Beautiful trail. Park at Egan Park on Atlantic. Walk over bridge and take left across the street.

They closed blue trail because of ignorant people who doesn’t respect the trail and the wildlife nevertheless it was a good trail. Lots of rabbits to see and such a clean trail.

Spent the day looking for shark teeth had a blast

walking
bugs
fee
2 months ago

I go here quite frequently, my most recent trip the bugs were out in high numbers already this year. lots of shade, easy trail with minimal incline, almost flat. The trail is very well marked and cleared. Beware when bringing small dogs or young children, every time I have been there are alligators close to the trails, this last time one lunged out from the brush and chased me while I had my baby strapped to me. I'm guessing maybe there was a nest nearby because it was hissing and puffing up and came out with no warning. Obviously, there will be animals on a nature trail, but use caution for your little hikers. For everyone else, easy hike, very pretty.

hiking
bugs
fee
2 months ago

1st you have to enter off the Atlantic Main Park Gate NOT per this App, and there is a $6/vehicle fee. GREAT trail 5.8 mi trail that actually does loop from the Visitor Center down one side of the road to the front gate and return down the other side of the road. Entrance to the reconstructed Fort is another$2.5/person. Extremely undulating packed sand 2’ wide trail shared w/min bikes but all directional and on a Monday AM at 10:00 we only saw 2 bikes. Pushing hard with 3 dogs it took us a little over 2 hrs for the distance and a very good workout. Although we never ventured off trail the dogs did pickup a half dozen ticks each and we got a chigger or two. Very nice Park Staff.

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely walk along a water channel. Great bird watching... cool breeze keeping all the bugs away. Dog friendly.

Walk is along the access road. Did see a deer, but not a thrilling walk.

hiking
off trail
4 months ago

Visited Kingsley Plantation and walked the grounds reading interpretive panels. Well told fascinating element of history.

Beautiful! Watch out for cyclists :)

Nice trail but beware of ticks and chiggers. Spray shoes and pants with DEET and pyrethrin and you should be fine.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

I toured historic Fort Clinch and also walked several miles of picturesque beach from the fort to the park boundary. The fascinating Civil War era masonry fort is still intact and faithfully restored. I was there on a living history weekend and was so impressed that I returned for the nighttime lantern tour of the fort. The park, the Fort, and beach walk are natural and cultural resources not to be missed.

walking
Wed May 01 2019

Great area to explore on the northern edge of Amelia Island. Full shade, tons of bugs, sandy trail; but a peaceful area with well-preserved history.

Fun trail of you're in the area. it's a better bike trail than hiking trail. I haven't been to the fort itself yet. it's on my list...

hiking
bugs
muddy
Thu Feb 21 2019

Gorgeous nature trails and scenic areas.

Some small rolling hills but felt relatively flat (we’re from N.GA). A few options to add on loops. We stopped to see the fort at the halfway point which was a nice break. The trail does run near the road back to the fort (and sometimes the trail IS the road back to the fort) and other reviews are right - it is a bike trail as well, and a pretty narrow one, at that. Bikers can only go one way, and as a hiker you can pick if you’d like to face them or not, but you still have to be mindful and sometimes it’s hard to find a place to jump out of the way.

Really enjoyable hiking trail! There is a small fee to park but it is worth it. You can also purchase a ticket to see the fort if you want to add on that portion. The trail varies in elevation quite quickly so be cautious. The mountain bikers approach at a fast speed so be aware and perhaps start on the other side of the loop as mountain bikers so you can see them coming. It can get quite hot and you might run into afternoon thunderstorms in the summer so be sure to go in the cooler months.

hiking
Thu Dec 20 2018

This was a fun day trip that included some time spent resting on the beach. The trail itself is pretty fun, goes up and down a lot, but you have to share it with mountain bikers and that can be a bit unnerving when they come flying up out of seemingly nowhere and you have to jump off into the bushes. Also, the feeling of immersion in nature is disrupted by the trail being right alongside the road. Saw some neat fungi, visited the fort, and had a good time with friends.

I loved running the rolling hills.

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

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
Sun Jun 24 2018

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.

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