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Fort Caroline Trails

Intermediate

Trail

4.2 mile 6.7 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 157' 48 m
Descent: -157' -48 m
High: 78' 24 m
Low: 15' 5 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Felicia Boyd

A tri-trail path with a surprising amount of elevation for Florida standards.

Felicia Boyd

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Overview

The run consists of a few inclines that make this neck of the woods special in contrast to the flat state of Florida. Experienced runners and active individuals will have no challenge on this trail. However, this does not remove the fact that there is some level of difficulty in ascending certain sections of the trail.

Three trails are followed in this four-mile expedition: Spanish Pond Trail, Willie Browne Trail, Timucuan Trail. Trees create a canopy aesthetic throughout all of the trails and offer ample shade.

Need to Know

Wear bug spray and a hat to combat the risk of insect bites.

Description

The run in Fort Caroline was one of both refreshment and recalibration. Although in close proximity to the city, it offers a different world that is rarely seen in a normal day in Duval.

The Fort Caroline trails followed offered some level of challenge in its occasional incline. Experienced runners and active individuals will not have a problem but nonetheless, should be aware of the slope. The inclination is what distinguishes this run from others in the Northeast Florida region.

A fairly high manmade wooden lookout point exists near the Timucuan Trail along a black-marked trail. This is a great opportunity for both pictures and a potential break.

History & Background

The Theodore Roosevelt Area (where the trails are located) was once owned by Willie Brown. Brown gave his land away in his will to the public after he died so that individuals could enjoy the beauty that his estate had to offer. Brown had the opportunity to sell it to developers and make a lot of money. However, he instead wanted to share the joy of nature. Willie Brown named this area after Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States who founded the U.S. National Park Service.

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Land Manager: JaxParks

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Photos

Another view of the marsh from the elevated platform.
Aug 20, 2016 near Atlanti…, FL
A nice tree for a short break
Aug 20, 2016 near Atlanti…, FL
View of the surrounding marsh from an elevated platform.
Aug 20, 2016 near Atlanti…, FL
Sunlight on the trail
Aug 20, 2016 near Atlanti…, FL
Wonderful shade along the trail
Aug 20, 2016 near Atlanti…, FL
A shaded boardwalk at Fort Caroline.
Aug 20, 2016 near Atlanti…, FL

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