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Top Adventures in Jacksonville

  • Explore Durbin Preserve

    Just off of I-95 lies this beautiful network of trails through one of North Florida's more varied landscapes. The parking lot is easy to find just follow the gravel path off of Bartram Park Blvd. Parking and trail access is always free and is open...

    5 miles 10 ft gain

  • Hike the Hanna Park Loop

    Park in the parking lot and make your way onto the trail. Follow the signs to complete the loop around the park. You may be sharing the trail with (leashed) dogs and mountain bikers.

    3.8 miles 29 ft gain

  • Beach Day at Blackrock Beach on Big Talbot Island

    Venturing along the industrialized highway leading to Big Talbot Island will have one wondering how there could be any hope for a natural experience on the outskirts of Jacksonville. However, just 14 miles from the busy interstate, Big Talbot Isl...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike Little Talbot Island's Dune Ridge Trail

    Starting in the parking, lot you are going to follow the road back to the ranger station and from there you can pick up the Dune Ridge trailhead. Once on the trail you can take a look at the sign with a map and small description of the trail. Th...

    4 miles

  • Camp on Amelia Island

    Amelia Island is a small island near Fernandina Beach, Florida, and is one of the few places left where you can camp right on the beach for free. Although, if you wish to drive your car on the beach during peak season in the summer or a holiday we...

  • Explore Fort Clinch

    This fort was one of the last large brick forts finished in the 1800s. The fort was first established in 1847 and was almost complete when the Confederate army took control of the fort in 1860 but by 1862 it was back under Union control. The fort ...

  • Explore Guana State Park & Wild Life Preserve

    From the parking lot, which has a $3 entrance fee per car, you walk to the trail head and grab a small pocket sized map that does a good job of showing markers and mapping out the different path ways. This park has around 15 miles of regular trail...

  • Camp on Cumberland Island

    Cumberland Island is surreal. Although a ferry ride is required from the mainland, it is well worth it. Hopping off of the short boat ride, you can feel that this place is something special. Live Oaks covered in Spanish Moss cover the entire islan...

  • Camp at Stafford Beach on Cumberland Island

    Once you have reached the island by ferry from St. Mary's, GA, you will receive an orientation about your campsite and the island (You can rent bicycles at the main office on the island, too). Stafford Beach is 3.5 miles from the ferry landing so ...

    7 miles

  • Backpack the Parallel Trail to Yankee Paradise Campground

    Start your adventure in St. Mary's, GA, where the [Cumberland Island National Seashore Ferry]http://www.cumberlandislandferry.com/) is located. You'll receive your tickets and hop on the ferry for a 45 minute ride to the island. Once you are dropp...

    15 miles

  • Hike at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

    Gold head branch state park has been called the grand canyon of Florida. It hangs on the north central ridge of Florida as some of the first land that came out of the sea, which is the reason for all of the Sandhill ecosystem. The ravine was creat...

    7 miles 70 ft gain

  • Bike the Beaches of Saint Augustine

    Park at one of the many beach parking lots to the north of downtown St Augustine. A great place to start is the parking lot at the corner of 1st Lane and the A1A.Head toward the edge of the water, where the beach is compact and flat. Especially wh...

    5 miles 50 ft gain

  • Escape to the Sunshine

    VISIT FLORIDA, serves as Florida's official source for travel planning. What can be discovered beyond Florida’s 825 miles of beaches? How about 320 freshwater springs, 175 state parks, infinite mangrove tunnels and hidden caverns. Let your adventure begin. Follow Your Sunshine.

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