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The Best Hiking in Gainesville

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Top hiking spots in and near Gainesville

  • Gainesville, Florida

    Gainesville 6th Street Rail Trail

    10.19 mi / 548 ft gain
    Gainesville 6th Street Rail Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Gainesville, Florida.
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Sweetwater Preserve West Trail

    1.29 mi / 213 ft gain
    Sweetwater Preserve West Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Gainesville, Florida.
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Ring Park

    1.39 mi / 138 ft gain
    Ring Park is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Gainesville, Florida.
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  • Micanopy, Florida

    Sweetwater Wetlands Park Loop

    5.0
    3.46 mi / 256 ft gain
    Sweetwater Wetlands Park is over 125 acres of wetlands and ponds that were created to help improve the quality of water contained in the Paynes Prairie wetlands and the Florida aquifer. This initiative by the city of Gainesville has led to improved water quality as well as a place for people to c...
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Sweetwater Preserve East Trail

    2.05 mi / 194 ft gain
    Sweetwater Preserve East Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Micanopy, Florida.
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Sweetwater Preserve Loop via Boulware Springs Park

    3.27 mi / 341 ft gain
    Sweetwater Preserve Loop via Boulware Springs Park is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Gainesville, Florida.
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Loblolly Woods Trail

    2.68 mi / 348 ft gain
    Loblolly Woods Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Gainesville, Florida.
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    La Chua Trail

    4.6
    2.55 mi / 98 ft gain
    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. ...
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    La Chua Trail

    2.52 mi / 102 ft gain
    La Chua Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Micanopy, Florida.
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Cofrin Nature Trail

    0.63 mi / 89 ft gain
    Cofrin Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Gainesville, Florida.
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Newnans Lake (Pithlachocco Lake) Trail

    2.4 mi / 141 ft gain
    Newnans Lake (Pithlachocco Lake) Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Gainesville, Florida.
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Newnans Lake State Forest West Trail

    0.68 mi / 85 ft gain
    Newnans Lake State Forest West Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Gainesville, Florida.
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Hike to Devil's Millhopper

    3.3
    0.9 mi
    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...
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  • Gainesville, Florida

    Trails of the Devil's Millhopper

    0.73 mi / 118 ft gain
    Trails of the Devil's Millhopper is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Gainesville, Florida.
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  • Micanopy, Florida

    Bolen Bluff Trail

    2.97 mi / 112 ft gain
    Bolen Bluff Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Micanopy, Florida.
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  • Micanopy, Florida

    Cone's Dike

    5.31 mi / 184 ft gain
    Cone's Dike is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Micanopy, Florida.
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