Hiking Nocatee Preserve
Hiking Nocatee Preserve

Hiking Nocatee Preserve

The unpaved trails of Nocatee Preserve are ideal for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

This moderately trafficked trail in the Nocatee Preserve features a forest setting teeming with wildlife and songbirds. The trail, stretching along the Tolomato River, is a 7-mile out and back trail that’s good for all skill levels and allows for a variety of activity options.

Easy parking and restrooms are available at the trailhead, located just south of Davis Park, past Ponte Vedra High School. The Nocatee Preserve is situated on a natural estuary and offers views of the Tolomato River and wading birds.

Experience Nocatee Preserve

Nocatee Preserve encompasses 2,400 acres of undisturbed conservation land along the Tolomato River.

At a Glance Information for the Nocatee Preserve

Type of Trail: Out-and-back, 3.5 miles one-way


Easy to intermediate

Bug Factor:
Moderate, bring bug spray.

at the Trailhead

Daily from sunrise to sunset

Be a Sustainable PVB Guest!

Limit your impact to the surrounding areas by being a “Sustainable Ponte Vedra Beach Guest” – keep these recommendations in mind on your next hiking adventure.

Tips on How to be a Sustainable Ponte Vedra Beach Guest

  • Stay on track. Staying on designated trails to avoid trampling on sensitive plants and animals.
  • Keep it natural. By packing out what you bring in you’ll help keep the “natural” in our “natural areas.”
  • Share the trail. Keep your eyes open for other hikers, dog walkers and horseback riders.
  • Stay chemical free. Stick to sunscreens that are free of oxybenzone and octinoxate, two of the most common ingredients found in chemical formulas.