The Theodore Roosevelt Preserve covers 600 acres adjacent to the Fort Caroline National Memorial, northeast of Arlington. It’s 13 miles northeast of downtown, toward the beaches. The preserve provides a rare view of Florida old growth forest. It is a jungle of centuries old oaks mixed with huge pines, palm trees and thick groundcover. The trails offer great elevation, with some of the steepest hills you will find in the area. The main trails are wide, the size of roadways, but off of the main trails are more winding and narrow.
Access to the park is free. There are two main parking areas: One located next to the Timucuan Preserve Headquarters located at 13165 Mt. Pleasant Road. A second is located on Ft. Caroline Road about ¼ mile north of the intersection with Mt. Pleasant Road.