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Theodore Roosevelt Area

13165 Mount Pleasant Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 641-7155
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Ranked #22 of 94 attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Wildlife surrounds more than four miles of scenic hiking trails, including rare birds, raccoons, foxes, and turtles. Guided tours take place each... more » Owner description: Wildlife surrounds more than four miles of scenic hiking trails, including rare birds, raccoons, foxes, and turtles. Guided tours take place each Saturday afternoon to help visitors learn more about the ecological zones in the park and to point out some of the area's hard-to-spot animals. « less
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Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We don't make it over to the Teddy Roosevelt Area as often now that we live on the other side of town, but it's one of our favorite quick escapes. As others have noted, the bugs can be vicious, just like anywhere in Florida. Be sure to check for ticks when you get home! The view from the observation platform... More

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Southcentral Florida
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40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We thought we were going to take a great walk in the woods, but ended up with a great hike in the middle of our 3 miles in 90 minutes (we stopped to take pics and visited the cemetery). We went in January, so no mosquitoes. We started on the Spanish Moss Trail, went on the black trail to the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Park is on the St. John's River. There are a few paths from the parking area that will lead you on a 1.5 mile loop out to the river and a tower to climb for a beautiful view of the marshes. You will pass an old historic foundation for Brown's cabin and family cemetery. We have done... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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127 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

By acreage, the Theodore Roosevelt Area is one of two main units of the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve. It is a 600-acre area of hardwood forest, wetlands, and scrub vegetation. It is also rich in cultural history. It was a gift from William “Willie” Browne III in 1990. There are a number of hiking trails that connect to other... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

bring bug repellant and water,as none available on trip.otherwise very enjoyable hike. The trails are about two miles long one way, winding and a bit rough in some areas, but there are benches along the way to rest and rehydrate. Although if you don't have bug repellant on, these bench stops are just feeding stops for bugs.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Love Love Love this part of the Timucuan Preserve! The history of this place and the things you can see on the Willie Brown trail is great....and we always thank Mr. Willie for the great gift he left to the people of Jacksonville

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Nice to walk a shaded hammock just outside of suburbia. My 5 month old and I walked the trail (I walked, she strollered). Wide and quiet trail with nice undulations in a part of the world known to be flat. Worth the trip.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

i sit out in the park to think alot i go to the mall to shop i eat at the restaraunts there. great place to be

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is a great hike especially if you have kids over the age of five. You can take them down by the march and have a picnic way of the beaten path under shaded trees with spanish moss beards. The blue trail is where I mainly stayed with my two year old.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I try to hike here whenever I am in Jacksonville. The city is very fortunate to have a resource like this within the urban area. There are many things to enjoy about it: 1. Varied terrain. Unusual in this coastal area, but the result of the fact that much of the site is a pre-European shell midden (or landfill). In... More

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