We talked with CityCycle Jacksonville’s Alice Gould and asked her to share some of her favorite places to bike on the First Coast. Enjoy!
North Bank Riverwalk – paved multi-use trail
201 East Coastline Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32202
From Berkman Plaza to the Riverside Arts Market
just 2 miles long, but best view of the city and the St. Johns River
Baldwin Trail – paved multi-use trail
1800 Imeson Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32220
located on the West side of Jacksonville, this Rails to Trails path runs 14.5 miles in one direction. Turkeys, turtles, cattle, quail, deer can sometimes be spotted along the trail.
Camp Milton Historic Preserve is located along the trail and can also be accessed at 1175 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville, FL 32220
The Preserve was a Civil War encampment that features Civil War earthworks and an 1800′s Florida farmstead. The Camp Milton Historic reserve has been added as a site for the Great Florida Birding Trail due to the diversity of species that can be seen.
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park – off road trails for Mountain Biking, hiking
500 Wonderwood Dr, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 (904) 249-4700
Located next to the Atlantic Ocean, Hanna Park features over 20 miles of off road trails for cross country mountain bike riding. Campsites and many recreational amenities are located at this site.
Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park - off road trails for Mountain Biking, hiking
7000 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244
2.5 miles of off road trail is great for a quick spin on the Mountain Bike after work or add on the hiking trails for additional milage.
SORBA-JAX, the local chapter of the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association has put in a lot of work to improve the trails and increase the fun factor.
Dog Park, Nature Center, and Playground are also housed within the park
Amelia Island Trail – paved bike trail, part of the East Coast Greenway
6.2 miles mostly under live oak canopy
Parking is available at Amelia Island State Park (State Road A1A North) on the trail’s southern end and at Peters Point Beachfront Park (1974 S. Fletcher Ave.) on the trail’s north end.