Explore the most popular trails near Fernandina Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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I loved running the rolling hills.

The ranger led tour of the plantation is wonderful. The view is gorgeous. So much history.

hiking
4 months ago

This is the only trail within miles of me that offers some elevation. While it is near a road part of the way, it is not a busy road, and it did not interfere with the enjoyable ness of our hike. Overall, the hike took my group (two twenty somethings and a forty something) about two hours and forty minutes to complete. We did include the smaller optional loop about two miles into the hike. I highly recommend including it! You get to walk through some serious nature! We even saw a baby dear about five feet away from us! The path is shaded so it helps keep you cool in the heat of Florida. The only real downside to this hike is the shear amount of spiders everywhere. None of them ever bothered me, however, I have never seen so many HUGE spiders in my life. Keep your eyes peeled ;). I think it is best to go early morning or late afternoon. It is located in a very nice town (Amelia island) and it is worth it to explore the downtown area after as a reward for finishing the hike. I will be back to hike it again for sure!

mountain biking
5 months ago

These trails feature a great mixture of flat and climbing. As this part of coastal Florida goes, it is not that terribly rooty or sandy. Lots of shade. Well maintained. Deer, dillo, squirrels, raccoons. Great for walking too.

Awesome trail. Saw tons of rabbits and two gators. Large trails.

What a piece of history..The story of Kingsley Plantation is an amazing story. If you want to touch history put this destination on your list.

walking
9 months ago

We took my 60+ parents and our 9, 6 year old. We had a great time and were impressed with the elevation level for Florida. The only down side was the trail was right by the road taking away some of the illusion of being off in nature.

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Very nice trail...I'm from Colorado so the lack of elevation gain made this a quick hike...but love the variation in scenery!

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

It was an easy trail. Very scenic. We rode our bikes through the park and walked this trail and another.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Was a a great little hike for my 4 and 5 year old kids. The highlight was seeing a 3 foot alligator in the marsh.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Was a a great little hike for my 4 and 5 year old kids. The highlight was seeing a 3 foot alligator in the marsh.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

fun trail

walking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pretty much your standard coastal Florida nature trail with wetlands. Lots of wildlife including alligators. Not very challenging but enjoyable nonetheless.

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fun MTB trail with some punchy climbs. It's very well maintained too. It's multi-use so you do come across joggers. I was told at the gate to make sure I rode clockwise and saw a couple other riders going in that direction as well, however all of the hikers and joggers I came across were going counter clockwise. Not sure if that was just a mix up or if we just have different rules.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sharing trail with bicyclists. Trail mostly runs parallel to the road so you can walk the road or the trail. Some elevation changes. Most interesting part really is the fort itself. And the beach. It's pleasant.

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

nice trail, but nearly got ran over by 4 people on bicycles

walking
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Walking through the swaps and saw some alligators.

Gorgeous and fun. Can't wait to go back!

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

A short nature trail loop that passes several freshwater ponds. Lots of animals...keep an eye out for alligators.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

This is a great park for adults and kids. A beautiful beach...and one of the best for shells that I have been to in a while. Pretty interior as well, with lots of Spanish moss hanging from the trees. And the Civil War fort is a lot of fun to explore (an extra $2 per person in addition to the park entrance fee), with great views across the St. Marys River to Cumberland Island National Seashore and Georgia.

Great drive, several beautiful state parks, lots of ocean and inland waterway access. We really enjoyed exploring this area.

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Not from this area, so not an expert.

First off, we hiked in early August. It was hot so we were glad we had the water with us. You can purchase in the park if you forget.

Also, the trail is accessible YEAR ROUND contrary to the description.

The loop trail closely parallels the entry road. Hikers walk against bike traffic, easy.

Two deer crossed the path very close. Fun! Or dog was thrilled.

Not mentioned by others, maybe we're lightweights, there were a ton of banana spiders. We rarely see these on trails in our area (Bradenton/Sarasota). Just thought I'd let y'all know. You can walk along the road if it's an issue.

Nice ride across the islands.

A beautiful day. This is a very pretty area.

mountain biking
Monday, November 09, 2015

Great technical trails for a very flat state. Challenging and enjoyable even for my youngest. No military discount except for national guard FYI on park entrance fees

Friday, August 07, 2015

My family love's technical mtb trails. For the north Florida, south Georgia area. this is the toughest for the hills and obstacles and such.Muddy when it rains and sandy when dried out. We don't ride for times, just the fun and exercise. Trails are single direction but switch on certain days. WATCH for hikers and deer. Wife was almost hit by deer....twice! Good canopy coverage which can make it buggy at times.
Only thing missing is a bike wash station. We live near Fort Clinch so we go often... A must visit if you're up to the challenge! !!!!

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Nice biking trails.. Can be challenging at times. Small dips and climbs. Worth the time.

mountain biking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Amazing 6.5mi single track mountain biking trail! My husband and I came this past weekend and were pleasantly surprised! I'd say one of the best trails I've ever ridden! Well worth a trip just to ride this trail. It flows very smoothly, is very well maintained, marked well. Love that's is single directional, so you don't worry about running into anyone. My only complaint was a couple times the trail emptied back onto the main road, and had no signs indicating you needed to continue a few 100' until the trail started back. That would be nice. Otherwise, great trail!

mountain biking
Monday, May 25, 2015

This is a great trail to get a real fell of single track. It has some challenging hill climbs, rooty paths a little soft sand, cool switch backs, a few log hops, nice drop ins, some great technicals and some areas to really open up some speed. The trail has everything from easy to challenging and it follows the road so you can drop out any time if you get tired. They have some bathrooms that are well kept at the fort and easy access to the trail from there. The staff is friendly and lots of wild life to see. I ran across a whole family of deer twice now. There's beach access as well and a picnic area to. You can rent beach bikes at the fort too. If you like the woods this great trail to ride.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 06, 2014

The mountain biking loop is a lot of fun. There are some small hills and lots of roots, but the ride is interesting. There's also a fort that is worth checking out, and the beach is close by too.

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