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Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

2 Imeson Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32220
+1 904 573 2498
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Ranked #9 of 70 Attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Trails, Outdoors
Owner description: Once a part of the CSX railway line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail will be a thoroughfare for...
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Type: Trails, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Rome, Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
23 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Gainesville, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Florida is blessed with many good bike trails, and the Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail is one of the best. Well paved, away from motor traffic, the trail passes through some lovely wooded areas. Wildflowers are abundant in Spring, Summer, and Fall.

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Jacksonvlle
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My daughter and I have biked, hiked (and she even roller bladed) on this trail. It is paved and has a lot of shade...perfect trail for the whole family...and your dogs, too!

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