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 ...

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 ...

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 County. The 6.5 mile Levy Loop Trail is accessed fro ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

4810 NW 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: yes
Cynthia Moore Chestnut Park & Clark Butler Nature Preserve

Playground, recreational facilities and nature preserve. Baseball Field Basketball Court Football/Soccer Fields Nature Study Nature/Hiking Tra ...

2315 SE 35th Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32641
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 ...

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
Green Acres Park

This is a small, quiet, shady playground tucked back in a neighborhood across the street from the movie theaters and shopping plaza on University Ave. ...

3704 SW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: None
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 ...

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 ...

4300 Block W Newberry Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32607
Kanapaha Veteran's Memorial Park

This playground very popular and is often packed with kids on weekends, when birthday parties and soccer games are in full swing.   Two main play area ...

7400 SW 41st Place, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Restrooms: yes
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Paynes Prairie 100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy., FL, 32667
Poe Springs Park

The spring basin is accessible either from the Santa Fe River, or from a boardwalk 1,000 feet from the parking area. The basin is up to 25 feet deep. ...

Free: Yes
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 other sports. Children of all ages enjoy the play ...

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 ...

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 ...

373 Southwest US Highway 27, High Springs, Florida, 32643
Rotary Park at Jonesville

Playground at the Jonesville Sports Complex. Trails are located nearby. Located across the parking lot from the Gatorball Baseball fields. There are r ...

14100 NW 32nd Ave, Gainesville, Florida, 32669
Restrooms: yes
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 ...

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 ...

6400 nw 43rd Way, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Restrooms: Near the playground
Smokey Bear Park

New benches; a dog park; barbecue grills; playground equipment, including overhead climbers and swings; an open air picnic pavilion; a quarter-mile wa ...

2500 NE 15th St., Gainesville, Florida, 32609
Restrooms: no
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

10700 SW 250th Street, Newberry, Florida, 32669