Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Entrance:16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455
Eight miles of multi-use trails start at the EaglesView area, available for horseback riding, hiking and off-road bicycling. Trail maps are available at the ranger station. A five-site, full-facility campground is available for those wishing to camp with their horses. Horses must be tethered overnight to the tieout posts provided, or confined in sturdy portable pens. Portable electric fencing or hobbling is not permitted.
Entrance: 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Florida 33478
Take a step back in time and enjoy walking, bicycling, riding, or canoeing through beautiful and historic Riverbend Park. From the ancient Indian middens, through the Seminole War Battles, to present day restoration, see Florida as the first settlers did. Nearly 10 miles of hiking/biking trails, 7 miles of equestrian trails and 5 miles of canoeing/kayaking trails allow for hours of enjoyment. Stroll along the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River, visit the Cracker Farmstead, and picnic in the shade under a Seminole chickee.
Equestrian use includes a one-mile riding trail in the eastern portion of the natural area from Taylor Road to the Cypress Creek Natural Area Trail Head. The trail head also connects to several NENA multi-use trails-Historic Jupiter-Indiantown and Jesup Trails. A blanket
Equestrian Permit that covers all equestrians has been issued for this site (see Riding Rules and Map link below). No further actions are necessary to use this permit.
- Trail Map (PDF)
- Riding Rules and Map
Over 4 miles of equestrian trails are located in the northwest portion of the natural area. In addition, a portion of NENA's Bluegill and Pântano Trails offer multiuser opportunities within the Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area. A blanket Equestrian Permit that covers all equestrians has been issued for this site (see Riding Rules and Map link below). No further actions are necessary to use this permit.
This improved trail follows along the C-18 Canal for 5 miles from Sandhill Crane Access Park in Palm Beach Gardens north through the Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area to Riverbend Park in Jupiter. There is a grassy swale parallel with the improved trail for equestrian use.
Historic Jupiter-Indiantown Trail
Equestrian use includes a two-mile improved trail segment through Cypress Creek Natural Area that is currently open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians. Additional amenities include a trail-head with horse trailer parking, chickee shade shelter, information board, and a pitcher well pump. Future equestrian friendly links from Historic Jupiter-Indiantown Trail to Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area and Riverbend Park are proposed.
This unimproved trail follows the west side of the C-18 Canal from Riverbend Park south,
turns west into Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area along the north side of the C-18W Canal,
then heads southwest into Hungryland Slough Natural Area. Future extension from
Pântano Trail to J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area is proposed.