One of Jaxís prettiest short hikes, this 2.9-mile balloon loop travels over wooded ancient dunes of a maritime hammock and even hillier Timucuan shell mounds. See a hermitís cabin, a marsh overlook and even a Confederate soldierís grave.
Directions to trailhead: From the intersection of 9A/295 and Monument Rd, take Monument Rd east for 4 miles to meet Ft Caroline Rd. Turn right on Ft Caroline Rd; follow it for 0.1 m, then turn left, staying on Ft Caroline Rd. Turn left toward Ft Caroline visitor center; Spanish Pond Trail parking is on the right across from the entrance to Ft Caroline. Bring water, hat, snack, sunscreen, bug spray. No Pets. You must RSVP on Meetup or to Outing Leader Sharon Sugden at firstname.lastname@example.org.