Explore the most popular horseback riding 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.

horseback riding
15 hours ago

We took the horses and had a great time! Park the trailers in the grass near the information sign. The road splits there - trails to the right were muddy and not great, but trails to the left were perfect! They connect up to a power line road, plenty of room and safe, solid trails to even do some trot/canter sets to get the horses in shape. It was nice and dry and free of mud. Will definitely be going back. Would be great to take the dogs too!

lots of fun on a specialized diverge but the bumpy road to get there sucked next time ill take the other interance

I went hiking here with a friend today and we both loved it so much that we are already planning our next trip back!

If you follow the trails closest to the river, the air is fresh and clean, and everything feels moist and alive! Once you get to the part of the trails that overlooks the river, there are some really great views to be had!

I would rate these trails as moderate, and definitely not for anyone disabled, the very young, or the elderly.

The website says there are about 10 miles of trails, so there's definitely plenty of room to explore if you're hiking, and also a fun amount of trail if you're biking.

The trails wind around and intersect each other a lot, so I would definitely recommend bringing your smart phone and using the AllTrails app or Google Maps. Without those, we would've definitely gotten lost.

For info about where to park, this website explains everything very thoroughly:


There are many trails but chose the drive. We will be back to do the trails. Plenty of wildlife to see; Alligators, water foul, blue herons, snow egrets, turtles, cardinals, woodpeckers, and turkeys.

I hiked this trail as part of the Florida Trail IDIDAHIKE 2018, always a great State Park to go hike and camp at.
The trails are marked and maintained well

3 days ago

Took a short hike towards old grist mill. Well marked trail. But found it confusing where to locate other trails, then it started to rain. Maybe more next visit
Nice playgrounds and camp sites

The UWF West Campus Trails offers a mostly canopied hike on the University of West Florida's nature preserve. While this trail is mostly caters towards the mountain bike crowd, this trail offers some a decent hike for hikers in Northwest Florida looking to add some elevation training to there hike. The 12 mile (gps clocked 11.2) offers more of the same when it comes to the "scenery" of NWFlorida. Due to the amount of PUDS (pointless ups and downs), i rate this trail a 4/5. I want to drop it to 3/5, but the PUDS would actually be quite fun if I was a biker. I would recommend this trail to anyone interested.

6 days ago

Visiting near Jacksonville and Trail app directed me here. Met some hikers finishing up and recommended white/yellow trails. Nice trails meandering in woods/along creek. Easy hike with a mixture of sand and pine floors.
Evidence of horses, nice wide trails. Plenty of room for animals and man
These trails were tucked away and glad I found it on the Trails app

trail running
8 days ago

Trail bridges are closed on the paved portion and trees have fallen and blocked the path through the woods... very disappointing

it's ok if you take a compass with you. got lost many times. where there are maps it should say YOU are here! ill never go back . too many nicer easier parks to enjoy

Hiked a combination of Yellow and Green trails due to Blue being temporarily closed to rid the area of Southern Pine Beetle outbreak.
Small hills and change of terrain was nice.

11 days ago

Love it. More wildlife than expected!

I parked it to myrtle parking lot and took the trail there. You walk in about 4/10 of a mile on a grassy Road and then you can go left or right and beyond a nice hiking trail. Make sure you look at the signs on the tree, the orange marks, because the truth is pretty messy at some points and Verizon and two other places then the orange marking tree there’s a little bridge and some boards you can walk over.. I walked slowly this time, and I’m glad I did, there a lot of limbs on the ground. And you can Easley trip.When you walked on the grassy Road, you’ll see some beautiful pines some beautiful cabbage palms and the effects of fire. You can see only did a couple miles, but that’s all I had time for today. So a lot of butterflies. And there is a trail to the west of the parking area that I completely missed of course so I just have to come back again

I love the AllTrail App because most trails are not well marked. This trail is very well marked and enjoyable. Thank you to the volunteers for maintaining the trail!

17 days ago

Awesome trail for short or long hikes. I like to find a place and hang a hammock for a few hours then hike back. The river has great swimming holes and sand bars for cooling off.

Went out there today, and it was absolutely beautiful, you can tell the water flooding height on the trees, however it's not flooded as of right now. A perfect mix of tall pines, saw palms, tons of wildlife of all kinds, sugar sand stretches allowing you to see all the different wild life prints, and opens up to a beautiful stretch of the St.Johns river. Absolutely beautiful.

I use this trail as a cardio trail. Nicely paved, not much shade in some places, bring sunscreen and hydrate properly. I can't wait for the entire trail to be completed.

was a nice walk until we found out the bridge was closed till further notice so turned around only got 2 miles in

Great hike. Quite a few spots were water logged and a bit of slogging but still beautiful. Completed 7.44 miles. Can’t wait to go again.

The trail is only two miles. Nice shadier walk. Park and trail well kept.

Been riding out here for about three years now, whenever possible with a horseback trail riding group. Very good trails and the remnant of old spoil mounds and mined out areas has created some nice gently rolling hills which makes riding even more interesting. Of course this park has its share of exotic vegetation which needs to be removed if possible or at least kept in check. But overall a fine bunch of trails. Lots of open stretches so be prepared if riding in the summer. And always be alert for mountain bikers out here on separate but intersecting trails.

nature trips
19 days ago

Had a nice time! Saw a skink on the white trail, and several birds I’m sure enthusiasts would enjoy as well.

20 days ago

The maps are awful and inaccurate and didn’t even match each other! We were so disappointed in this park. The nature is pretty but we won’t be back.

mountain biking
20 days ago

Very Sandy, no single track, nothing to see to distract from the boring double track while pushing thru tons of sand

22 days ago

I short hike because when you get into the trail eventually Peters out. Could to still be Irma damage? The park was packed, very nice! Last time was here was all by myself

23 days ago

Part two. They aren’t kidding about the Sands. Makes walking interesting! Seems like a cool park and I’ll be back.

23 days ago

First time at this park. It would appear there are a lot of different trails. This one I had to go a mile in before I saw Pines but they were very pretty

Went today. The trail system has definite possibilities. Unfortunately the trails are very badly marked. With 3 to 5 different entry points it is easy to get turned around and end up 5 miles away from where you started with no idea of how to return to the correct parking area. Maps showing where you are would be a definite improvement.

Great trail. Needs better markings for the different routes within the trail.

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