Sempervirens Trail is an easy hike in Crooked River State Park near Jacksonville. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, so long as your furry kids are on leash. The park says "old-growth hardwoods give the trail its name, which is Latin for “ever living.” Large oaks, cherries and hickories make up the canopy along the nature loop portion of the trail. These are nurtured by calcium-rich soil, which was created by decomposed oyster shells left by Native Americans. This trail boasts five Georgia Champion Trees: the staggerbush lyonia, Florida soapberry, myrtle oak, chapman oak, and Carolina holly. You may also see Southern magnolia, red cedar, American basswood and yaupon holly." There is camping available in Crooked River State Park.
Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Crooked River State Park 6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway St. Marys, GA 31558