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    Peter Hansen updated Little Orange Creek Nature Park

    2 months ago

    Peter Hansen reviewed Kitchen Mesa Trail at Ghost Ranch

    3 months ago

    hard but fantastic hike.

    Peter Hansen reviewed Levy Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    very broad trail, lots of sun, lots of noise from the interstate. the preserve itself is a gem and a great addition to the preserved areas south of Gainesville. I went in the late morning and there was not much to see (except for a couple of alligator nests, which was cool). I will be back in the early AM.

    Peter Hansen completed Levy Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    Peter Hansen reviewed Susan Wright Trail

    6 months ago

    Great Hike - I took the white trail from the Witness Tree entrance. This trail goes through a pine plantation and past some wetlands. There are 3 boardwarks. I went past where the white trail crosses the yellow trail (more like a forest or farm road) until coming to the orange trail. By this point, the forest changes to hardwoods. One turns left down to Prairie Creek but I turned right. The orange trail here runs along an old logging tram. I walked to the other entrance of the park and then backpedaled a few steps to the yellow trail (i.e., the farm or forest road). I took this back to the white trail, turned left and walked back to my car - 2.9 miles total.

    The white trail and portions of the yellow trail can be hot - there is not shade everywhere but the experience is a wonderful one. The trail is often grass-covered and easy to walk. I only passed one group - two bikers - and the hike otherwise was solitary and beautiful.

    Peter Hansen completed Susan Wright Trail

    6 months ago

    Peter Hansen updated Tuscawilla Preserve

    10 months ago

    Peter Hansen added Tuscawilla Preserve

    10 months ago

    Peter Hansen reviewed Bolen Bluff Trail

    10 months ago

    The trail is very busy on weekends. One walks about 1.9 miles to and from the berm, which was flooded today.

    Peter Hansen completed Bolen Bluff Trail

    10 months ago

    Peter Hansen reviewed Ring Park

    11 months ago

    The most stunning city park in Gainesville, the Alfred Ring Park follows Hogtown Creek from NW 31st Blvd to NW 16th Ave, where the trail continues on the other side of 16th Ave as Loblolly Trail. The creek is wide and crystal clear for most of its length (a little murky near the bridge at 16th Ave). Glen Springs runs into the creek at the north end of the park. The terrain is slope forest and there are many old trees on the property. The trail is well maintained with boardwalks over the wet areas. There is a small playground for children at the north end of the park and a wildflower garden originally planted by Emily Ring. There are lots of roots on the trail so be careful.

    Peter Hansen updated Ring Park

    11 months ago

    Peter Hansen added Ring Park

    11 months ago

    Peter Hansen reviewed Newnans Lake Lake Pithlachocco Trail

    11 months ago

    This is a relatively new trail (one year old) that leads from SR 26 to the east shore of Newnans Lake (or Lake Pithlachocco as the native Americans called it). There is a 2.5 mile hiking trail and 5.5 mile mountain bike trail. The trails cross each other often but, in most cases, it is clear which is which. In one case, near a muddy bend, the hiking trail (orange) appears to disappear and one ends up on the bike trail (blue). In reality, both trails merge at this point until the lake. Initially, the land is a mix of pine forest and overgrown cattle pasture but larger oaks and cypress predominate near the lake.

    Most of the trail is easy to hike - there were only two muddy spots.

    Overall, this was one of the most enjoyable hikes we have taken in the Gainesville area.

    Peter Hansen added Newnans Lake

    11 months ago

    Peter Hansen reviewed West Hiking Trail

    11 months ago

    This trail is part of Newnan's Lake State Forest. There is a 2.5 mile loop trail across the road from the West Hiking Trail. The entrance is well marked with a State Forest sign and there is a small parking area. It is a scenic trail with trees and some open fields on the edges. There are a few wet spots but nothing insurmountable at least while we were there. The trail has changed from the one marked on All Trails. It is now a 0.75 mile loop.

    Peter Hansen completed West Hiking Trail

    11 months ago

    Peter Hansen saved Bowen Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Peter Hansen reviewed Bowen Trail

    about 1 year ago

    I walked to the dry creek and then left to the Bowen cabin (or haunted cabin as the hotel staff call it). The Yetman trail portion to the house was a little confusing because it runs along and into the creek. Stay to the left. this was an exerting hike at 2 pm even with the minimal elevation rise. I especially enjoyed the hike from the hotel to creek because of the wide open scenery.

    Peter Hansen completed Bowen Trail

    about 1 year ago