Trails

This page lists trails for walking, hiking, biking, skating and horseback riding in the Gainesville, Florida area.
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29th Road Nature Park

Situated in the upper Hogtown Creek basin, 29th Road Park features nature trails through upland mixe ...

1502 NW 29th Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32605
Restrooms: No
Alachua County Bike Trails

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy remains dedicated to the creation of a nationwide network of trails. Fur ...

Alfred A. Ring Park

Over a mile of trails wind through upland mixed forest and slope forest, tracing the course of Hogto ...

1801 NW 23rd Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Restrooms: Yes
Barr Hammock Preserve

The 5700-acre Barr Hammock Preserve is located just west of Micanopy, Florida in southern Alachua Co ...

14920 SE 11th Drive, Micanopy, Florida, 32667
Restrooms: No
Bivens Arm Nature Park

Newly rebuilt boardwalks and overlooks, new hiking trails, new playground equipment, and other upgra ...

3650 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Restrooms: Yes
Bouleware Springs Nature Park and Historic Waterworks

Boulware Springs is a trailhead for the 17-mile Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail. Picnic facilities ...

3300 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Restrooms: Yes
Clear Lake Nature Park

Bordering the extensive wetlands of Sugarfoot Prairie, Clear Lake Nature Park is quietly nestled bet ...

5480 SW 1st Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32607
Restrooms: No
Cofrin Nature Park

The playground equipment features great climbing areas and monkey bars. Cofrin Nature Park features ...

4810 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Restrooms: Yes
Cynthia Moore Chestnut Park & Clark Butler Nature Preserve

Playground, recreational facilities and nature preserve. Baseball Field Basketball Court Footb ...

2315 SE 35th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Restrooms: Yes
Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park

***Unfortunately we sustained some damage when Hurricane Irma blew through the area in September 201 ...

4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Restrooms: Yes
Duval Park

Tucked away in East Gainesville's Duval neighborhood, this park features a 2-acre stormwater pond to ...

520 NE 21st Street, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Restrooms: No
Gainesville Retreat Center

The Gainesville Retreat Center offers: 1200 square foot zendo/yoga space; Full vegetarian kitchen; H ...

1605 SE 51st Street, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Park

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail stretches 16 miles from the city of Gainesville's Boulware Springs ...

3300 SE 15 Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32641
Restrooms: Yes Along Trail
Gilchrist Blue Springs Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is the newest addition to Florida State Parks! The park contains a ...

7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, FL, 32643
Green Acres Park

This is a small, quiet, shady park with a new playground, community garden, fitness stations and a c ...

643 SW 40th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32607
Restrooms: No
Gum Root Park

Gum Root Park features trails through a variety of natural communities, including blackwater stream, ...

7300 NE 27th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Restrooms: No
Hogtown Creek Greenway

The Hogtown Creek Greenway encompasses 13 individual conservation areas, totaling over 700 acres of ...

3315 NW 5th Avenue., Gainesville, FL, 32607
Restrooms: Yes
Hogtown Creek Headwaters

From former pinelands and majestic upland mixed forest to shady fern-covered wetlands where water sl ...

1500 NW 45th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Restrooms: Yes
John Mahon Nature Park

Located just off Newberry Road, John Mahon Nature Park features a loop trail through the forest. Vis ...

4300 Block W Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, 32607
Restrooms: No
Kanapaha Veteran's Memorial Park

This playground very popular and is often packed with kids on weekends, when birthday parties and so ...

7400 SW 41st Place, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Alto

​Lake Alto Park currently offers a boat launch and connects to hiking trails in Lake Alto Preserve.

17800 NE 134th Place, Waldo, FL, 32694
Loblolly Woods Nature Park

Trails and boardwalks provide shady routes for walking, biking, or jogging on this portion of the Ho ...

3315 NW 5th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32607
Restrooms: Yes
Lochloosa Creek Phifer Flatwoods

634-acre Preserve with 3.5 miles of unpaved trails through pine flatwoods and cypress swamp. Trails ...

