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Scenic SR-13 (just south of Jacksonville) + ADD NEW ROUTE


4   in Florida Florida38 Miles

By RoadGlide
on November 1, 2009

4.7out of 5

9 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Coming from the south, the road starts just a few miles NE of Hastings Fl off SR-207. Coming from the north, take I-295 to the SR-13 exit in Jacksonville. Its a busy 6 lane highway here but when it crosses over the Duval-St Johns County line it begins to narrow to 4 lanes and then eventually to a two lane country road.

Scenery

Heading north or south along SR-13 the St Johns River is often in plain site. There are numerous small communities as well with several parks. Lots of live Oaks and other shady trees make this a great ride.





Road Quality

There are not a lot of twisties although the road, for the most part, follows the river. Nicely paved..not many rough spots or potholes.

Roadside Amenities

Only a couple of restaurants and a couple local stores on the road. Several small parks.

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By gypsygirl
on August 6, 2015 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make Road King

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This was a beautiful ride. It was very hot and humid but as soon as we got under those oaks laden with Spanish moss it was gorgeous. There are some parks along the way, gorgeous views of the river and lovely homes. We also ate at the Outback Crab Shack, and had a wonderful meal!

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By inthewind
on September 8, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

We thoroughly enjoyed this very scenic ride! We continued our ride from Pulatka to St. Augustine and then up the A1A coast. Beautiful scenic ride. We left around 7:30am and completed the ride around 11:30. Although we stopped for lunch at the Blue Water Island Grill in Jacksonville Beach. We are new to Jacksonville and weren't really sure where to start out ride. Thanks so much for this suggestion.

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By Guest
on June 30, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make honda shadow

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

great views of the St John river. outback crab shack is a nice place to eat

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By Guest
on September 15, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Beautiful ride not much traffic-head to Spuds and cruise through potato farms.

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By Guest
on March 27, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Nice ride from SR16 to SR207. No traffic on a Sat afternoon. 45-55mph with several miles bordering the St. John's river.

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By Guest
on December 12, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

While not long, this is one of, if not the most, scenic rides in North Florida as it winds along the St Johns River South of Jacksonville. Lots of big old Live Oak trees over hanging the road with Spanish moss hanging down, gives one the flavor of the old south. The views of the St Johns River, often only a few feet away are spectacular.

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By Guest
on April 5, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Victory

Motorcycle Type Touring

Great ride to SR 207. From there you can head East to St. Augustine or West to Palatka and pick up 17 to continue further South.

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By T Taylor
on December 4, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make H-D

Motorcycle Type Touring

I love this ride along the river, but with all the new construction, you need to watch for cars pulling out of driveways .

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By Guest
on August 2, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1997

Motorcycle Make Shadow ACE

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Highly recommended short cruise in North Florida. Just south of Jacksonville. Beautiful straight, well paved road through the Spanish moss covered trees with great views on the St. John's River. Try the bridge over the river too (SR 16).

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