Explore the most popular road biking 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.

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

Totally recommend!!

nature trips
3 months 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!

3 months 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.

4 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.

5 months 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.

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

Love it! Always see different wildlife!

on Timucuan Trail

7 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!

January: the trail map is worthless. reportedly, there is a 3mi trail, a 6mi trail and several shorter ones. NONE are marked well. And at least today, every trail I tried was eventually under water. Would not do this hike in the heat of the summer as there is absolutely no shade. And definite gator prints seen in the sand- that was my highlight.

road biking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Contrary to the specified length its actually 14.6 each way. Mostly flat and well maintained. Some of the photographs showing a fairly narrow trail are not of the trail, but of an adjoining area known as Camp Milton, a civil war camp. Overall, its a good, safe place, to ride, walk, roller blade, run etc.

Is there a place to park your car in baldwin that is safe and secure?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Did this one in April only did 7 mikes starting from the west side nice hike watch out for the speeding bikes and the snakes seen 5 snakes sunning around 1PM

paddle sports
Sunday, March 26, 2017

love this kayaking spot

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

great trail and great scenery. we definitely saw cat prints - maybe bobcat - and wild hogs on our trek!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

This trail is actually .75 miles around, and is located inside the campground directly across the street from the main entrance to Little Talbot Island State Park. You'll need to punch in a code to access the campground, but we asked the ranger at the main entrance if we were allowed to go in there and he gave it to us.

Inside the campground, you can park way back by the boat slip and from there it's a quarter-mile walk to the trail head. The trail is a little overgrown in places, but markers are frequent. We also noticed some possible geocaches in the woods, so if that's your thing then definitely pay this place a visit.

Overall I really loved this short little trail. It was a great way to end the day after walking the bigger loop across the street, and all the campers we ran into were extremely friendly.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

This is a great little trail with a lot of variety and a few scattered "learning stations" with facts about the plants and wildlife, along with controlled burns and stuff like that. About a mile into the hike, there's a beautiful stop off by a pond that's definitely worth a look. Towards the end of your hike you have the option to visit Point Isabel which is absolutely gorgeous with a great view of the river and dunes, and plenty of neat birds. Right at the end of the hike, you can also take a short climb up Mount Cornelia, the highest point on the southeast coast. Make sure to bring plenty of bug spray though, we brought home a couple ticks with us :\

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Love this trail for roller blading. Smoothly paved and mostly shaded in the morning. Not too heavily trafficked with nice picnic area and view of boneyard beach/Amelia island at the end. Close to the road in places though, so there's noise from cars along the way.

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bought a bike for exercise and decided to give this trail a try and started from the Baldwin end. Unfortunately, it was two days after hurricane Matthew tore through the area. LOTS of leaf litter on the trail made it seem like an offroad trail. There was a HUGE tree fallen at an angle across the trail barely a quarter of a mile from the start. You could get under it with your bike, but just barely. Trail cleared up much better after that and was a really pretty ride. Made it to the old train station before turning around. Will definitely be back after the leaves and trees have been cleared away.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I have hiked and biked this trail and it is mostly used for biking. I however enjoyed hiking it much more. There was less noise and therefore saw some wildlife. On the weekends this place can get crowded so I suggest weekday trips if possible. It starts off paved and then transitions into a dirt path. There were benches and rest stops at the two main entrances.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Good rail trail, you have to stop Camp Milton. Explore the area, once a Civil war encampment.

road biking
Sunday, July 06, 2014

This is a great trail for cycling, but you will also see folks walking, jogging, skate boarding or even horse back riding. There is a restroom by the trail head, and you'll also find facilities at the Civil War site near the 5.5 mile mark, the train station near 12 mile mark, and portable toilets at the end. The trail itself is mostly flat and pretty straight, so it gets boring. But you will ride through farm country and forested areas for the most part with a only a hand full of intersections that you must stop at. I have seen all kinds of wildlife on the trail including deer, turtles, cows, turkey, rattle snakes, pesky squirrels and the occasional loose dog. Lots of cycling clubs meet here early in the morning to train.

trail running
Saturday, June 14, 2014

This is a smooth paved trail about 14.5 miles long end to end. I run this trail frequently. It has lovely scenery as it goes through a rural and woodsy area. It gets a little boring, as it is perfectly flat and straight, but the occasional wildlife sighting adds some unexpected joy. It has bathrooms, water stops, and parking at several locations. The trail is about a car lane wide, and it is good for all speeds, from slow walkers to runners to speed cyclists.

road biking
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Great trail! You will see beginners , professionals, and everything in between. 5 different places to start from, llet's you do as much or as little as you want.

Friday, October 14, 2011

This is a Rails to Trails trail and is paved and well maintained. This says it is 15 mi, but that is one way. It is 30 to the end and back. There are public restrooms in two places and a playground at the end. Most of the path is shaded and runs along semi-rural homes; you'll see cows, chickens , etc. It is great for cycling, walking or rollerblading.

21 days ago

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