An easy but scenic hike along an old water flume.

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Description

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! 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.