“A wide 5.8-mile loop, with a 3 mile option as well.”
— Amy White
This loop uses two very flat, wide trails and meanders through pine forest.
Need to Know
Google Maps will try to direct you into the bordering neighborhood by turning off Bartram Park Boulevard onto Pavilion Drive. Don't following these directions - instead, continue another 100 yards south of Pavilion Drive and turn onto an unnamed, single lane dirt road going off to the west. There is a sign for the trailhead but it's not obvious if you aren't watching for it.
The trail circumnavigates the strip of land between Julington and Durbin creeks but the creeks are never in view on this particular route. Most of the trail is hard-packed sand or grass covered. The trail is extremely easy as there are no roots, rocks, or elevation changes.
Most of the trail is shaded but there are short sections with no trees. This featured hike follows sections of the White Blaze Trail
and Yellow Trail
, each of which is marked by painted blazes on the trees lining the trail. There is an option to shorten the hike to 3 miles by staying on the White Blaze Trail
rather than continuing onto the Yellow Trail
around mile 1.5.