Twelve Mile Swamp Conservation Area Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Twelve Mile Swamp Conservation Area Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near St Augustine, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers 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
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

A trail in central St. Johns County, Florida, this conservation area is composed mostly of planted pine forest with several small cypress domes throughout. This 378-acre recreation area is part of a 21,898-acre tract that is under a long-term timber reservation. The larger tract Twelve Mile Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and is open for public hunting season. This tract is composed of a series of large swamps. Together, these swamps form the headwaters of six major tributary systems. Three of these tributaries, Turnbull Creek, Mill Creek and Sampson Creek, discharge into the St. Johns River. Two others, Moultrie Creek and Red House Branch, discharge into the Matanzas River, while Stokes Creek discharges into the Tolomato River. Preservation of this site serves to protect the water quality and quantity of these creek systems and benefits the groundwater and water supply for this area of St. Johns County.

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Sunday, May 29, 2016

walking
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Trees. Lots of trees

walking
Friday, February 05, 2016

I really liked this walk! It was a nice wide trail. Walked with my dog and she had a great time as well. Not very much wildlife but the trees/shrubs made lovely scenery.

walking
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Not much to see, wide open trails.

walking
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Quiet, easy walk.

hiking
Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

hiking
Saturday, November 21, 2015

walking
Sunday, September 20, 2015

walking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Nice walk with the family. Fairly uneventful but good geocaching in the area.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

hiking
Monday, July 14, 2014

Well maintained if uneventful. Unfortunately, views are limited, even for Florida. Still would be great for kids, Scouts, etc.