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Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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Recommended Routes in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park - 4

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Favorite Sunbathing alligator on La Chua Trail.
Easy Easy

La Chua Trail

1.2 mi 2.0 km 22' Up 6.77 m Up 22' Down 6.75 m Down

Gainesv…, FL
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Favorite Alligators enjoy basking in the sun along the trail.
Easy Easy

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

3.2 mi 5.1 km 18' Up 5.62 m Up 21' Down 6.42 m Down

Gainesv…, FL
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Favorite Barr Hammock
Easy Easy

Barr Hammock Preserve Levy Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km 127' Up 38.78 m Up 126' Down 38.43 m Down

Gainesv…, FL
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Favorite Beautiful trail!
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Paynes Prairie Preserve Loop

8.3 mi 13.4 km 252' Up 76.73 m Up 252' Down 76.86 m Down

Gainesv…, FL
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Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Hiking

  • 12 Miles 19 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 1 Intermediate Trail Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park - 8

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Wetland Cell 1 Path
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
5.6 mi 9.0 km #2Chacala Trail
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Wacahoota Trail
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
1.1 mi 1.7 km #4Jackson's Gap Trail
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
1.8 mi 2.9 km #5Wetland Cell 2-3 Loop
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
0.4 mi 0.6 km #6Wetland Cell Connector
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7Lake Trail
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL
Easy Easy
Gainesville, FL

Photos of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park - 9

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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
Limenitis archippus
Jan 23, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Paynes Prairie
Feb 7, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Meetup_PaynesPrairie_2-1-14-5218.jpg
Feb 7, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Barr Hammock
Feb 21, 2020 near Gainesv…, FL
Bivens Arm Nature 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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