Jeaga Wildways a system of four multi-use trails, connects 160,000 acres of public lands in northwestern Palm Beach County. Enjoy a unique experience of hiking, biking, or horseback riding on four long distance multi-use trails that connect to ten individual publicly owned lands. There is a multi-agency effort underway in Palm Beach and Martin Counties to interconnect parks, greenways, and natural areas to create an Ocean-to-Lake trail. The Jeaga Wildways effort is being led by Palm Beach County Environmental Resource Management. The nucleus of Jeaga Wildways is Riverbend Park in Jupiter. The trails allow hikers, cyclists, and equestrians to navigate some of the area’s most scenic natural beauties.
From the park, explorers can head south on the Bluegill Trail through Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area to Karen T. Marcus Sandhill Crane Access Park in Palm Beach Gardens. This 7.4-mile ride (about 15 miles round trip) features views of cypress trees and freshwater wetlands teeming with bird life. See everything from roseate (rose colored) spoonbills and white ibis to snail kites and red-shouldered hawks. Restroom facilities and an observation platform at Karen T. Marcus Sandhill Crane Access Park offer bicyclists a chance to refresh themselves before the ride back to Riverbend Park.
Four Multiuse Trails:
NORTH through Loxahatchee River/Cypress Creek Management Area into Jonathan Dickinson State Park
NORTHWEST through Cypress Creek Natural Area into Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area
SOUTH through Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area into Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve
WEST through Loxahatchee Slough and Hungryland Slough Natural Areas into Corbett Wildlife Management Area and DuPuis Wildlife and Education Area