"This is a nicely paved and well maintained trail that runs along the west side of State Highway 17 between Orange Park and Green Cove Springs, FL.
The smooth trail surface is ideally suited for in-line skating, bicycling, walking, and/or jogging.
The trail surface is primarily asphalt and/or concrete, however there are a few elevated sections (constructed over marshlands) where the surface is wooden decking.
Because the combined highway and trail right-of-way abuts several residential and commercial neighborhoods, food and liquid refreshments are at several spots along the route.
The convenience of nearby services comes with a hefty price though, and that price is the multitude of very busy street and private driveway crossings along the 8-mile long trail route.
The best time to travel along this trail is towards the end of the day, as there are tall trees that will provide shade when the sun is in the west.
Parking is available at Black Creek Park, just north of Green Cove Springs on Highway 17. This park has ample secure parking and clean public rest rooms."