Best Backpacking in Jacksonville

Looking for the best backpacking in Jacksonville? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Jacksonville. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • 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