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East Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

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


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1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

135' 41 m

High

119' 36 m

Low

20' 6 m

Up

18' 6 m

Down

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5%

Max Grade (3°)

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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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ann Russell-Vargas

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