This Hidden Paradise In Jacksonville Takes You Through The Most Peaceful Natural Trails
These trails are truly a treat.
Prepare for an adventurous weekend at one of Florida's most beautiful parks. This hidden paradise is home to many natural trails and wildlife surrounded by an amazing panoramic view. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a coastal wetland with with over 6,000 years of human history, and you can visit it for the most serene time of your life.
This unspoiled paradise features salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks with many natural trails that will lead you to experience complete solitude. The trails winds up to unique salt marshes with a variety of wild habitat including otters, alligators, and blue herons.
If you are traveling northeast , you need to make this stunning spot a part of your road trip. The 46,000 acre area has individual parks and many activities to adventure around.
One of the most popular activities to do within the preserve is kayaking on the waterways, though it is required that you have a map and have some knowledge about the local tides. You can rent a kayak at Kayak Amelia which is located near the bridge to Big Talbot Island on A1A.
Visitors can also take advantage of the many natural hiking trails at Fort Caroline National Memorial, Theodore Roosevelt Area, Fort George Island with a 3.5 mile nature trail loop, Kingsley Plantation, and the Talbot Islands State Park.
We recommend you take a full day to visit the preserve so you can make tons of different stops and engage in plenty of fun activities. The activities within the preserve are free with the exception of Little Talbot Island State Park. Also, make sure your bring food and water as there is no food at the park sites.
All you need is a good pair of sneakers and a backpack of any anticipated supplies.
Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve is located at 12713 Fort Caroline Road Jacksonville, FL 32225.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.