Guana River State Park

Saint Augustine, Florida

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Guana River State Park is mainly a beach park with some very nice riding areas hidden away in a coastal hammock at its southeastern end. Only a few miles from St. Augustine, the park provides great Atlantic Ocean swimming and surf fishing as well as some freshwater lake fishing. The bicycle trails are thoroughly delightful and would be enjoyed by all levels of riders and hikers. The absence of horses and existence of the tree canopy allows the unpaved road surfaces to be maintained in reasonable shape for bikes. Lots of rain will result in some mud holes, but most areas should be navigable. Trails: Dirt double track, 8.5-plus miles. Location: St. Johns County.
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by David Gluckman (The Globe Pequot Press)

Guana River State Park is mainly a beach park with some very nice riding areas hidden away in a coastal hammock at its southeastern end. Only a few miles from St. Augustine, the park provides great Atlantic Ocean swimming and surf fishing as well as some freshwater lake fishing.

The bicycle trails are thoroughly delightful and would be enjoyed by all levels of riders and hikers. The absence of horses and existence of the tree canopy allows the unpaved road surfaces to be maintained in reasonable shape for bikes. Lots of rain will result in some mud holes, but most areas should be navigable. Trails: Dirt double track, 8.5-plus miles. Location: St. Johns County.

©  David Gluckman/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking
Nearby City: Saint Augustine
Distance: 8.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Surface:
Access: Easy
Season & Limits: Open all year
Additional Use: Swimming
Topo Map: Guana River State Park Topographic Map
Guide Book: Rails To Trails: Florida Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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1/23/2011

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