Start the new year off with a hike at Paynes Prairie. Join a park ranger on a guided walk on La Chua Trail, an excellent trail for viewing wildlife and learning about the state park. Meet in the La Chua Trail parking lot, located in Gainesville at the north entrance to the park, by 9:00am. The ranger will be waiting at the trailhead by the kiosk. The hike is an out-and-back route totaling approximately 1.5 miles round trip. We will hike at an easy pace and allow time for wildlife viewing. You are advised to check current weather conditions and dress appropriately for hiking in an open environment on a natural trail with little to no shade.
Program is free, and day-use park entrance fees will be waived for participants on this hike.