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Recommended Routes in Gainesville - 8

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Favorite Some portions of the trails in Sweetwater Preserve can be a little sandy.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Sweetwater Preserve

2.9 mi 4.6 km 97' Up 29.64 m Up 99' Down 30.13 m Down

Gainesv…, FL
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Favorite San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

8.3 mi 13.4 km 759' Up 231.47 m Up 748' Down 227.86 m Down

Alachua, FL
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Favorite Bivens Arm Nature Park
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Bivens Arm Nature Park Loop

1.5 mi 2.4 km 148' Up 45.1 m Up 148' Down 45.04 m Down

Gainesv…, FL
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Favorite FloridaFall13-06678
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

1.3 mi 2.0 km 55' Up 16.67 m Up 55' Down 16.71 m Down

Alachua, FL
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Favorite Alfred A. Ring Park
Easy Easy

Alfred A. Ring Park Out and Back

1.3 mi 2.2 km 124' Up 37.77 m Up 124' Down 37.89 m Down

Gainesv…, FL
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Favorite Watermelon Pond
Intermediate Intermediate

Watermelon Pond WEA Loop

5.6 mi 9.0 km 138' Up 42.18 m Up 139' Down 42.39 m Down

Newberry, FL
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Favorite John Mahon Nature Park
Easy Easy

John Mahon Nature Park Trail

0.5 mi 0.8 km 39' Up 12 m Up 40' Down 12.31 m Down

Gainesv…, FL
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Favorite Cofrin Park Nature Trail
Easy Easy

Cofrin Nature Park

0.4 mi 0.6 km 56' Up 17.03 m Up 56' Down 17.16 m Down

Gainesv…, FL
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Gainesville Hiking

  • 41 Miles 66 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 22 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gainesville - 33

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2.7 mi 4.4 km #1Lake Pithlachocco Hiking Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
5.9 mi 9.5 km #2Spring Grove Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate Intermediate
Alachua, FL
4.6 mi 7.4 km #3Old Spanish Way Trail
Easy Easy
Alachua, FL
Easy Easy
Alachua, FL
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4West Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
Intermediate Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Hammock Hub
Intermediate Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate Intermediate
Alachua, FL
1.5 mi 2.4 km #6Blue Trail
Easy Easy
Alachua, FL
Easy Easy
Alachua, FL
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Bramble Ramble
Intermediate Intermediate
Alachua, FL
Intermediate Intermediate
Alachua, FL
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8East Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
0.5 mi 0.7 km #9Lobolly Woods South
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gainesville, FL
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Susan Wright Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Hawthorne, FL
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Hawthorne, FL

Photos of Gainesville - 57

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Boardwalk section along the Sweetwater Boardwalk Loop.
Apr 24, 2017 near Gainesv…, FL
Alligators enjoy basking in the sun along the trail.
Apr 24, 2017 near Gainesv…, FL
This is what to expect along the first section of boardwalk over the swamp (in wintertime).
Jun 1, 2017 near Hawthorne, FL
Enjoy a great view of Newnans Lake near the trail's easternmost point.
Jun 23, 2017 near Gainesv…, FL
Bivens Arm Nature Park
Feb 21, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Alfred A. Ring Park
Feb 21, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Beautiful trail!
Feb 29, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Sunbathing alligator on La Chua Trail.
May 11, 2021 near Gainesv…, FL

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