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Theodore Roosevelt Area

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13165 Mount Pleasant Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1227
+1 904-641-7155
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Real Florida Trails

This place has beautiful wide trails with hills, boardwalks, and lookouts. The Spanish Pond and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
Nice for hiking

Went over to take a look when visiting Jacksonville. Nice preserve for hiking with a moderate... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
David B
Coral Gables, Florida
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Wildlife surrounds more than four miles of scenic hiking trails, including rare birds, raccoons, foxes, and turtles. Guided tours take place each Saturday afternoon to help visitors learn more about the ecological zones in the park and to point out some of the area's hard-to-spot animals.
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“mile loop” (2 reviews)
13165 Mount Pleasant Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1227
+1 904-641-7155
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This place has beautiful wide trails with hills, boardwalks, and lookouts. The Spanish Pond and Marsh areas are so pretty and the view from the top of the hill on the Timucuan trail is equally impressive. Bikes are not allowed on these trails. Bathrooms are...More

Thank guitarfrenzy34
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Went over to take a look when visiting Jacksonville. Nice preserve for hiking with a moderate sized parking area. Signage taking you to the location is a bit lacking so use your GPS.

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Love this national Park which is close to my home! I have been there just about every month of the year except July or August when it's just too hot to enjoy the paths through the woods are just beautiful very pet friendly always see...More

Thank Arelene1893
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I love the National Park property Theodore Roosevelt which has beautiful hiking/ and walking trails. Inside, past the parking area one can take the 1 mile loop ( walk) or the 3 mile loop which will lead you to the Marsh area. Florida in the...More

Thank smileyblueyes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Free access, a mostly wide trail, small inclines, a variety of local flora, a short bridge over a slow-moving creek, a piece of conservation history, a Civil War veteran's grave, and a fifteen-foot lookout platform over the marsh all make for a really pleasant and...More

Thank Mywifeyshiguy
Reviewed 13 September 2016

hidden gem. worth the visit if you are looking for a quick hike or mtn bike ride. round trip hikes from 30 minutes to an hour depending on route

Thank Casey M
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We were told to check out the river view after we visited Fort Caroline, we realized the access was to the right of fence and down a bit to a parking lot. There is place for a picnic aside the parking area. Great display of...More

Thank LDubie
Reviewed 18 June 2016

My husband and I hike here almost daily. It's beautiful and peaceful. We always start at the Fort Caroline parking lot and make our way down to the Theodore Roosevelt parking lot and do the red to blue to green loop, then back on the...More

3  Thank sandrablackburn71
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Such wonderful vegetation and natural beauty. The area is kept up well. I can read a lot of history of the area. It's really just wonderful to see nature in its wild state.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 4 December 2015

The Teddy Roosevelt area of the Timucuan Preserve is my favorite hiking spot in Jax. It offers a rich history, scenic views, and actual (though small) elevation changes. Take the Willie Brown trail and enjoy the marsh from the observation tower. Examine the age-old oyster...More

1  Thank TheRealCaryB
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20 April 2016|
Response from TheRealCaryB | Reviewed this property |
The trail along the marsh has ups/downs with heavy roots. However, I've certainly seen people out there running so it's doable. With the network of trails I don't see why you couldn't arrange your route to avoid that section.