Guide to Jacksonville’s Hiking Trails

April 15, 2014 6 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article share their guide to exploring the Jacksonville outdoors. Article by Megan Johns.

Theodore Roosevelt Area  - Willie Brown Trail

Located at the Timucuan Preserve Headquarters, this trail is popular with trail runners and has several historical sites along the way. Further down the trail you will hike along the marsh and will come to the marsh overlook tower. This is a great place to see birds. As you are walking along the trail you will likely come across scurrying crabs. Watch out for the small cactus plants that grow in the section of trail that is nearer to the marsh.

This hike is approximately 2 miles and might challenge some of the littlest legs but is just right for my 4-year-old. Be aware that other trails connect to the Willie Brown trail. I suggest that you stay on the Willie Brown trail, otherwise it could be a pretty long hike for the kids. This trail is dog-friendly and much of it is jogging stroller-friendly.

Address:  13165 Mt Pleasant Rd. 32225
Hours: Sunrise-Sunset
Fees:  None
Trail Map


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