Outbound Collective logo

Hike to Devil's Millhopper

Gainesville, Florida

based on 4 reviews



0.9 miles

Route Type



This is a new adventure! Be the first to share your experience.

Join a supporting community of travelers and adventurers sharing their photos and local insights.

Added by The Outbound Collective

A lush hike to a water-rimmed sinkhole.

Follow the paved path starting at the interpretive center. At the T-junction turn right, heading into the forest. In a half mile a bridge will deliver you over a ravine, before a set of stairs take you down to Devil's Millhopper. Take in your view of the sinkhole before heading back up the stairs. At the top of the steps, turn left to finish the loop back to the center.

Anticipate mosquitoes in this area.

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app



Hike to Devil's Millhopper Reviews

Very cool to learn about, lots of interesting details. Not much wildlife because it’s pretty urban, but a nice little hideaway!

Literally just a hole in the ground in the middle of an urban-ish area. Really weird and unexpected but cool experience all the same.

Nothing too exciting unless you really like boardwalks that lead to a partially flooded sinkhole.

Over 200 steps to climb. Mini accomplishment.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Sweetwater Wetlands Park Loop

La Chua Trail

Swim at Blue Springs Park

Dive Devil's Spring System: Eye and Ear

Swim at Ginnie Springs

Snorkel & Dive at Devil's Den

Escape to the Sunshine

VISIT FLORIDA, serves as Florida's official source for travel planning. What can be discovered beyond Florida’s 825 miles of beaches? How about 320 freshwater springs, 175 state parks, infinite mangrove tunnels and hidden caverns. Let your adventure begin. Follow Your Sunshine.

Learn More