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Very heavily trafficked on weekend. Not a bad trail though, good scenery.

Enjoyed the length of the trail with the different rewarding views. Bug spray is a must and you will need to check for ticks.

Ticks, both on humans and dog afterwards, hard to follow and unkept “trail”. We were very disappointed and will not be back.

Summer weekday morning hike. MUST have a quality bug spray for this hike. Beautiful woods and very quiet. Bring plenty of water and food. There are no services available here. Followed the trail to the Tolomato River. It is salt water fed from the ocean so there isn’t much small animal activity. However, there is a lot of marsh land and we came across an alligator on the path. Quite a thrill!!! In summer, the morning can be best as afternoon rain patterns persist.

This is a great spot to get in a quick 3 to 3.5 miles. It's well shaded for the most part and offers tranquil scenery. The only downside is the number of golf carts on the trail that come in from the surrounding neighborhoods. Other than that it's a great place to walk, jog, or ride your bike. As with any area of Florida, bug spray is highly suggested, especially after it's rained.

Nice wide flat trail. Make sure you put on bug spray in the summer momths

I really loved this trail! Good wildlife! Saw turkeys, armadillos and a Pygmy rattlesnake! It was well worth it due to the scenery. It was gorgeous on the trail and I’ll definitely go back!

mountain biking
4 months ago

Easy, wide fire breaks and some decent, but flat single track. Not a fan of the bridges and concrete bricks on the MTB trails - people shouldn’t be afraid to get a little dirty. Good family trails though since even the cheapest WallyWorld bike can handle these trails.

Very friendly to different levels. it was dry but I suspect when it rains it must be very muddy.

trail closes @ sundown.

I had a blast. It’s quiet and peaceful, hardly any people but there are a ton of fiddler crabs. Really cool place to see nice trails as well. I can see it not looking so good after a rain storm.

Beautiful park! I even met an alligator!

wide trails, flat surfaces

Awesome trails

A well traveled wide trail that got a little muddy at the end with lots of hog, racoon, deer, and turkey tracks but no sightings today. Hiked mid-day so no surprise there.

It allows dogs on a leash. Nice walk with a wide trail. Easy for kids.

hiking
7 months ago

Fun time. Main Trail is relatively flat vehicle wide trail. Offshoots of the main trail are mountain biking trails (or single tracks).

Easy walking with some areas of the trail covered in shallow pools of water. Don’t fret over the mud and keep going.

Plenty of wildlife if you keep your eyes peeled for them.

January hike so bugs were not an issue.

Several benches along the way if you need a break.

Enjoy

Great aside from the after Irma mosquitos

Probably the best trail in the Jax area.

Great trail but watch for Pygmy rattlesnakes! I see them every time I go.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Very flat.... but this is a nice, well maintained trail with several fun manmade obstacles. If you're interested in just putting down some single track miles, or introducing a new/ young rider this is perfect.

walking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Had a great time and you will love the view at the end!!!!

Friday, April 14, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Well marked (apparently thanks to an Eagle Scout). Did the yellow, orange, purple segments and was around four miles. Fairly flat. Marshes were the best part.

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

I was expecting worse from the other ratings. This isn't that bad. Saw a deer, snowy egret, blue heron, crabs. Lots of butterflies.
Pros: nice long hike with relatively flat terrain; lots of shade; good parking.
Cons: a little boring, not that well maintained; definitely bring bug repellent. I didn't and wish I had. Lots of bitey things.

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fairly boring on some stretches. The first mile out was pretty with the swampy areas and big trees, but then it settles into a costal scrub/estuary with not too much to see. The end gets more trees again, but it was too little too late for me. Maybe there are more animals out during the morning, because I'm the middle of the day I didn't see much, not even one of the previously reported snakes. I did like eventually getting down to the river and having a snack while watching the boats pass. It's extremely secluded and a great place to hide a body. I didn't wear bug repellent and it was fine. I imagine that if you aren't used to seeing ospreys, herons, and fiddler crabs this would be a great trail for you.

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Went down to the south end of the island and back, which was a nice hike to do early in the morning and the walking out onto the shore was a great view. There's also a picnic table down there right where you can see the water, so that was nice too. We saw a bunch of tiny crabs on the beach and lots of animal tracks in the sand, it was pretty neat :D

They do warn you about ticks and other biting insects before you go into the park, so definitely make sure to bring bug spray. Parts of the yellow trail heading back to the parking lot don't have a lot of shade either, so sunscreen is also a good idea.

Also when you first pull in, there's a $3 per vehicle entrance fee which you'll need to put in an envelope and stick in the box if nobody is sitting at the gate taking money.

walking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

I think the trail is better for riding a mountain bike rather than the walking we did but it's a decent hidden location with lots of quiet. We only did 5 miles walking but will return with bikes next time. We had no issues with wildlife or water.

hiking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Easy trail that is very clean with nice scenery. We did 5.2 miles using the yellow and purple trails. Didn't see much wildlife except for one armadillo and some awesome hawks hovering above. Well worth spending a few hours walking.

mountain biking
Friday, March 10, 2017

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

pretty easy trails with gorgeous scenery!

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