Explore the most popular hiking 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.

very beautiful , we had a blast With our dogs, some parts of the trail were muddy from the rain, and we got a few ticks on each of us. But i will be back!

Starts off fairly easy but will pick up once you are in a good ways. Def liked the fact that it was challenging. As well as brings you to many different types of terrain. I’d recommend bug repellent. Other than that it’s a wonderful trail.

on Hanna Park South Trail

mountain biking
10 days ago

Amazingly Beautiful Trails!
I can’t help but be impressed with these trails.
I was very pleased with the condition, variety and simple beauty of the various trails. The trails themselves are very well maintained and there are a variety of skill levels to be had. From a few flat straightaways to many hairpin turns, to the unlimited rises & falls, all while constantly needing to dodge the unlimited obstacles placed in your way. Needless to say, I found the “More Difficult E-Line Loop” more than enough of a challenge for a guy my age.
In addition to the good condition I found the trails to be in, I was blown away by the scenic images I was exposed to. From the beautiful lakes, rivers, trees and friendly woodland creatures- to the not-so-friendly alligators I saw “sunning” themselves atop logs in the water.
I really didn’t expect to be that close to them.
In fact, at one point of the trail, if you fall off your bike to the left side, you will end up in an extremely thick swamp where an alligator is waiting just under the waters’ surface to snack on you or anyone else that may fall into this guys’ territorial waters. YIKES! I’m not kidding folks.
***I would seriously recommend everyone take a buddy with them for company & protection while riding here.
I found the above, as well as the many other amazing experiences I have had here, reason to RAISE my score of this Parks’ Trails rather than lower it. I feel that I (and I think most other Mt. Bikers), choose to ride my bike in the woods for just this reason. If i wanted to ride my bike on a flat concrete surface and see nothing i would be riding in the streets right?
But if you ARE looking for an amazing experience every time you ride your Mt. Bike- this is definitely a great place to ride!

Nice trail - options to make this as long as you want depending on which trail you follow - we went 3.6mi. BRING BUG SPRAY !!! Good for dogs.

Dog friendly trail. But for some they think that means no leash. Keep them on a leash. Leash laws still exist. Ive been hiking this trail for years. Nice and close to home. Nice get away from the hustle and bustle.

Had an amazing time bring one of my dogs here. It’s covered most of the way which is great for keep it cool as well as offer multiple different terrain options. Would recommend for anyone of any level to check this place out.

Bugs were brutal (I forgot to use bug spray), especially around the lake. Swampy even away from the Lake. Saw a snake which worried me because I hike with a 3-year old. Trail very muddy.

Outside of the lack of maintenance and the occasional graffiti this trail was a nice quick walk with my dog. Mostly covered allowing him to stay relatively cool in the heat. All in all not a bad walk.

nice trail. very easy to find.

Had a great time taking out the pup. It’s quite open so prepare to deal with the heat. Outside of that it offers many different activities due to its shear size. The foliage is beautiful and the multiple different loops gives you options depending on what mood you are in.

Took our packs out today for a test run. Great trail.

So many bugs. Will be avoiding until the fall/winter when the bugs are gone. Only did half my 3 mile run cuz I was getting ate up.

Trail is a little overgrown.Also, be ready for ticks and mosquitos. Otherwise it's a nice easy trail.

nature trips
1 month ago

Beautiful wide trails, nice river view at one end, didn’t go to the plantation but did the whole trail loop. Listed here as 2.9, but on site as 3.2 as well. Definitely would recommend!

Started at the front gate to add more miles. Wish I had this app last weekend. Still have no idea how far we hiked. Beautiful hike and lots of options of views.

hiking
1 month ago

This is mainly a bike trail with beautiful canopied and open areas. It can be a little hot in the open areas. There are two half mile trails off the pavement to the water front. Parking is $3. We took our dog so we couldn’t go on the shoreline.

Mostly shady, well cared for trails, lots of butterflies and birds, even 3 peacocks! Trail back to plantation could have been better marked as the trail to the water at the north end would require one to walk along the steep beach back to the plantation visitors center. Very well kept National park however! Well worth the time.

Really good trails! Try to go in the morning when it’s not as hot. Wasn’t super packed for a Saturday.

trail running
2 months ago

Very sandy in areas, pretty sure I ran in circles at times, saw heaps of wild life- Birds, turtles, and a huge snake.

This is such a great place to go! Literally lived next to it for 25 years and never even gave it a thought about exploring it till last weekend. The Timucuan Trail was my favorite out of all of them. Tons of great photo ops!

walking
2 months ago

This is great walk but I would rate it as Easy. The trail is well groomed, wide, an almost entirely level except for the optional hill at the end. Wonderful view of the marsh.

The boardwalk is broken and we didn't notice the tiny sign acknowledging it. Doubt we will be back

I loved this trail! Definitely do it when the weather is cooler and the bugs aren’t as bad. The different trails are very relaxing and the scenery is great! I highly recommend this trail and will definitely be doing it again!

Fun, peaceful and educational.

Well maintained, clean and open. Nice foliage!
Take a picture of the map at the trailhead... the north side loop is a little tricky.

Nice, easy walk— would be great with young kids.

Came early in the morning right at daylight...made it to the green trail vista right at sunrise...beautiful very well maintained trail with amazing views!!

great walk. pretty quiet if you go close to when the park opens at 8am. if you decide to take all the trails as one big loop (starting with the ravine trail, stay to the right as each trail breaks off) it ends up being about 2.25 miles.

Quiet enjoy hike through nature at sunrise!

Trail is mostly paved and shaded. The bridge to the water was closed for repairs (3/24/18). Over all nice short hike with family.

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