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Julington-Durbin Preserve Loop

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 4.1 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A wide 5.8-mile loop, with a 3 mile option as well.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

100%

Runnable

15' 4 m

High

3' 1 m

Low

21' 6 m

Up

20' 6 m

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Avg Grade (0°)

1%

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Features River/Creek

Overview

This loop uses two very flat, wide trails and meanders through pine forest.

Need to Know

Google Maps will try to direct you into the bordering neighborhood by turning off Bartram Park Boulevard onto Pavilion Drive. Don't following these directions - instead, continue another 100 yards south of Pavilion Drive and turn onto an unnamed, single lane dirt road going off to the west. There is a sign for the trailhead but it's not obvious if you aren't watching for it.

Description

The trail circumnavigates the strip of land between Julington and Durbin creeks but the creeks are never in view on this particular route. Most of the trail is hard-packed sand or grass covered. The trail is extremely easy as there are no roots, rocks, or elevation changes.

Most of the trail is shaded but there are short sections with no trees. This featured run follows sections of the White Blaze Trail and Yellow Trail, each of which is marked by painted blazes on the trees lining the trail. There is an option to shorten the run to 3 miles by staying on the White Blaze Trail rather than continuing onto the Yellow Trail around mile 1.5.

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Amy White

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  4.1 from 14 votes

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  4.1 from 14 votes
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It's pretty open in parts so be prepared when it's hot and sunny!
Oct 1, 2016 near Fruit Cove, FL
This is a typical section of trail. Some sections are sandy dirt while others are grass-covered.
Mar 1, 2017 near Fruit Cove, FL
Beautiful white flowers along the trail
Jul 9, 2018 near Fruit Cove, FL
A group of very old palms
Jul 9, 2018 near Fruit Cove, FL
Some beautiful wildflowers along the yellow trail.
Jul 9, 2018 near Fruit Cove, FL
Met a guy studying butterflies. He told me there were 61 know species in the Julington-Durbin Preserve.
Oct 1, 2016 near Fruit Cove, FL

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Aug 17, 2018
Jamie Johnson
4.1mi
Mar 1, 2017
Amy White
Ran/walked. Appreciated the shady sections! 5.8mi — 1h 15m
Jan 22, 2017
EL Eligon
Awesome trail. Did the the 3 mile loop and turned around and went back the opposite way. Great for trail sprints. Will hit the 5 mile loop next time. 6.4mi
Nov 30, 2016
Jerry Spangler
winded. great run, cloudy conditions, 65° 3.4mi