Jacksonville Hiking Trails

Published On: Apr 15 2014 08:34:12 AM EDT
Updated On: Apr 15 2014 10:41:40 AM EDT

www.JaxMomsBlog.com share their guide to exploring the Jacksonville outdoors. Article by Megan Johns.

My family loves to use this time of year to hike the many kid-friendly trails in Jacksonville! However, I don’t tell my kids we’re going “hiking,” I usually say were going on an “adventure.”

I have two simple criteria for what makes a trail good for my young family: 1) short trail options, and 2) other things to see besides trees, birds, and dirt! Based on that, here are my favorite kid-friendly trails in Jacksonville.




Fort Caroline National Memorial

The beautiful tree canopied road sets the stage as you enter this wonderful historical park. From the visitor center you can take a path to a river overlook where you can watch boats and ships go by. Another short trail from the visitor center takes you past a boat dock (that is open at times) and then down to the fort, a re-creation of Fort Caroline. My kids love to run around and explore the fort’s steps, hills, and cannons. If the kids are still full of energy after the fort, you can take the easy 1 mile Hammock Trail from there that loops back around to the parking lot! These trail are jogging stroller friendly.


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Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Road 32225
Hours: 9am-5pm
Fees: None
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