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Theodore Roosevelt Area

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Address: 13165 Mount Pleasant Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1227
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+1 904-641-7155

Wildlife surrounds more than four miles of scenic hiking trails, including...

Wildlife surrounds more than four miles of scenic hiking trails, including rare birds, raccoons, foxes, and turtles. Guided tours take place each Saturday afternoon to help visitors learn more about the ecological zones in the park and to point out some of the area's hard-to-spot animals.

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Nice for hiking

Went over to take a look when visiting Jacksonville. Nice preserve for hiking with a moderate sized parking area. Signage taking you to the location is a bit lacking so use your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David B
Coral Gables, Florida
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Coral Gables, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went over to take a look when visiting Jacksonville. Nice preserve for hiking with a moderate sized parking area. Signage taking you to the location is a bit lacking so use your GPS.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Love this national Park which is close to my home! I have been there just about every month of the year except July or August when it's just too hot to enjoy the paths through the woods are just beautiful very pet friendly always see people walking their dogs beautiful view of Water

Thank Arelene1893
jacksonville, fl
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I love the National Park property Theodore Roosevelt which has beautiful hiking/ and walking trails. Inside, past the parking area one can take the 1 mile loop ( walk) or the 3 mile loop which will lead you to the Marsh area. Florida in the raw- as it was ..... there is a lookout platform when you find the marsh.... More 

Thank smileyblueyes
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Free access, a mostly wide trail, small inclines, a variety of local flora, a short bridge over a slow-moving creek, a piece of conservation history, a Civil War veteran's grave, and a fifteen-foot lookout platform over the marsh all make for a really pleasant and refreshing hike not far from the city. Be aware that there are no restrooms along... More 

Thank Mywifeyshiguy
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

hidden gem. worth the visit if you are looking for a quick hike or mtn bike ride. round trip hikes from 30 minutes to an hour depending on route

Thank Casey M
Macclenny, Florida
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We were told to check out the river view after we visited Fort Caroline, we realized the access was to the right of fence and down a bit to a parking lot. There is place for a picnic aside the parking area. Great display of maps and the trail system. No geocaches in this area, but views were worth the... More 

Thank LDubie
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

My husband and I hike here almost daily. It's beautiful and peaceful. We always start at the Fort Caroline parking lot and make our way down to the Theodore Roosevelt parking lot and do the red to blue to green loop, then back on the red. It's kept up very nicely. Bugs are bad on the hot days so make... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Such wonderful vegetation and natural beauty. The area is kept up well. I can read a lot of history of the area. It's really just wonderful to see nature in its wild state.

Thank Bernardo F
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

The Teddy Roosevelt area of the Timucuan Preserve is my favorite hiking spot in Jax. It offers a rich history, scenic views, and actual (though small) elevation changes. Take the Willie Brown trail and enjoy the marsh from the observation tower. Examine the age-old oyster mounds and watch the ground move as the fiddler crabs scurry out of your way.... More 

Thank TheRealCaryB
Melbourne VIC Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

This was an interesting place of trails located right across from the Fort Caroline area. Nice scenery, easy trails but take bug spray.

Thank Grasshopper7

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