Saint Mary's River Loop

MODERATE 1 reviews

Saint Mary's River Loop is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hilliard, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike explores the Ralph E. Simmons State Forest, rolling through mixed woodland before descending to the St. Mary's River, where a sandy river access allows good views of the river dividing Florida from Georgia.

hiking
1 month ago

This is the red-yellow trail according to the Florida Trailwalker program. I recommend doing this as an out and back on the east loop of the trail as the west side goes directly underneath and between two huge power lines that hum ominously.