12909 SE Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
Restrooms: No
Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve

2,742-acre Preserve with 6.25 miles of unpaved trails through pine flatwoods and cypress swamp. All ...

Longleaf Flatwoods, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
Restrooms: No
Micanopy Native American Heritage Preserve

The Micanopy Native American Heritage Preserve is a 16-acre site dedicated to the native peoples of ...

406 SE Tuscawilla Road, Micanopy, FL, 32667
Restrooms: No
Mill Creek Preserve

Mill Creek Preserve is located five miles north of the city of Alachua and is 1,200 acres in size. T ...

CR 241 and CR 236, Alachua, FL, 32615
Restrooms: No
Morningside Nature Center

Gainesville’s premier nature park, Morningside Nature Center, is one of the last remaining examples ...

3540 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Restrooms: Yes
Newnans Lake State Forest

Recreational opportunities on Newnans Lake State Forest are under development. A 1-mile hiking trail ...

1404 NE 55th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida, 32641
Restrooms: No
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Payne’s Prairie is biologically, geologically, and historically unique.  This park became Florida´s ...

100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy., FL, 32667
Restrooms: Yes
Poe Springs Park

The spring basin is accessible either from the Santa Fe River, or from a boardwalk 1,000 feet from t ...

28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, Fl, 32643
Possum Creek Park

Possum Creek Park features mowed recreation fields suitable for ballgames, flying kites, frisbee and ...

4009 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Restrooms: Yes
Prairie Creek Preserve

Prairie Creek drains Newnans Lake, one of the largest lakes in north Florida, towards Paynes Prairie ...

CR 2082, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: No
River Rise State Preserve Park

The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in Rive ...

373 Southwest US Highway 27, Fort White, FL, 32643
Restrooms: No
Rotary Park at Jonesville

Playground at the Jonesville Sports Complex. Trails are located nearby. Located across the parking l ...

14100 NW 32nd Avenue, Jonesville, FL, 32669
Restrooms: Yes
San Felasco Hammock Preserve

This preserve has one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida. The limestone outcrops and ext ...

13201 Progress Blvd., Alachua, FL, 32615
Restrooms: Yes
San Felasco Park

At Gainesville's northwestern edge lies this beautiful forested oasis, recently transferred to the C ...

6400 NW 43rd Way, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Restrooms: Yes
Seminary Tot Lot

Paved Trail, Picnic Table, Grills, Playground, Dog Allowed w/ Leash.

1007 NW 5th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Restrooms: None
Smokey Bear Park

Benches; a dog park; barbecue grills; playground equipment, including overhead climbers and swings; ...

2500 NE 15th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Restrooms: No
Split Rock Conservation Area

A new pedestrian/bicycle entrance to Split Rock Conservation Area is open for public use. The entran ...

SW 20th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32607
Restrooms: No
Springtree Park

Springtree Park features a small playground and picnic area, as well as nature trails that pass thro ...

2700 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Restrooms: No
Sweetwater Preserve

The 125 acre Sweetwater Preserve is located in southeast Gainesville adjacent to Paynes Prairie Pres ...

309 SE 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Restrooms: Yes along trail
TB McPherson Park

Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Basketball Courts w/ Light, Diamond Fields for Baseball/Softball, Ten ...

1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Restrooms: Yes
UF NATL Nature Trails

The University of Florida's Natural Area Teaching Laboratory (NATL) is dedicated to teaching student ...

3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Restrooms: Yes at plaza
Watermelon Pond

Wildlife viewing is good year-round along trails that wind through scenic sandhills, home to gopher ...

10700 SW 250th Street, Newberry, FL, 32669
Restrooms: No
Westside Park

This is one of the most popular playgrounds in Gainesville. There are three main playground structur ...

1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Restrooms: Located in the Recreational Building on the other side ...