Once a part of the CSX railway line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is a thoroughfare for hikers, bikers, and equestrians when complete. This unique park provides a 14.5-mile greenway between Imeson Road and County Road 121, just past the town of Baldwin.

The trail system, when completed, will include three separate paths: a multi-use asphalt trail for walking, jogging, or in-line skating; a mountain bike trail; and a trail for horseback riding. The Camp Milton Historic preserve will serve as the halfway marker for the trail. The 14.5 mile multi-use path is completed, and the mountain bike trail and equestrian trail are currently under construction.

Along the greenway, you'll see a diversity of natural habitats, including pine flatwoods, wetlands, and hardwood uplands. These areas attract a variety of wildlife such as songbirds, hawks, wild turkey, and white-tailed deer. The dense canopy that covers most of the trail provides shade on a sunny day and, in certain locations, even gives the illusion of traveling in a tunnel. Several rest areas with benches are provided along the route.

Source: City of Jacksonville

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