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Address: 13165 Mount Pleasant Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: (904) 641-7155
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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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Excellent outdoor opportunity

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank TheRealCaryB
Melbourne VIC Australia
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43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Grasshopper7
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Ten484
Jacksonville, Florida
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank lbcinjax
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Simple place to enjoy primitive Florida nature. Well worth a visit and a long hike to the St. John's River and back.

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Thank Carfredo
Tallahassee, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was hot, humid, and there were lots of mosquitos, but we were prepared for all that when we decided to go hiking in August in Florida. We saw a couple of gopher tortoises (endangered, so don't touch), lots of birds, dragonflies, and spiders. The hike was easy, there were several benches scattered strategically, and the maps were--except for one... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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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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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

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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8 attraction reviews
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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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