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.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

great time

walking
9 months ago

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.

trail running
Sunday, July 05, 2015