Bogey Creek Preserve:
Just Opened!

7/7/2019   Time- 1:00 PM
Author: Joe Hark

Bogey Creek Preserve Jacksonville Florida

Bogey Creek Preserve was officially opened in May 2019. The full loop trail is just over a mile long, and has a kayak entrance point with an amazing view.

The Parking/ Entrance

The Entrance to this trail is very missable. There is a sign out front but you do not see it until after it is to late. Also the address they have listed is about a half a mile farther down the road then the entrance. The drive from the road including the parking lot is completely dirt, and nobody else was there when we went so we just paralleled parked on the left hand side.

How much does it Cost?

There is no parking or any entrance fee at Bogey Creek Preserve which is a huge plus! Because the park is free if you really like what they are doing and you want to support them you can donate Here Having an amazing hiking trail like this that is completely free is very rare. Doing your part to atleast help keep it clean goes a long way!

Is it Dog Friendly?

The entire hiking trail is completely dog friendly. We found a few bugs on our dog at the end of the hike even after spraying him down with flea and tick preventatives so just be careful!

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Our Dog ACE loving the hike at Bogey Creek Preserve

The Hike

The Hike begins with a map of the loop followed by 3 picnic tables which looks like an awesome place to have a picnic. After that you hit the actual trail which quickly has a split where you can go left or right. The left way is the majority of the loop, and consists of a pretty wide trail. The entire loop is filled with a lot of cool natural vegetation, but also houses a few big yellow spiders whose webs stretch across the trail so be on the lookout.

Bogey Creek Preserve Hiking Trail Map
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Bogey Creek Preserve Hiking Trail
Views From the Parking Lot towards the Trail
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Eventually you get to another split in the trail and you want to get off of the main loop, and go check out the Kayak access point. It's not even a quarter mile off the trail each way and is the only chance you have of seeing the beautiful Clapboard Creek. At this lookout point there are 2 more picnic tables and by the shore are dozens of fiddler crabs.

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Once you are done enjoying The Clapboard Creek head back onto the main loop trail, and you are almost back to the parking lot. Stay cautious of those spiders but also be on the look out for snakes. We saw a good size black snake on a log right beside the trail. Bogey Creek Preserve Hiking Trail

Snake on the Log

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Recent Comments

Paul R.
Great Blog haven't checked out this place yet but I will now!

Ashley T.
Me and my pups go here atleast once a month we love this trail!

Tim A.
Have You tried out the Theodore Roosevelt Trail it's in the same area?

Sam L.
Funny thing is I have been to the Fort across the street didn't even realise this was here as well.

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