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Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

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Address: 2 Imeson Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32220
Phone Number: +1 904 573 2498
Description: Once a part of the CSX railway line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail...
Once a part of the CSX railway line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail will be a thoroughfare for hikers, bikers, and equestrians when complete. This unique park provides a 14.5-mile greenway between Imeson Road and County Road 121, just past the town of Baldwin.
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great ride

This is an excellent bike ride. About 26 miles round trip but you can ride as much or little as you wish. See the woods of north Florida without all the traffic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is an excellent bike ride. About 26 miles round trip but you can ride as much or little as you wish. See the woods of north Florida without all the traffic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My brother and I were in JAX for the weekend and decided to go biking. My brother found this trail online and we decided to check it out. It's a nice trail through wooded farmland close to JAX. There were many people using this trail which accommodates walkers, runners, bicyclists, and equestrians. While the scenery could have been better the... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Needed a good place to get in an early morning ride while in town on business. It was great--albeit flat & straight...well, this is Florida. Be aware, you may be solicited by the local security...A ROOSTER. He was not bothersome, but he did apparently expect some fee-d! Saw wild turkey and deer in the 7.5-8 mile portion I did starting... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

14 miles of smooth pavement each way. There is a nearly total tree canopy which keeps you comfortable even in the middle of a warm day. Only a couple of street crossings, and the traffic was minimal. There is a Civil War site near the halfway point with restroom facilities. It's a good educational break. There is plenty of parking... More 

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Macclenny, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not Scenic. Paved all the way. Was previously a RR track. I enjoyed it. I started my ride in Baldwin,FL. If you cannot find the start, just ask any local.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Varied terrain, a wonderful civil war encampment and a safe place to cycle with nice facilities All in all a great paved bike trail with no vehicular traffic.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a paved over former railbed and provides some of the easiest and safest cycling around. There are a few intersections with car traffic, but it is mostly car free. It actually starts downtown, but you don't want to go through that part -- it's a high crime area. Start near Baldwin.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Rail Trail is a great place to ride without worrying about traffic while you ride. The trail is 14 miles one way so it is perfect for anyone training for longer rides. My BIL does the BRAG (bike ride across GA) and trains at the trail to help build endurance. The trail goes through some beautiful wooded areas that... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a fun 30 mile roundtrip path. There are a few intersections where you have to watch for cars, but otherwise it's paved, flat, and safe. Part of the Rails to Trails paths.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ran here early in the morning (6:30) while staying downtown on a business trip and was the only person on the trail until nearly the end. It may be a better biking trail than a running trail but for both it is very nice. Until ~3mi you are running under power lines but 3 onwards are gorgeous. Would recommend to... More 

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