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Reddie Point Preserve Route

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Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 71' 22 m
Descent: -71' -22 m
High: 34' 10 m
Low: 1' 0 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Savannah Hensley

An open trail with beautiful scenery and views of the water to enjoy on the way in.

Savannah Hensley

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly There's plenty to explore along this short hike, and the tread is good for strollers.

Overview

This hike is nicely located next to the St. Johns River and a collection of small ponds. The area's amenities include a long fishing pier and covered picnic tables which are great for sightseeing or a post hike lunch.

Between the fishing pier, Main Trail, Marsh Trail, and a number of connectors, there are plenty of different ways to enjoy the park. All of the options are pleasant and easy, and the beautiful trails are a great adventure to take your family on.

Need to Know

Bring water and bug spray. After a heavy rain, there are areas of the trail that can be a little mucky, particularly near the marsh.

Description

From the parking area, head past the fishing pier to follow the Main Trail into the pleasantly shaded trees. If you keep left at the second intersection the trail soon connects with the Marsh Trail (if you're looking for an optional up-close river detour). Beware that the Marsh Trail takes on some characteristics of its namesake, and can be on the muddy side.

Next, turn to the south and take a left at the next intersection. This short outer loop will soon cut back into the trees and swing hikers back toward the pier. Before you get there though, take the next left for a short and easy detour to the pond near the park's entrance. From there, simply head back to the parking area to enjoy the pier or a lunch.

Flora & Fauna

There were many types of wildflowers, butterflies, and bumblebees along the way!

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Nov 17, 2018
Calvin Hilton
1.6mi — 0h 34m
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  4.0 from 3 votes

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Opening of the trail past the marsh.
Oct 18, 2016 near Jackson…, FL
Where part of the trail meets the pavement. You are able to cross the road to make a loop on the trail!
Oct 18, 2016 near Jackson…, FL
The trail is full of gorgeous butterflies!
Oct 18, 2016 near Jackson…, FL
Beginning of the trail.
Oct 18, 2016 near Jackson…, FL
Coming back around to the beginning of the trail.
Oct 18, 2016 near Jackson…, FL
Looking out at the marsh from the trail.
Oct 18, 2016 near Jackson…, FL

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