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The Amelia Island Trail, on Florida's northeastern coast, runs from Peters Point Beachfront Park to Amelia Island State Park in the city of Fernandina Beach. Much of the paved, tree-lined route...
The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail will eventually stretch 68 miles from Kingsland north to Riceboro, a lush corridor of longleaf pine forest, marsh and saw grass, which crosses tidal rivers and creeks. It...
|GA||6.25 mi||Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone||
The Hampton Spur Bike Trail, located in the community of St. Simon Island on Georgia’s southeast coast, is a relaxing ride that provides scenery of trees as well as the rivers and ocean surrounding...
The Jekyll Island Trail is a combination of loops and connecting trails that make up a 24-mile-long route circling this island on the southeast coast of Georgia. A large portion of the trail system is...
|GA||24.8 mi||Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt||
Along the northeast coast of Jacksonville, sections of the developing Timucuan Trail have been built in Big Talbot Island State Park and Little Talbot Island State Park. Both offer beautiful, pristine...
We ride this often. The actual trail is 19 miles. You do some dirt, road, bridges, go through woods, over creeks, through ancient oaks and in front of the beach. Very nice. Needs lots of repairs and cleaning after Hurricane Irma.
We road from the State Park on the southern end to Peters Point and back. We thought this trail might have some ocean views but it doesn't, except at the endpoints. Its a nice ride but it's literally right next to busy A1A highway. The trail crosses it 3 times and there is a lot of road noise from the big trucks on A1A. You will be safe on this path, but if you want a quiet ride, this is not the trail for you.
The northern starting point with free parking and facilities is Peters Point Park right on the ocean. Heading south the trail along Amelia Island Parkway is narrow concrete so the high speed bikers might find it confining but I loved the curves and the already blossoming spring flowers. You do have to be careful at the many drive ways. I loved the fact that they had sanded off the bumps where one payment had risen above its neighbor creating a bump. There is an alternative wider trail starting at the same point and running along the main highways also to the south. Youker
The scenery is by far one of our favorites, the ride takes you from the marsh, to historic buildings, blending to the beach and ocean views, along the way you will encounter shopping and resturants, golf courses, the water park and nature. Simply a relaxing ride with mostly wide paths to alow traffic in both directions. No matter the season you will fall in love with this treasure of the coast. From the fast paced rider to the laid back cruiser, Jekyll offers something for all. We take our 6 year old nephew with us on some rides and he loves it even on his smaller bike. The trails are a very nice ride for our cruisers and our friends ride road bikes and they also found it a pleasing ride. There has been alot of improvements over the last year to the riding paths. I don't see many being disappointed after their experience here. Come for the day, stay for the week, or discover your home away from home.
The Amelia Island State Park parking lot address is actually listed on map as 8148 1st Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA. It is on your right side just after the bridge. I put in the 8162-8164 Florida A1A, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA as coordinates but could not find the state park until I found the correct listed address. Amelia Island State Park cost two dollars for the day to park. The booth was closed so they had an honor system. You can also go through the first parking area to the second, if you want to get to the nice white sandy beach area to swim or fish. There wasn't much traffic or bikers being it was the middle of the week and day.
I walked from the park to the third rotary which was exactly 3 miles. The trail was a pleasant walk. The trail was curvy and hilly and pleasant to walk and even though it was next to 1st Coast Highway (A1A). The ride up the coast to the park and back home was beautiful and enjoyable.
I'm fairly new to bike riding but this was by far the route I've ever ridden.
Wonderful trail, wonderful ride!! We enjoyed every bit of it!
We went to the Northern trail. Most of the trail is out of the sun. Great side trails for exploring. Beautiful little ride and trailhead.
I started my ride at the Little Talbot Island State Park. Most of the "trail" here is a marked-off section of the road going back to the furthermost parking lot. There is NO shade and very little to see. However, it is wide and smooth the entire way. If I was to rate this separately, I would give it two stars.
My five star rating is for the Big Talbot Island section of the trail. The parking lot for the beginning of the trail is VERY small, only six parking spaces (and one handicapped). Blink and you'll miss it. This part of the trail is very scenic and has lots of shade. It parallels A1A, but you don't really see the road and the cars for almost the entire way. There is another small parking lot halfway up the trail and there is a wide off-road trail that goes back into the woods for about half a mile. The woods get thicker going North from the second parking lot and then you'll come across the largest parking lot on the trail. There's a sign that says the trail ends, but the trail does continue on. Go through the woods a short way from the parking lot and the asphalt paved path becomes a wooden boardwalk that goes for about a quarter mile. Cross A1A at the end of the boardwalk and you'll come to the first of two bridges that span Nassau Sound. However, after the first bridge, you'll see the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Almost the entire roadway was undercut by the waves and has collapsed. Only a tiny three foot wide path remains intact, although if it gets undercut any more, that will disappear as well.
Will definitely ride the Big Talbot part of this trail again, it was a really nice ride.
Good ride for a Sunday morning
Started at Seaside Amelia and rode to Great Talbot Island. Absolutely beautiful! Trail was very easy to follow, safe, mostly shaded and paved!! A must see and ride!!
I am a serious rider and ride the roadways from the ferry to downtown Fernandina Beach. A 50 mile round trip. I was told about this trail and thought it would be a nice ride for me and my wife, who is a more casual rider.
We started at the most southern point on Talbort Island. We loved it! Smooth road, nice curves, some shade and nature views. We did find the road to have areas of slippery pine needles and some tree debris. Could have an extra foot or two in width, put in all a great pathway.
Unfortunately, our ride was only 3.5 miles before it ended at the end of a wood section over the marsh. We were barricaded in and had to slip through the barricade and lift our bikes over it. From this point we road on the roadway over the causeway which connected the Islands. This is one of the best views on the east coast. The bridge has a car width lane which made it very safe for riding. Why the off-road path ended at this point is puzzling. As the bridge connects you to miles of bike paths on Amelia Island. I understand that the plan is to use the old causeway, now used for fishing, as the cycling route. It would have been ashame to have ended our ride after the 3.5 miles and miss out on the ride over the water and paths on Amelia. Regarding the end of the 3.5 route, upon our return there is a sign that says 'do not enter' and doing so is a felony. My only thought here is that there may be an inspection required or engineering issue before this section can be opened.
Hard to understand why when this wooden section is completed, very safe and in beautiful shape.
Anyway, the paths on Amelia are wonderful. Although there are many many stops at intersections and a few areas where you have to cross over state road A1A. In all, a great ride. Just need to clear up the confusion that the trail ends after 3.5 miles and is not the 7 miles indicated.
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