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Julington-Durbin Preserve Loop

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 3.9 (19) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A wide 5.8-mile loop, with a 3 mile option as well.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

Loop

15' 4 m

High

3' 1 m

Low

21' 6 m

Up

20' 6 m

Down

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1%

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Features River/Creek

Overview

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.

Description

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.

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Shared By:

Amy White

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 19 votes

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  3.9 from 19 votes
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Photos

It's pretty open in parts so be prepared when it's hot and sunny!
Oct 1, 2016 near Fruit Cove, FL
This is a typical section of trail. Some sections are sandy dirt while others are grass-covered.
Mar 1, 2017 near Fruit Cove, FL
Beautiful white flowers along the trail
Jul 9, 2018 near Fruit Cove, FL
A group of very old palms
Jul 9, 2018 near Fruit Cove, FL
Some beautiful wildflowers along the yellow trail.
Jul 9, 2018 near Fruit Cove, FL
Met a guy studying butterflies. He told me there were 61 know species in the Julington-Durbin Preserve.
Oct 1, 2016 near Fruit Cove, FL

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Oct 3, 2021
Joey Freeman
3.2mi — 1h 10m
May 25, 2021
Anthony Lambruschi
I biked this trail including an extra mile spur off the tip. Lots of loose sand and much more exposure than I expected made it a bit of a grueling… 8mi
May 10, 2021
Stephen H
6mi
Feb 2, 2021
Samantha Haas
Dec 13, 2020
Stephen H
4mi
Dec 12, 2020
Brent A
5.7mi — 2h 17m
Dec 8, 2020
Stephen H
first time here 4mi — 1h 00m
Dec 2, 2020
Tess Finney
nice hike, good scenery and it was a nice day today. i wish i had more time to do more of the trail. 4mi