Blue Cypress Park Hike

Jacksonville, Florida

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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 hammock rife with live oaks. The first part of the hike travels among developed facilities at this multipurpose preserve. Once known primarily for its golf course, Blue Cypress Park has since been transformed into more of a multipurpose facility, with an added emphasis on its natural features. In fact, the former eighteen-hole course was reduced to nine holes. Originally part of the Edenfield Estates housing development, the environmentally sensitive and scenic 118-acre tract was purchased by the city. It is set on the eastern bank of the St. Johns River, north of downtown, on land that would go for astronomical prices these days, for its river views alone.

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"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 hammock rife with live oaks. The first part of the hike travels among developed facilities at this multipurpose preserve.

Once known primarily for its golf course, Blue Cypress Park has since been transformed into more of a multipurpose facility, with an added emphasis on its natural features. In fact, the former eighteen-hole course was reduced to nine holes. Originally part of the Edenfield Estates housing
development, the environmentally sensitive and scenic 118-acre tract was purchased by the city. It is set on the eastern bank of the St. Johns River, north of downtown, on land that would go for astronomical prices these days, for its river views alone."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jacksonville
Distance: 2.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: October through April
Local Maps: USGS Arlington
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Cypress Park Hike

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May 2018