Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Florida with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
7 hours ago

I love this loop. It’s really pretty and running over the bridge as you finish your jog feels great. Only thing is the trail is actually 1.3 miles so you have to run it twice for the description to be accurate.

backpacking
11 hours ago

Great place to hike in and camp, lots of great sites and trees down to find for firewood, but none blocking the trails, very sandy and all natural trails. Sunset was fantastic with wildlife, lots of birds, some gators heard at night, but not seen in day. Folllows along the river most of the trails I've travelled, so very beautiful scenery. Very peaceful and quiet once away from the road sounds, which doesnt take long. No unsavory characters encountered on my trips, 5 so far. My only issue is the bridge to the flagler loop has been down since last year, still not yet fixed at my last trip in March, otherwise it's 5 stars. No facilities at the Barr Street trailhead, not sure about the other. Looking forward to coming again soon.

There are so many trails in Jacksonville that I never knew existed. Spent the day out here. 5 different trails to walk. All I can say is WOW. It was so peaceful and beautiful. I think it would be much prettier out there in the spring when all the flowers are in full bloom.

We went about noon today and though it was very hot, it was a great bike ride. Most of the other local trails are flooded, but there was just one spot where about a half-inch of water covered the paved trail.

It’s an excellent way to see about a half-dozen Florida habitats, from swamp to pine scrub.

on Bird Rookery Swamp

nature trips
23 hours ago

Love the distance and ability to walk or ride bike. Beautiful and relaxing with wildlife and flowering plants. Gorgeous cypresses and yes saw lots of baby alligators.

trail running
1 day ago

This trail is ideal to run with dogs. Most of the trail is shaded with green canopy. There is parking and water available (for humans and dogs).

Great trail, sandy but well shaded. There is a portion of the trail that runs along the power lines. Overall it was great.

2 days ago

Great series of connected bikes trails running from Weems Road east past the lakes, up through the heavily wooded hills and even across lakes to Billy’s Trail and Alford Greenway. Very diverse topography, and lots to see. There is truly something for everyone on this trail system! It’s one of my “go to” bike trails for a good work out and beautiful scenery. Easy to moderate.

very clean and nice hiking trails

The only thing I can say is that the trails are hard to follow. Otherwise it’s a lot of fun.

hiking
3 days ago

Some beautiful views immersed in nature. Clear path except for occasional flooding that is difficult to pass without getting wet. I encountered several spiderwebs with large spiders across the path. Nearly walking into these guys gave me quite a shock. Descriptive signs about the local flora and fauna were a nice treat.

love the trail. Great for hiking or biking. Lots of wildlife

I wasnt sure about parking and just parked on the cement pad, no body else was there, mid day just as storm clouds were rolling in. Gorgeous path, i got off path more than once following scenery. I saw several large tortoise and a white tail deer. A few really great spots to rest , picnic tables under awning and spots next to river. Yes a few flooded spots but not so bad as a way had not been made manageable today. get out and enjoy. The live oaks and pines are beautiful.

Beautiful trail by the water. Has options to other connecting trails.

Nice trail. Well marked.

Great warm and breezy walk with a ton of wildlife. I used to walk it 4x a week when it was open. Hopefully the renovations will be done soon!

This is just a hot walk along the Overseas Highway. Take water & dress accordingly. All Trails needs to update their descriptions.

trail running
3 days ago

It’s a beautifully scenic trail for a good run/walk/hike. Easy course, but some sandy areas make for a small fun challenge every now and then.

Added the trail to the ocean.

Great for seeing wildlife.... especially in the months of January thru May.

mountain biking
4 days ago

Nice trail for biking, lots of alligators. Beginning of trail is a bit traveled.

Summer weekday morning hike. MUST have a quality bug spray for this hike. Beautiful woods and very quiet. Bring plenty of water and food. There are no services available here. Followed the trail to the Tolomato River. It is salt water fed from the ocean so there isn’t much small animal activity. However, there is a lot of marsh land and we came across an alligator on the path. Quite a thrill!!! In summer, the morning can be best as afternoon rain patterns persist.

5 days ago

One of our favorite trails. A little difficult to find the best exit from the end of the outer loop. Easy to moderate.

trail running
5 days ago

Great run along the river. A few down trees on the trail, made for some good hurdles.

Run here every week. Great trail the bridge over Sally Ward Springs gets super slippery, slow down and be careful.

not well traveled or properly maintained the overgrown firebreaks make for a better trail in some places. until maintenance is done you would be better off choosing a different trail.

I love it !!!

Fun trail for learning about Florida coast wildlife.

Just got back from this trail. Both loops are flooded, but nothing more than ankle deep. The mosquitoes are horrendous. My nine year old was almost carried away by them. We fully sprayed ourselves down before getting on the trail and they laughed at us.
Well maintained trail, $6.00 at the gate, easy parking if you go early. Nice walking by a river. Take a weight belt so the mosquitoes can’t carry you away!

One of several bike and hike loops. Really fun. Some neat boardwalks. A little bit of mud to slop thru which was really fun.
Great way to spend a day.

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