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.
At a Glance Information for the Nocatee Preserve
Type of Trail: Out-and-back, 3.5 miles one-way
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate
Bug Factor: Moderate, bring bug spray.
Restrooms: at the Trailhead
Open: Daily from sunrise to sunset
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.