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#22 of 179 state parks in Florida

Best trails in San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

363 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Florida? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, forest trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park ranging from 2.3 to 14.4 miles and from 88 to 200 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This preserve has one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida. The limestone outcrops and extreme changes in elevation provide ideal conditions for many species of hardwood trees, including several champion trees. Bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, turkeys, and many species of songbirds make their homes in the 18 natural communities found in the preserve. The park offers outdoor adventure to hikers, off-road bicyclists, horseback riders, and nature lovers. To ensure solitude and quiet for a true wilderness experience, the southern two-thirds of the park is designated for hiking only. The northern third of the park has horse trails, off-road cycling, and hiking. Equestrians must carry proof of a negative Coggins test. The hiking trailhead is located four miles northwest of Gainesville on State Road 232. The horseback and bicycle trailheads are located off U.S. 441 just south of Alachua. Entrance fee is $4 per car and $2 per extra passenger $2 for those who enter on foot or bike Horses are available for rent

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Map of trails in San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Park information
Acreage:
6,900 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(386) 462-7905
Helpful links
Top trails (10)
#1 - San Felasco Hammock Cut Off (Green Blazes)
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(130)
Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Please note certain portions of this trail have been reported closed, but most of the trail remains open. $4 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. $2 PedestrShow more
#2 - Creek Sink Trail
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(70)
Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h
This trail starts off shared with the moonshine creek trail and is forested with pine and oak. You then hike into the ravine where you will see hickory, gum, and magnolia trees. There are sinkholes thShow more
#3 - San Felasco Old Spanish Trail (Blue)
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(18)
Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Please note this trail has been reported to be closed, but all of the other trails in the area remain open. You can check trail status here: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/san-felaShow more
#4 - Tung Nut Loop
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(29)
Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
This is a challenging mountain bike loop with a lot of techincal, rooty sections. Go slow on your first run to get the lay of the land.Show more
#5 - Spring Grove Loop Trail (Yellow Blazes)
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(56)
Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Please note certain portions of this trail have been reported closed, but most of the trail remains open. $4 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. $2 PedestrShow more
#6 - Moonshine Creek Trail
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(21)
Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
This trail starts off forested with pine and oak. You then hike into the ravine where you will see hickory, gum, and magnolia trees. There are sinkholes throughout. Park has $4 per vehicle and $2 perShow more
#7 - Spring Grove Trail (Yellow) to Sandhill Cutoff (Red)
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(12)
Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Please note certain portions of this trail have been reported closed, but most of the trail remains open.Show more
#8 - Conquistador to Dogwood
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(6)
Length: 14.4 mi
Conquistador, Ravines West, Odd Buck, Ravines Middle, Redbug Run, Dogwood This is a challenging loop trail. Conquistador is one of the most difficult runs in the park, the other trails range from floShow more
#9 - Tung Nut, Hammock Hub, Sweet Gum, Bramble Ramble
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(9)
Length: 9.3 mi
Tung Nut and Hammock Hum are pretty techincal and rooty while Sweet Gum is a bit more flowing. Bramble Ramble is a pretty remote trail but sometimes ridden the opposite direction so look out for oncomShow more
#10 - Tung Nut and Hammok Hub
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(10)
Length: 6.8 mi
This is a variation on the Tung Nut Loop where you take the Hammock Hub Spur Trail. Lots of ups and down on the Hammock Hub- some people will love it and some people will find it to be too much unwantShow more