Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail

Open Sunrise Closed at Sundown  
Rated for
bicyclist on paved path through trees

Available Amenities

Accessible Amenities Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pumpout Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand DogPark Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Nonmotorized Launch Kayak Rental Lighting Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddle Board Rental Parking Pickleball PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sailboard Rental Sailboat Rental Scenic Overlook Skate Park Soccer Splash Pad Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels Wheelchair Accessible

About Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail

In August 1990, the City of Jacksonville applied to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for acquisition of an abandoned railroad corridor. In December 1992, the abandoned railroad corridor was purchased from CSX Transportation Inc., through the Florida Greenways and Trails Program. This trail is part of a nation-wide, federally initiated “Rails to Trails” program designed to turn abandoned railroad lines into “linear parks”. The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is a 100 foot wide Right-of-Way (ROW) currently extending approximately 14.5 miles from Imeson Road in Jacksonville to the Town of Baldwin. A 12’ wide paved trail currently exists for hikers, bikers and roller-bladers to enjoy. An equestrian trail parallels the paved trail. The ROW is flat and passes through rural areas with abundant plant life, wildlife and trees.

The trail is contiguous with the Camp Milton Historic Preserve, which serves as a mid-point trailhead. Five other trailheads along the Rail Trail are located at Imeson Road, Halsema Road, Otis Road, the old trail depot in the City of Baldwin, and Brandy Branch Road.  There are approx. 8.5 miles of spur trails onto the Jacksonville Rail Trail Buffer Properties that are designated for unpaved day hiking and equestrain use.

Trailheads are located at the following locations:
  • Imeson Road - 1800 Imeson Road, 32220
  • Camp Milton Historic Preserve - 1225 Halsema Road, 32220
  • Livestock Farm - 1172 Halsema Road, 32220
  • Otis Raod - 1380 Otis Road, 32220
  • Baldwin - 850 Center Street North, 32234
  • Brandy Branch Road - 89 Brandy Branch Road, 32234
Rail Trail Brochure

Rail Trail Map
Additional features:
Amenity Count
Benches 31
Bike racks 5
Car Parking 56
Picnic Tables 8
Restrooms 2
Trails Equestrian (Miles) 23
Trails Paved (Miles) 14
Trails Unpaved (Miles) 8
Trash Barrels 13
Visitor/Interpretive Center