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Tower Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.6 (5)

The tower trail features singletrack, old brick roads, and an observation tower.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

100%

Runnable

11' 3 m

High

4' 1 m

Low

7' 2 m

Up

8' 2 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

1%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding

Closes at sunset.

Runner Notes

Some very rooty sections might cause you to slow down or use caution.

Description

The Tower Trail begins on and intersects with various old, overgrown, brick roads. There is an observation tower toward the northwest corner of the trail, and from it you can see marsh and the Ortega River, an offshoot of the St. Johns River. There are interestingly bent trees all along this park, some of which you can see from this trail. The trail is sometimes above ground on a boardwalk in areas that tend to flood.

Fun facts: Tilley Fowler used to be called Westside Regional Park. There is an Archery club onsite, as well as a play area for children, picnic areas, and a somewhat new dog park. If you like seafood, Trent's is located right next door and is pretty great.

Flora & Fauna

There are lots of pine trees in the park, and don't be surprised if you come across some stray cats.

Contacts

Land Manager: JaxParks

Shared By:

Kyriaki Karalis

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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  3.6 from 5 votes
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#226

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#20,514

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Photos

Nature Center
Aug 6, 2018 near Orange…, FL
Some of the more open part of the Tower Trail. Also, the bridge in this photo is actually part of the trail that's above ground, and it actually goes over part of the brick road.
Feb 21, 2016 near Orange…, FL
Butterfly by the Nature center
Aug 6, 2018 near Orange…, FL
Wooden Bridge over brick walk way
Aug 6, 2018 near Orange…, FL
Some of the beautiful flora near the end of the trail, which runs alongside the fenced-in dog park.
Feb 21, 2016 near Orange…, FL

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