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Explore the best rated trails in Jacksonville, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail and Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail. With more than 15 trails covering 138 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Majority of the trail is next to the main road (207) so little shade and quite noisy. Along the trail there is nothing to see but run down houses and cars. We were even heckled by two men who appeared to be homeless and under the influence. Didn’t feel particularly safe or fun. Wouldn’t recommend.
I can't give enough stars for such a nice wide trail that roams through beach views, piers, playgrounds, coastal ponds, historical buildings and more.
Jekyll Island will spoil you! It’s worth the drive wherever you are! Clean, we’ll kept and park services are superb. Safety and security is top notch. There’s even a GA State Trooper post located on the island. Great restaurants and the entire island is bike and dog friendly!
It has been a number of months since we rode this trail. Today we found that at the "end" in Keystone Heights, mile 32ish, we were prepared to make our turn to return to Florahome. As we approached I saw that the construction to complete the trail to Lake Butler is going along nicely. Went across onto the "new" trail surface for just about 1.5 miles into the new pavement. Can't wait for the official opening.
Does anyone know how far this will extend the trail west from Keystone Heights?
We parked at the Jameson trailhead (parking lot fills up quickly) - rode 7.5 miles one way for a 15 mile round trip - did not see any exotic animals except for cows..... -- road crossings were quiet -- the only downside was that we were looking for the connection to camp milton and did not see anything on the trail for that --- oh well -- otherwise a pleasant warm ride on a february afternoon (coming from NJ that was a treat)
Rode 12 miles of the best bike trails. The path will take you by the ocean, historical area, piers, concessions, sunny and shaded areas. Check the tide charts for low tide, so you can ride the driftwood beach section.
WARNING:Northern Bridge is closed due to damage with no signage at beginning of the trail. This means the only way to traverse the trail is to walk along the US HWY 17, a very high volume road leading to a potentially dangerous situation. Asphalt needs repairs on trail and road noise level is high.
Great trail. Take it across the bridge to Talbot island and then take the path to the beach. Amazing
We loved Jekyll Island and most of the trail.
Most of the trail is lovely, but there are some sections where the surface is rough making it a challenge for "small wheels" like Inline skates or Trikkes. One section was worn concrete and a few sections had shells embedded in the concrete, which looks pretty but is a rough surface to skate on.
Much of the trail is brand new, wide, concrete and is excellent. Near the south end, the pavement suddenly stops and you are forced onto the road if you are on wheels that can't ride on sand. I hope they will continue the paved section all the way around the south end. It wasn't crowded when we road (January) but in the summer, riding on the road would not be safe.
The trail is well marked and we will come again, but plan our trip with caution to the unpaved portions.
This little Island has beauty, history, great restaurants, and many activities that are all accessible via the bike trail. It was a grand day out for sure. We covered the entire trail, toured the historic Jekyll Island Club and museum; ate a terrific lunch on the water and enjoyed the beach. Who could ask for more?
Started at north end in a large parking lot along the beach. Trail is very winding and interesting but does have a few road crossings. People seem very aware of bikers making crossings easy.
Despite being relatively short and still fragmented, this trail is still a very solid 5. We began our ride at the parking lot for the Fishing Pier / boat launch at the northernmost entrance to Big Talbot State Park. Parking is limited, but the $3 fee is nominal. Clean restrooms make this a very good staging place. This location also serves as great trailhead for the lower quality, but still worthwhile Amelia Island Trail. It is very safe to use the extra-wide, bike only lane across the A1A bridge connecting both the Ameila Island and Timucuan trails.
The Timucuan Trail is currently broken into 2 segments, but the bike crossing over the bridge connecting Big Island and Little Island State Parks is currently under active construction. Hooray!
We only did the Big Island State Park section along with the Amelia Island Trail. We just didn’t have time to re-stage our vehicle before needing to head on. That said, the 3 or 4 miles we did was stupendous. Take the Black Rock Beach spur to Driftwood Beach. Never found Black Rock, but the ¼ mile to Driftwood Beach is most definitely worth it. Mountain bike not needed, it’s very easy for a hybrid.
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