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Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

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Address: 2 Imeson Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32220
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+1 904-573-2498

Once a part of the CSX railway line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail...

Once a part of the CSX railway line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail will be a thoroughfare for hikers, bikers, and equestrians when complete. This unique park provides a 14.5-mile greenway between Imeson Road and County Road 121, just past the town of Baldwin.

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Nice ride!

Went mid week. Great place for a relaxing ride or for the serious rider. Smooth asphalt. Tree canopied most of the way. Benches along the way to take a break. Bathrooms also at... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2016
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

Went mid week. Great place for a relaxing ride or for the serious rider. Smooth asphalt. Tree canopied most of the way. Benches along the way to take a break. Bathrooms also at various locations along the way. All in all, worth the trip. We road for about two hours and did not do the whole trail. But we are... More 

2 Thank JACK F
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

This walking and biking trail offers a pleasant alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city. The trail is wide enough for four or five bicycles and is paved. It runs for 14 miles to the countryside. The trail is mostly shaded during the day with Forest on either side. There are restrooms water and picnic facilities about halfway... More 

1 Thank johnnymars
Fleming Island, Florida
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a great ride for bicyclers who are tired of dodging traffic. It is a nice asphalt path through woods, farmland and residential areas. The day I went there were serious bikers, couples, kids with training wheels, kids in strollers, walkers, joggers and even a couple on horseback. Even though you sometimes feel you are in the middle of... More 

1 Thank Larry3028
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This was an excellent place to ride our bikes today. The trail is flat, paved and smooth. The trees are pines and palms. There were cows in some of the fields. There are very clean restrooms. There is easy parking. There was very little traffic. Florida could give the other forty nine states lessons on how to build and maintain... More 

1 Thank travelingrm
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

Great place to run, walk bike. Family oriented! If there are heavy rains water levels seem to increase quite a bit.

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Orange Park, Florida
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

We love this trail and bring as many friends and family members with us, but we start at the baldwin entrance. Tried the jax one and didn't like the power lines you have to ride past to get to the trees. I think it was about 1 1/2 miles you have to ride, its ok but prefer the baldwin start.... More 

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Jax Beach
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is probably Jacksonville's best cycling trail. It's a shame that it's located in such an inconvenient location west of town, and that it is all but impossible to safely ride there from anywhere else in town. Maybe some day, Jacksonville will develop a better cycling infrastructure that will connect this great trail with the rest of the City. Until... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This trail is a relatively wide paved strip with a closely-mown grass shoulder on both sides. Almost all the way it is tree-lined which often provides shade from the hot Florida sun. It is very close to flat with only the mildest of undulations. The main problem with it that it is inaccessible by any form of public transit, so... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2015

My family has enjoyed riding bikes on this trail for years. When I tell people about Jacksonville I always include the trail because I think it is one of the best things Jacksonville has to offer. One is able to enjoy a beautiful outdoors experience on a well-maintained paved path with good parking and bathrooms. Most of the people who... More 

2 Thank wmmentz
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Paved trail runs 15 miles (30 roundtrip) from Imeson Road in Jacksonville to Baldwin. Parking and restroom facilities are available at both ends of the trail and at the 5-6 mile point - Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Trail is mostly rural passing by some homes, farmland, pasture, wetlands and pines. Trees overhanging the trail provide shade. This is a wonderful... More 

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