Zigler Trail

An easy but scenic hike along an old water flume.

Hiking Easy

Distance
2.2 km
Ascent
32 m
Descent
32 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
494 m
High Point
515 m
Gradient
Zigler Trail Map

The Zigler Trail is one of the most popular trails in Jacksonville's Britt Woods. This easily-accessible and mostly-flat singletrack trail begins in the heart of Britt Gardens by passing the towering sequoia tree planted by Peter Britt in 1862. Even though it's a relatively young sequoia, it still towers above the rest of the surrounding forest!

Description

After leaving the boardwalk behind, you'll hike down a well-trod dirt path that undulates along a bench on the side of the hill. The trail roughly follows an old water flume that was originally used in the 1800s to divert water for nearby mining operations.

The surrounding forest is beautiful, but the traffic noise from the nearby highway detracts from the beauty somewhat. If you choose to climb the hillside and head further into the trail system, you'll leave the road noise behind. Regardless, this scenic hillside trail is a popular out-and-back hike due to its ease of access, ease of walking, and beauty.

Difficulty

Easy

Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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