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Address: 13165 Mount Pleasant Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1227
Phone Number: (904) 641-7155

Wildlife surrounds more than four miles of scenic hiking trails, including...

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.

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Nice easy nature walk

Free access, a mostly wide trail, small inclines, a variety of local flora, a short bridge over a slow-moving creek, a piece of conservation history, a Civil War veteran's grave... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Free access, a mostly wide trail, small inclines, a variety of local flora, a short bridge over a slow-moving creek, a piece of conservation history, a Civil War veteran's grave, and a fifteen-foot lookout platform over the marsh all make for a really pleasant and refreshing hike not far from the city. Be aware that there are no restrooms along... More 

Thank Mywifeyshiguy
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

hidden gem. worth the visit if you are looking for a quick hike or mtn bike ride. round trip hikes from 30 minutes to an hour depending on route

Thank Casey M
Macclenny, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We were told to check out the river view after we visited Fort Caroline, we realized the access was to the right of fence and down a bit to a parking lot. There is place for a picnic aside the parking area. Great display of maps and the trail system. No geocaches in this area, but views were worth the... More 

Thank LDubie
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

My husband and I hike here almost daily. It's beautiful and peaceful. We always start at the Fort Caroline parking lot and make our way down to the Theodore Roosevelt parking lot and do the red to blue to green loop, then back on the red. It's kept up very nicely. Bugs are bad on the hot days so make... More 

3 Thank sandrablackburn71
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Such wonderful vegetation and natural beauty. The area is kept up well. I can read a lot of history of the area. It's really just wonderful to see nature in its wild state.

Thank Bernardo F
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

The Teddy Roosevelt area of the Timucuan Preserve is my favorite hiking spot in Jax. It offers a rich history, scenic views, and actual (though small) elevation changes. Take the Willie Brown trail and enjoy the marsh from the observation tower. Examine the age-old oyster mounds and watch the ground move as the fiddler crabs scurry out of your way.... More 

Thank TheRealCaryB
Melbourne VIC Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was an interesting place of trails located right across from the Fort Caroline area. Nice scenery, easy trails but take bug spray.

Thank Grasshopper7
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2015

Small visitor center, great walking trails, went in early March so no bug spray needed then, lots of birds, gopher tortoises.

Thank Ten484
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

The land for this park was donated by an old fellow who grew up there and continued to live on the property in a little shack without electric and water. Remnants of the cabin and his family cemetery plot is there. It offers great walking trails that run up and down hills, along the marsh and river. They are well... More 

Thank lbcinjax
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2015

This area is located Arlington and is not far from the Fort Caroline Monument and museum. This is a nice place to ride your bike (trails limited), a pleasant walk or run or a place to take your dog. Located on the bluffs overlooking the salt marsh and in places the St. Johns River, the views are scenic to say... More 

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