Black Creek Trail

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The Black Creek Trail parallels U.S. Highway 17, from Orange Park south to Black Creek Park near Lakeside, FL, just south of Jacksonville. Passing through scenic forest and wetlands, the trail traverses Fleming Island, though it's not a true island, flanked on the east by the St. Johns River and Doctor's Lake, a river inlet, on the west.

The trail passes by Moccasin Slough Park, a 255-acre wildlife preserve and nature park, home to alligators, bald eagles, and numerous waterfowl species. The recently developed park includes picnic areas, gazebo, playground and a structure for environmental education programs, all along Raggedy Point Road. There are also upland trails and wetland boardwalks with observation decks and a kayak launch.

Use extreme caution when crossing the several intersections along the trail. Be especially cautious when crossing the intersections at Pace Island and CR 220 at Eagle Harbor. Vehicles turning right don't always respect the "walk" signals, and the walk signal timing is very short.

Parking and Trail Access

Black Creek Park, FL, is just south of Jacksonville on US 17/CR 15. Parking is available at Black Creek Park, which also has a covered pavilion and restrooms. The park is at 7890 US Highway 17.

Reviews

Only For The Neighborhood

   January, 2017 by emailclifduff

Not a clean trail. Too Many Intersections. Unkept Boardwalk caused a flat with my partner. 👎 Don't Waist You Time. read more

Almost got hit by a car - be careful

   December, 2016 by meckayel

This trail is rather beautiful and has great potential, but it is simply way too dangerous! There are several busy intersection with multiple lanes. The light turned as I was crossing one of them. The outer drivers saw me and remained stopped but not ...read more

Too much vehicle traffic

   December, 2016 by covington_gary

I like to ride these trails because it's quieter than riding on the roads and I get some good exercise out of it. I got neither of them while riding this trail. I had to stop more times than I care to count for every little driveway on the trail, not ...read more