Holloway Loop Horseback Riding
The 27th most popular equestrian trail in Florida.
Wednesday 3 August 2016 04:06 GMT
South of Jacksonville and west of Palatka in the Etoniah Creek State Forest, the Holloway Loop trail is a 5 mile horseback riding route in the 86,79 acre Etoniah Creek State Forest. Overall, there are 19 miles of multi-use trails on the east side of the ECSF shared by horseback riders and mountain bikers.
To reach the trailhead from Palatka, head west on SR100 for 10 miles to Holloway Road. Turn right heading north on Holloway Road for 2 miles to Fieldhouse Road. Turn right on Fieldhouse Road to the trailhead parking area.
The forest is home to a variety of wildlife and is part of a wildlife corridor that offers the black bear a vast roaming area, a necessity for their existence. Other types of wildlife which are commonly found on the forest include: white-tailed deer, bobcat, fox squirrel, wild turkey, eastern diamondback rattlesnake and great horned owl.
Overall, Holloway Loop is the 27th most popular horse trail of all 34 horseback rides in Florida. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Holloway Loop including Evans Loop Trail, West Tower Trails and Red Root Trail.