Best Easy Day Hikes Jacksonville, Florida  by Johnny Molloy

Best Easy Day Hikes: Jacksonville, Florida Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Jacksonville, Florida  by Johnny Molloy
This guidebook includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and around River City. Discover the natural splendors of the First Coast- including the Ralph E. Simmons State Forest and the St. Mary's River; Jennings State Forest; the hammock woods, shell mounds, and river views at Fort Caroline; and the best of Jacksonville's coastal islands.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Jacksonville, Florida" Guide Book
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This trek travels through a protected swath of lower Black Creek. Here, make a double loop in hilly terrain, passing sensitive seepage slopes and making Black Creek, where you can enjoy views of the w ...
Middleburg, FL - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.4
This Jacksonville city park hike takes you along the shores of the St. Johns River and out to a pier with a great view of downtown Jacksonville and beyond. It also loops into a towering maritime hammo ...
Jacksonville, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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Walk a series of nature trails through what was once a Confederate fort. Now you can enjoy not only the area history but also its natural beauty along McGirts Creek. It’s easy to extend your hike here ...
Bryceville, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
This loop takes you through pine forest into the middle of a wooded swamp on an elevated boardwalk with a top-down view of wetlands. The boardwalk offers a dry-footed examination of an otherwise inacc ...
Bryceville, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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Enjoy a walk through 300 acres on the Intracoastal Waterway in an otherwise developed area of eastern Duval County near Jacksonville Beach. Castaway Island Preserve offers concrete paths and a long bo ...
Jacksonville Beach, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
This hilly interpretive trail in the Jennings State Forest takes you through numerous plant communities and to informative stops that explain the importance of fire and water for Florida’s forests. ...
Middleburg, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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Don’t be discouraged by the word bicycle in this trail’s name. The scenic path is open to hikers and is one of the better treks in the Jacksonville sphere. The hike travels a slender but long loop thr ...
Fernandina Beach, FL - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6
This is a great hike in a historic setting near the mouth of the St. Johns River. As with other islands of the First Coast, what came to be known as Fort George Island was once occupied by the Timucua ...
Mayport, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
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This hike at Fort Caroline National Monument explores a hilly maritime forest before dropping to the St. Johns River and the site of a French bastion from the 1500s. Enjoy not only the human history b ...
Mayport, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
A fine trail system has been developed on this 120-acre tract along Jones Creek. The paths takes advantage of the terrain, exploring wooded ravines, blackwater stream bottoms, an old excavation pond, ...
Arlington, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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Enjoy the best of Jacksonville’s coastal islands on this hike. Start your trek near the Atlantic Ocean, then travel through rolling oceanside woodland before returning to the Atlantic. The rest of you ...
Mayport, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
This easy day hike starts at the Little Talbot Island State Park campground, wandering along a tidal creek before entering rolling maritime hammock woodland. Since the hike is relatively short, consid ...
Mayport, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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This excellent day hike—with backpacking possibilities— explores the hills, woods, and streams of Jennings State Forest. First, travel along and across Sweetwater Branch before reaching the brooding N ...
Middleburg, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
This trail leads through verdant oak woodland and is located at Ringhaver Park, operated by the city of Jacksonville. The thick, shady forest allows year-round hiking. Reach a spur trail where an elev ...
Yukon, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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This newer Florida state park offers an evolving trail system through a variety of plant communities. This hike traces double-track paths through rare oak scrub, pine flatwoods, maritime hammock, and ...
Mayport, FL - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.1
One of Jacksonville’s finest day hikes, this trek travels over wooded ancient dunes of a maritime hammock onto even hillier Timucuan shell mounds, past a hermit’s cabin, to an observation point overlo ...
Mayport, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
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This hike explores the Ralph E. Simmons State Forest, rolling through mixed woodland before descending to the St. Mary’s River, where a sandy river access allows good views of the river dividing Flori ...
Jacksonville, FL - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.3
This loop hike takes place on the University of North Florida campus at the Sawmill Slough Preserve. The hike uses several trails in a complex that travels through multiple habitats, including maple a ...
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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This lengthy trek travels the heart of Ralph E. Simmons State Forest, making a side trip to White Sand Landing, on the banks of the scenic St. Mary’s River. Leave the river, passing through myriad nat ...
Jacksonville, FL - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.2
This short trek wanders through a combination of wooded island swamp and hilly maritime hammock forest at Fort Clinch State Park. This state park on Florida’s northernmost barrier island also offers p ...
Fernandina Beach, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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