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Island Trail

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This is an easy, paved path with plenty to see along the way.


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Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly The trail has opportunities for fresh air, exercise, picnics, wildlife viewing, and outdoor education.

Description

Park in the circle at the end of the drive into the park. Hike out onto the covered observation platform overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Then hike approximately 50 yards back from the parking area to the Island Trail, a combination of paved cement path and wooden walkway. After going over a small bridge, the path becomes a kid-friendly interpretive nature trail where there are painted animal tracks and interpretive signs about the animals that would have made the tracks. After about 0.22 miles, the path makes a loop before returning on the same path for a total trip of 0.45 miles. For a longer stroll, take the wooden boardwalk side trail that leads to two scenic marsh overlooks before you reach the loop. This will add approximately 0.4 miles to your hike for a total of 0.8 miles. The Island Trail ranges from partly shaded to full sun.

Contacts

Local Club: Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation

Land Manager: JaxParks

Shared By:

Felicia Boyd

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Part of the trail
Aug 6, 2018 near Jackson…, FL
View of the St. John's River from the edge of the pier.
Aug 5, 2016 near Jackson…, FL
View of the St. John's River from afar as well as the pier from the side.
Aug 5, 2016 near Jackson…, FL
The Castaway Island Trail starts here.
Aug 5, 2016 near Jackson…, FL
A view of the marsh with sparsely-leaved tree remnants.
Aug 5, 2016 near Jackson…, FL
A view of the marsh with a small 'moat' in the foreground and various flora in the background.
Aug 5, 2016 near Jackson…, FL

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