University of Northern Florida Loop Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

University of Northern Florida Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jacksonville, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

no dogs

This loop takes place at the Sawmill Slough Preserve. The hike uses several trails in a complex that travels through multiple habitats, including maple and cypress swamps, passing by an ancient cypress tree, and around Lake Oneida.

13 days ago

Good trails. Lots of cross country and track teams out here in the mornings, so you can't get lost on a Saturday morning. Though, Unf doesn't do the best job at maintaining the boardwalks over the creeks. Boards are always missing, tilted bridges, and there are multiple holes and cracks. There are still trees across the trail from Matthew, and Irma only made it worse. I have heard that they are working on getting funds to renovate and replace some bridges, but I've been hearing those rumors for 3 years. Zip-lining and obstacle course is also available upon appointment. Bring shoes you don't care about. It's always muddy unless it hasn't rained in a week.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Do watch for snakes

trail running
5 months ago

The UNF trails are a true treasure of Jacksonville. I've been running here for over ten years and appreciate them more every time I hit the trail. Hoping to see some expansion! Also great for walking with the family as there are plenty of picnic tables near the lake.

6 months ago

to many snakes for me

6 months ago

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7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Always a great walk with lots of scenery.

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10 months ago

trail running
Sunday, April 26, 2015