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Explore the best rated trails in Saint Simons, GA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Hampton Spur Bike Trail and Timucuan Trail. With more than 6 trails covering 56 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
I can't give enough stars for such a nice wide trail that roams through beach views, piers, playgrounds, coastal ponds, historical buildings and more.
Jekyll Island will spoil you! It’s worth the drive wherever you are! Clean, we’ll kept and park services are superb. Safety and security is top notch. There’s even a GA State Trooper post located on the island. Great restaurants and the entire island is bike and dog friendly!
Rode 12 miles of the best bike trails. The path will take you by the ocean, historical area, piers, concessions, sunny and shaded areas. Check the tide charts for low tide, so you can ride the driftwood beach section.
Great trail. Take it across the bridge to Talbot island and then take the path to the beach. Amazing
We loved Jekyll Island and most of the trail.
Most of the trail is lovely, but there are some sections where the surface is rough making it a challenge for "small wheels" like Inline skates or Trikkes. One section was worn concrete and a few sections had shells embedded in the concrete, which looks pretty but is a rough surface to skate on.
Much of the trail is brand new, wide, concrete and is excellent. Near the south end, the pavement suddenly stops and you are forced onto the road if you are on wheels that can't ride on sand. I hope they will continue the paved section all the way around the south end. It wasn't crowded when we road (January) but in the summer, riding on the road would not be safe.
The trail is well marked and we will come again, but plan our trip with caution to the unpaved portions.
This little Island has beauty, history, great restaurants, and many activities that are all accessible via the bike trail. It was a grand day out for sure. We covered the entire trail, toured the historic Jekyll Island Club and museum; ate a terrific lunch on the water and enjoyed the beach. Who could ask for more?
Started at north end in a large parking lot along the beach. Trail is very winding and interesting but does have a few road crossings. People seem very aware of bikers making crossings easy.
Despite being relatively short and still fragmented, this trail is still a very solid 5. We began our ride at the parking lot for the Fishing Pier / boat launch at the northernmost entrance to Big Talbot State Park. Parking is limited, but the $3 fee is nominal. Clean restrooms make this a very good staging place. This location also serves as great trailhead for the lower quality, but still worthwhile Amelia Island Trail. It is very safe to use the extra-wide, bike only lane across the A1A bridge connecting both the Ameila Island and Timucuan trails.
The Timucuan Trail is currently broken into 2 segments, but the bike crossing over the bridge connecting Big Island and Little Island State Parks is currently under active construction. Hooray!
We only did the Big Island State Park section along with the Amelia Island Trail. We just didn’t have time to re-stage our vehicle before needing to head on. That said, the 3 or 4 miles we did was stupendous. Take the Black Rock Beach spur to Driftwood Beach. Never found Black Rock, but the ¼ mile to Driftwood Beach is most definitely worth it. Mountain bike not needed, it’s very easy for a hybrid.
While pleasant enough, partially shaded, and modestly scenic, the further north you go on his trail the more urban the interface becomes. The entire trail parallels route A1A. Traffic is not a major distraction as speed limits are fairly low at around 35 mph. Lots of driveway crossings, but not a big deal, as the vast majority of drivers are courteous.
The trail is not worth it as a standalone trail, but when combined with the Timucuan Trail to the south it does becomes a worthwhile ride. We began our ride just at the south of the Nassau Sound Bridge at the parking lot for the Fishing Pier / boat launch and entrance to Big Talbot State Park. This parking lot is the northernmost trailhead for the wonderful Timucuan Trail. But it also serves as great trailhead for the Amelia Island Trail. Parking is limited, but the $3 fee is nominal. Clean restrooms make this a very good staging place. You could also consider using the Amelia Island State Park on the north side of the bridge as an alternative.
At one time the George Crady Fishing Pier Bridge provide a pleasant bike / pedestrian only alternative to the A1A bridge. However, it is now permanently closed. Fortunately, it is very safe to use the extra-wide, bike only lane across the A1A bridge connecting both the Amelia Island and Timucuan trails.
We rode as far north as Scott Road, then headed east on this quiet, scenic, and mostly traffic free road enjoying the view of these truly wonderful homes. It was a great way to connect to Amelia Island Parkway. Turning south (right) onto the sidewalk alongside Amelia Island Parkway, the Scott Road Public Beach Access is about one tenth of a mile south of Scott Road. This bonus is an alternative and little-known beach access trailhead with free parking. Your only concessions are a port-a-potty instead of a restroom and less proximity to the higher quality Timucuan Trail.
We didn’t do it, but you could easily go north on the Amelia Island Parkway sidewalk and end up at the northern Peters Point Beachfront Park Trailhead. Likely a more pleasant path than staying on A1A. We continued southwesterly on Amelia Island Parkway, and soon connected back to the main Amelia Island Trail for our return trip. The sidewalk is just sufficient to safely pass the occasional oncoming walker or bicyclist. And it affords a much woodsier feel than the rest of the trail. Gotta give this trail a conditional 4. It is not a stand-alone 5, like the adjacent Timucuan Trail, but it is a worthwhile extension to make for a full day of enjoyable outing.
This trail is really a multi-use sidewalk with many intersections, traffic lights, lots of motor vehicle traffic, lots of starts and stops, with users who don't understand the protocol for using a multi-use trail safely and courteously. If you are a serious cyclist, I do not recommend this trail for all the above reasons.
We found bike paths all over the island. We could bike out of our VRBO which was on Demere Rd and go to the beach, restaurants and explored the Hampton Spur. Make sure you get to Dolce Dough for your morning donut and a southern Soul for BBQ.
We only had a limited time so we started from Amelia Island State Park (parking but no restrooms - park entrance is $2/person). Road 20 min north then had to turn around due to time constraints. Would love to come back when we have more time.
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