A beautiful, easy trail around a small lake that can be used to access more technical terrain.”
— Kyriaki Karalis
Open daily from 8AM-5PM; gate to the parking area locks promptly at closing.
Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Family Friendly: Jacksonville Arboretum offers some children's programming during parts of the year. Also, most flora are labeled (some with QR codes), making this park an educational experience for everyone.
The Lake Loop is a pleasant, easy trail that is just about wheelchair accessible, with no roots and very little elevation change. From the Lake Loop, keep an eye out for trail heads to more difficult singletrack trails with more elevation change and roots.
Flora & Fauna
In the lake, you can see turtles and fish pretty regularly, and there is apparently an alligator. Many native plants are visible, many of them clearly labeled. Birds abound.