The Trails of Betz-Tiger Point Preserve Near Jacksonville
By Kevin Mims
Located near Jacksonville, Betz Tiger Point Preserve offers visitors a chance to take in broad panoramas of saltwater marsh, view wildlife, or enjoy a few hours of quiet refection in a natural setting. Several multi-use trails provide a gateway into the preserve.
Betz Tiger Point Preserve is approximately 550 acres, and is owned by the City of Jacksonville. Frequently, you may have the place entirely to yourself, as visitation numbers seem low.
By The Numbers
Three trails make up the bulk of the network at Betz Tiger Point Preserve. All three are generally flat and easy, without any major obstacles. On the map are a series of connector trails (Red Trails) that allow you to connect the three trails together.
Yellow Trail: 3.4 miles
Orange Trail: 6 miles
Blue Trail: .8 miles
What to Bring
Depending on the weather, the insects near the salt marsh can be a little bad. Make sure to bring along insect spray and sunscreen, and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Water, restrooms and a picnic pavilion are located at the parking area.
Maps and directions can be found at preserveflorida.org.