Hike the La Chua Trail

Florida La Chua Trail Head

Added by Brent Goodman

Located on Paynes Prairie State Park, the La Chua Trail leads visitors by the Alachua Sink where the prairie’s marshland waters descend into the Florida aquifer. The trail takes visitors approximately 1.5 miles into the prairie to an observation tower.

Located in Gainesville, FL this easy to moderate trail is approximately 3.1 miles round trip. Approximately a quarter of the trail is an elevated boardwalk that is handicapped accessible. Along the hike, you'll often see alligators, wild turkeys, wild horses, bison, and various migratory birds.

There is limited shade on the trail. Summer time visitors should be prepared with plenty drinking water, sunscreen, and appropriate apparel. This hike is not dog friendly.

Pack List

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
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Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



3.1 Miles



Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible

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7 months ago

Good Location

Nice spot if your a photographer, video maker, or just want to walk around.

7 months ago

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