Spainish Pond Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jacksonville, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers 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
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike traverses over wooded ancient dunes of maritime hammock onto even hillier Timucuan shell mounds, past a hermit's cabin, to an observation point overlooking a salt marsh along the St. Johns. On the return trip you pass a Confederate Soldier's grave and then reach a high point and vista before returning to the trailhead.

26 days ago

Nice trail. Very dog friendly. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail. Most of it is soil with only a little bit of boardwalk which I like. When you get to the marsh on the return trip be ready for some elevation. It’s an uphill climb! Good stuff.

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely my favorite trail in Jax to date. Love the elevation as it gets your heart pumping.

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4 months ago

Very relaxing hike, with varied distances based on your abilities. Elevation in some areas gets the heart pumping. Lots of wildlife to see, especially early in the morning, or evening hours when its cooler. Watch for snakes.

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4 months ago

This was a great hike. Wife and I took our 4 boys(10,7,4,1). It is covered most of the way. Remember your bug spray, watch for the crabs on the marsh side of the loop. We took the trail to the tower to get a great view, it's worth the extra few steps but a lot of people bypass it.

5 months ago

Starts off fairly easy but will pick up once you are in a good ways. Def liked the fact that it was challenging. As well as brings you to many different types of terrain. I’d recommend bug repellent. Other than that it’s a wonderful trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail - options to make this as long as you want depending on which trail you follow - we went 3.6mi. BRING BUG SPRAY !!! Good for dogs.

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7 months ago

Quiet enjoy hike through nature at sunrise!

9 months ago

This is a nice hike, saw a brown bunny.

10 months ago

Somp’n ta do

hiking
10 months ago

Such a fun little trail! Slight elevation change that makes it a little challenging and has great views! Well marked with easy access and plenty of parking.

hiking
10 months ago

Great short hike. This actually consists of 3 different trails. The Spanish Pond is definitely easy. The back side trails are a lot more rugged. The green trail (can’t remember how to spell the name) is up and down hills. Pretty good grade. Fun time!

10 months ago

Lots of options to veer off and do easier or more difficult trails.

11 months ago

My favorite hike so far that was a little challenging. Seeking something more challenging in jax.

11 months ago

Love it, GREAT workout.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Tough, saw a snake views were gorgeous trail was very narrow in spots.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Favorite hike north of the GTM. Beautiful ending. Trail hugging the marsh is great for nature lovers. Cool history as well.

hiking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Very easy trail. Beautiful scenery throughout and lots of wild life.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Well marked trail. Beautiful views on the water and marshes. Moderately trafficked on a Sunday morning. Lots of variety in the scenery and elevation changes.

trail running
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

loved it, more elevation than most hikes here.

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

A good workout, more technical than others I have done. Good elevation changes.

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3 months ago

recorded favorite hike

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