This rail trail offers a sense of seclusion cyclists might not expect being only a few miles from downtown Jacksonville. The path traverses a range of natural habitats that include pine flatwoods, wetlands and hardwood uplands. Songbirds, hawks, wild turkey and white-tailed deer are frequently seen. A leafy canopy of oak, pine, maple and sumac shades the trail, and in certain locations, gives the illusion of traveling in a tunnel. The trail also crosses McGirts Creek near Camp Milton, the longest continually occupied Civil War encampment in Florida. The Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail joins an impressive list of outstanding Florida walking, hiking, biking and equestrian trail.