University of North Florida Nature Trail

Type: Urban Trail
Length: 12.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Suburban, St. Johns Bluff Road.
States: Florida
Counties: Duval
Latitude: 30.26604   Longitude: -81.51233

Campus located on St. Johns Bluff Rd. between Beach & Butler Blvds. Nature Preserve parking area is first parking lot on the right after entering the campus.

Description

The University of North Florida (UNF) has over 500 acres of natural Florida wildlands on it's property. Eight natural community types exist that support diverse population of plants and animals. The wildlife sanctuary staff manage these assets to preserve the natural resources while supporting academic research, low-impact recreation and environmental education. (UNF is located in Jacksonville, FL, one of the fastest growing cities in America.)

The UNF Nature Trails were built on old logging roads in 1973 by UNF students, faculty and staff, as well as the Youth Conservation Corp. (YCC) and other community organizations. The trails feature a self-guiding interpretive system, visitor pavilion and a handicapped-accessible picnic area and boardwalk.

Additional Details

Width: 14 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1978

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Ryan Meyer
Chief Ranger
University of North Florida
Department of Recreation
4567 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.
Jacksonville , FL 32224
(904) 620-2998
rmeyer@unf.edu
http://www.unf.edu/recsports/wildlife.htm

 

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