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 mixed forest, slope forest, and bottomland forest alon ...

Type of Trail: Walking
1502 NW 29th Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32605
Restrooms: none
Alachua County Bike Trails

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy remains dedicated to the creation of a nationwide network of trails. Further, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is committed to ...

Alfred A. Ring Park

Over a mile of trails wind through upland mixed forest and slope forest, tracing the course of Hogtown Creek. A scenic overlook provides visitors a vi ...

Type of Trail: Walking
2002 N.W. 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 County. The 6.5 mile Levy Loop Trail is accessed fro ...

Type of Trail: Walking
14920 SE 11th Drive, Micanopy, Florida, 32667
Bivens Arm Nature Park

Newly rebuilt boardwalks and overlooks, new hiking trails, new playground equipment, and other upgraded amenities now await visitors to one of Gainesv ...

Type of Trail: Walking
3650 S. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida
Bouleware Springs Nature Park and Historic Waterworks

Boulware Springs is a trailhead for the 17-mile Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail. Picnic facilities are available as well as an area for parking and ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
3300 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32641
Clear Lake Nature Park

Bordering the extensive wetlands of Sugarfoot Prairie, Clear Lake Nature Park is quietly nestled between the old University Avenue communities and SW ...

Type of Trail: Walking
5480 SW 1st Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, 32607
Cofrin Nature Park

The playground equipment features great climbing areas and monkey bars. Cofrin Nature Park features a half-mile long hiking trail. Once a horse farm, ...

Type of Trail: Walking
4810 NW 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: yes
Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park

In the midst of north Florida's sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest.   Small stre ...

Type of Trail: Walking
4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32653
Duval Park

Tucked away in East Gainesville's Duval neighborhood, this park features a 2-acre stormwater pond built in 2010 to help improve the health of Lake For ...

600 Block of NE 21st Street, Gainesville, Florida
Gainesville Retreat Center

The Gainesville Retreat Center offers: 1200 square foot zendo/yoga space; Full vegetarian kitchen; Housing for up to thirty, plus camping and RV hooku ...

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

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail stretches 16 miles from the city of Gainesville's Boulware Springs Park through the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Pa ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
3300 SE 15 Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32641
Gum Root Park

Gum Root Park features trails through a variety of natural communities, including blackwater stream, floodplain swamp, xeric hammock, baygall, pasture ...

7300 NE 27th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, 32609
Restrooms: no
Hogtown Creek Greenway

The Hogtown Creek Greenway encompasses 13 individual conservation areas, totaling over 700 acres of forests and wetlands surrounding Hogtown and Possu ...

Type of Trail: Walking
3315 NW 5th Avenue., Gainesville, Florida, 32607
Restrooms: yes
John  Mahon Nature Park

Located just off Newberry Road, John Mahon Nature Park features a loop trail through the forest. Visitors can enjoy upland mixed forest, hydric hammoc ...

Type of Trail: Walking
4300 Block W Newberry Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32607
Loblolly Woods Nature Park

Trails and boardwalks provide shady routes for walking, biking, or jogging on this portion of the Hogtown Creek Greenway, considered one of the best b ...

Type of Trail: Walking
3315 NW 5th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, 32607
Restrooms: yes
Lochloosa Creek Phifer Flatwoods

634-acre Preserve with 3.5 miles of unpaved trails through pine flatwoods and cypress swamp. Trails accessible from the paved Gainesville-Hawthorne Ra ...

Type of Trail: Walking
12909 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, FL
Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve

2,742-acre Preserve with 6.25 miles of unpaved trails through pine flatwoods and cypress swamp. All trails served from main parking area on County Roa ...

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 Florida and the Micanopy environs. The park includ ...

Type of Trail: Walking
406 SE Tuscawilla Road, Micanopy, Florida, 32667
Mill Creek Preserve

Mill Creek Preserve is located five miles north of the city of Alachua and is 1,200 acres in size. The Preserve consists mainly of slope forest associ ...

Type of Trail: Walking
CR 241 and CR 236, Alachua, Florida, 32615
Morningside Nature Center

Gainesville’s premier nature park, Morningside Nature Center, is one of the last remaining examples of fire-dependent longleaf pine woodlands in the a ...

Type of Trail: Walking
3540 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Restrooms: yes
Newnans Lake State Forest

Recreational opportunities on Newnans Lake State Forest are under development. A 1-mile hiking trail was recently opened, giving visitors a glimpse of ...

Type of Trail: Walking
1404 NE 55th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida, 32641
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Payne’s Prairie is biologically, geologically, and historically unique.  This park became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
Paynes Prairie 100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy., FL, 32667
Possum Creek Park

Possum Creek Park features mowed recreation fields suitable for ballgames, flying kites, frisbee and other sports. Children of all ages enjoy the play ...

Type of Trail: Walking
4009 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: yes
Prairie Creek Preserve

Prairie Creek drains Newnans Lake, one of the largest lakes in north Florida, towards Paynes Prairie State Preserve and Orange Lake. Upland areas incl ...

Type of Trail: Walking
CR 2082, Gainesville, Florida
River Rise State Preserve Park

The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise State Park as a circular pool before resumi ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
373 Southwest US Highway 27, High Springs, Florida, 32643
San Felasco Conservation Corridor

The San Felasco Conservation Corridor is a wildlife, greenway and recreation corridor. The Park provides active recreational opportunities through the ...

13851 NW 126th Terrace, Alachua, Florida, 32615
San Felasco Hammock Preserve

This preserve has one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida. The limestone outcrops and extreme changes in elevation provide ideal conditions ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
CR 232, Gainesville, Florida
San Felasco Park

At Gainesville's northwestern edge lies this beautiful forested oasis, recently transferred to the City of Gainesville from Alachua County. Listen to ...

Type of Trail: Walking
6400 nw 43rd Way, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Restrooms: Near the playground
Split Rock Conservation Area

A new pedestrian/bicycle entrance to Split Rock Conservation Area is open for public use. The entrance is located just north of the Portofino neighbor ...

Type of Trail: Walking
SW 20th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, 32607
Springtree Park

Springtree Park features a small playground and picnic area, as well as nature trails that pass through flatwoods with towering pines and fern covered ...

Type of Trail: Walking
2700 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida
Sweetwater Preserve

The 125 acre Sweetwater Preserve is located in southeast Gainesville adjacent to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, the Downtown Connector of the Gai ...

Type of Trail: Walking
95 SE Williston Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32641
UF NATL Nature Trails

The University of Florida's Natural Area Teaching Laboratory (NATL) is dedicated to teaching students and the public about ecology and biotic diversit ...

Type of Trail: Walking
University of Florida Cultural Plaza: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Watermelon Pond

Wildlife viewing is good year-round along trails that wind through scenic sandhills, home to gopher tortoises, red-headed woodpeckers, northern bobwhi ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
10700 SW 250th Street, Newberry, Florida, 32669