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.

    More Information

    Maps and directions can be found at

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