksonville. The trailhead is located in a sports recreation park, but the trail quickly moves out into more natural Florida river lowlands and wetlands. Wonderful place for a walk, but perhaps a bit far to use as a canoe launch.

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