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hiked this for the first time with North Florida Trail Blazers. Excellent trails with elevations that most trails in this area don't have. Great views await you on this trail.

I enjoyed the local trail with the mixed terrain. It’s a great hike to do with friends or after work

Easy to find, easy parking and well maintained. Also has a covered picnic area by a play park for the kids to enjoy.

9 days ago

We drove up and parked. If you're not a pass holder, you'll need to get an envelope from the deposit box and leave $3. Tear off the stub and hang on your rearview mirror. I took one of my dogs on a Friday morning around 0930. We saw maybe 4 bikers. The paved trail is awesome. Lots of room for bikers to go around you. We walked about 2 miles and took a right and walked another .5 miles to the "beach side" where lots of downed trees are. It's sandy and very beautiful. People started flocking to the area around 11am. Clean, lots of trees and bushery. This will be a regular place to take my dogs for a nice and relaxing walk.

Best hiking in jax if you’re looking for elevation

Great trails for dog walks. Island trail usually has mud and standing water near the end.

Short trail but well maintained.

If you go early in the morning, beware you will hit every spider web on the trail.

Hiked to the lookout tower for great view of the Ortega river. Easy and relaxing. Trail was muddy in a few places and had some difficulty following the trail markings on the way back.

there is a bench to sit on at the waterfront, perfect for a little break and a picnic lunch

mountain biking
18 days ago

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

Well maintained trail with easy to read maps and trail markers. The trail is also dog friendly and has great views.

Very easy boardwalk hike.

23 days ago

Well marked and maintained.

What a wonderful trail. lots of shade and trees. plants and trees are marked with names. I would recommend this trail.

Absolutely beautiful. Diverse topography and plenty of foliage. The trail itself is incredibly varied, sometimes dirt, sometimes sand, sometimes wooden bridges. There are lots of tree roots so watch your step; I enjoyed how interactive it made the trail. 10/10, my new favorite.

Good mix of terrain

mountain biking
1 month ago

This trail is awesome! This may be a little difficult for beginning riders. The trail is covered by a canopy and has many fun winding turns.

mountain biking
1 month ago

awesome ride...some trails paved some wooded some sand. will ride again

Lived in Jacksonville my whole life and never been here until today. Such a beautiful place for hiking, picnics, or just getting outside with the family or puppers. Decent amount of trails with with different views of the ecosystem. Not much wild life other than the birds, fish, and occasional crock of a frog.

Cool little evening trip - really enjoyed it, despite being convinced ol Willie Brown’s ghost still lingers around

Love this trail

Nice 6.5 mile hike on a well traveled trail. We didn't see any wildlife on this trail but they had just completed a controlled burn.

it was a great trail we had a great hike well worth it

Love it! Always see different wildlife!

This is a nice hike, saw a brown bunny.

Very nice little hike.

2 months ago

Nice and quiet is definitely right. Beautiful scenery. Trail needed a little upkeep.

on Timucuan Trail

2 months ago

It was a nice easy trail. Completely paved from one end to the other except the boardwalk. Nice views. If you go later in the day, watch out for cars where they’re not supposed to be. It was right at dusk and a sedan came zipping by me. I had to step off quickly into the grass to dodge them. Trail runs next to relatively busy road for the most part. Highly recommend going down to the beach to see all of the driftwood. Very beautiful!

Easy to find & follow. Surprising trail for being in the middle of Jax. There is another 1 mile trail near this trail that takes you to a lookout tower you can go to the top of. We went a day after a heavy rain, so was muddy for about 1/4-1/2 a mile. Best to do during dry season or with mucklucks ;) Shaded park, large fenced dog run area & nature center near trailhead! Good trail for kids & dogs.

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