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

Nice trail. Very dog friendly. Beautiful scenery.

Great Trail. Walk our dogs daily. Relaxing and beautuful. Find and learn something new each time.

We are new to the hiking scene but this is our favorite place so far!

Was fun & educational

mountain biking
9 days ago

Great place to start riding. I’m 53 and this was my first off road mountain biking experience. It is listed as easy, but it still wore me out. One thing to note was that the southern side of the back trail was tore up pretty bad by some heavy vehicle causing heavy mud , as such it was hardto cross on a bike. I will be back. I’ve lived in this area for 6 years and didn’t even know this trail was here.

walking
26 days ago

it is beautiful out here! Very scenic. The river Boardwalk is still closed, but I can't wait to come back to check it out.

Easily took my 4-year-old out to walk 3 of the trails. We’ll be back.

1 month ago

Decently marked, poorly maintained, no free visitor parking, dangerous decrepit bridges/boardwalks, tons of biting flies. Hard pass.

Great trails. They range from moderate to difficult and are very peaceful and easy to navigate. The lake and the poles (surfer spot) are gorgeous. One of the premier parks in NE Florida.

Beautiful scenery and a peaceful nature walk.

One of the best trails I’ve found and I hike around Sanford also.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Decent if all you have to stay local to ride. Good workout. If the tourists would read the signs and not hike on a biking trail, it’d be much better. Lots of roots, some flow areas, a couple of short but sharp ascents (descents depending on the day of the week) and a good test of a bike with or without suspension.

mountain biking
2 months ago

For north Florida mountain biking, this is a fun trail to get some technical (loosely used here) riding and even some nice uphills to practice on. Great trail for when you have to stay local.

Loved it. Beautiful well-defined trails.

loved the "little mountain" with the kids. fun for the entire family, even our furbaby. Beautiful riverview as well.

This is a great trail. Most of it is soil with only a little bit of boardwalk which I like. When you get to the marsh on the return trip be ready for some elevation. It’s an uphill climb! Good stuff.

easy for kids, Fort is about a quarter of the way through, some other exhibits along the way

hiking
2 months ago

I think it would have been a really nice run but the boardwalk was broken (looked like storm damage), and as far as I could see there wasn't a sign warning you. I'd go back if the board walk were to be fixed, but as of now I would not recommend.

Very well defined paths with lots of shape. Be careful, lots of tree roots. I’ll be back.

hiking
2 months ago

A Florida beach with driftwood. How could you go wrong?

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.

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

Absolutely my favorite trail in Jax to date. Love the elevation as it gets your heart pumping.

Lovely trail. Did all the loops.

Very relaxing hike, with varied distances based on your abilities. Elevation in some areas gets the heart pumping. Lots of wildlife to see, especially early in the morning, or evening hours when its cooler. Watch for snakes.

This was a great hike. Wife and I took our 4 boys(10,7,4,1). It is covered most of the way. Remember your bug spray, watch for the crabs on the marsh side of the loop. We took the trail to the tower to get a great view, it's worth the extra few steps but a lot of people bypass it.

Totally recommend!!

Just happened to find this trail via AllTrails and what a great find! My mom and I really enjoyed our light hike through and managed to put in 3 miles by doing every loop possible. The park is really well maintained and the trails are so well marked, it's easy to know where you are. There are benches throughout if you want to take a break and enjoy nature and some fun sculptures to admire. We'll be going back routinely, as it's a perfect trail for meditative hiking.

This place is great if you want to get out for a few hours. Many different types of terrain. As well as informative plaques. Def worth going. Could be a good time for people with kids and dogs are allowed.

Loved this trail! Bonus: It was free to get in and free parking too! I did all the trails in one continuous go, and I loved it! Totaled to about 2.5 miles. I thought it’d be super crowded on a Saturday but I only ran into a few people during my time there! And it wasn’t super hot either, there’s plenty of shade from the trees and there’s sometimes a nice breeze. Take time to go off trail sometimes and sit on the benches, or read the descriptions under the plants and trees. And keep your eyes peeled for tortoises!! I ran into 3 of them during my hike! Overall, and awesome easy hike!

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