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East Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 20' 6 m
Descent: -18' -6 m
High: 135' 41 m
Low: 119' 36 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Ann Russell-Vargas

A popular foot and mountain biking trail right off of the Gainesville-Hawthorn bike trail.

Ann Russell-Vargas

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This trail has several shorter loops and the park is in Gainesville.

Description

This trail has some uphill and downhill grades. The ecosystem changes from hammocks to dry and sandy with long leaf pine near the Gainesville-Hawthorne bike trail. There is easy access from the popular bike trail and off of Williston Road on the other end of this little park. This trail can get quite crowded with mountain bikers. Additionally, there are a number of fellow hikers in this park, so remember to be courteous and yield appropriately.

Flora & Fauna

Palmettos and hammocks transitioning to long leaf pine.

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Sep 2, 2019
Cassio Ferrigno
Trail pretty clean but with a lot of mosquitoes. Use a louvor repellent

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A sturdy foot bridge aids your passage over this drainage.
Jun 23, 2017 near Gainesv…, FL
Some portions of the trails in Sweetwater Preserve can be a little sandy.
Jun 23, 2017 near Gainesv…, FL

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