North Florida Hiking Trails

52 First Coast Hiking Trails for 2024

Are you up for a challenge? Join Jacksonville Beach Moms as we explore 52 local hiking trails this year. It’s the perfect way to get your family exploring nature in the new year. Want to discover more of beautiful North Florida? You’ve got 52 weeks, how many can you complete?

You can use the linked list below to pick the best hiking trails for your family, or download our free printable North Florida Hiking Trails Bucket List.

52 First Coast Hiking Trails

North Florida Hiking Trails Bucket List

Betz Tiger Point Preserve
Willie Browne Trail
Mike Roess Goldhead State Park
Tide Views Preserve Loop
Ravine Gardens State Park
Bulls Bay Preserve
Reddie Point Preserve
Blue Cypress Park
Losco Regional Park
Kingsley Plantation
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
UNF Trails
Jacksonville Arboretum
Tillie K Fowler Regional Park Tower Trail
Talbot Islands State Park Black Rock Trail
Hanna Park
Fort Caroline Hammock Trail
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve Park
Castaway Island
Guana Tolomato Matanzas Preserve
Camp Chowenwaw Park
Tree Hill Nature Center
Alpine Groves Park
Stokes Landing Conservation Area
Fort Matanzas Overlook Trail
Cradle Creek Preserve
Spanish Pond Trail
Ronnie Van Zant Memorial Park
Ortega Stream Valley Trailhead
Dunns Farm Trail Jennings State Forest
Egans Creek Greenway
Camp Milton Preserve
Fort Clinch State Park
Crooked River State Park
Bogey Creek Preserve
Big Shoals State Park
Bayard Conservation Area
Drummond Point Park
Seaton Creek Preserve
Anastasia State Park
Guana River Wildlife Management Area
Palencia Boardwalk
Cedar Point Preserve
Salt Springs
Amelia Island State Park
Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
Cecil Recreation Trail
Mala Compra Greenway Trail
Bird Island Park
Arlington Lions Club Park Trail
Little Talbot Island Nature Trail

Where to take kids to hike in North Florida

Winter weather is prime time to hike in Florida so dust off those hiking shoes, no flip flops here, and head out. While many of these hikes are free there are also plenty of trails that are located within a State Park. Plan ahead and purchase a Florida State Parks pass to really make the most of your year long challenge.

Hiking around Jacksonville

Remember no one is tracking your steps or even your progress, for this challenge just get out there. We hope that these hike suggestions encourage you to get outside, make new memories with your family and friends, and make new connections. What you’ll get out of the challenge may surprise you. Mental clarity, a spiritual connection with mother nature, who knows. Make sure to tag #JaxBeachMoms in your photos and progress. Let us know you’ve accepted our challenge. Happy trails!

Jillian Gishler is a New Englander at heart. Born in Jacksonville Beach, she grew up in Massachusetts but was beckoned back to Florida by Mickey Mouse for a Disney World Internship. She returned to the beach in 2005 after graduating from Florida State. Ten years ago she opened her handmade & vintage collective shop, Sew Vicious, in Neptune Beach. Jillian raises chickens, is a passionate gardener, a DIYer, a thrift store junkie, a deal loving mama, and has several inspirational travel journals available on Amazon. She leads her daughters Girl Scout Troop, teaches sewing at a local Montessori School, and is a Parents Who Lead Alumni. She loves surprising her husband and daughters with mini-vacations around the Sunshine State.

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