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.

My husband and I took our two year old out for a family hike. With the Kiddo in a carry backpack, we really enjoyed this hike! A little wet as is just rained this morning , but not enough to soak our shoes! Some hills, but no creeks or anything spectacular to look at.
We still had a great time!

First time on this trail on a pristine beautiful weekday morning with my dog. Beautiful with lots of birds singing, lots of squirrels playing everywhere. Trail itself was fantastic except a little muddy on the western side of the loop. Had to take a little detour around one spot. Exceeded expectations and look forward to further adventures to come!

my favorite trail in central florida...lots of miles, nice straight runs, lots of twists, plenty of wildlife, well marked, great facilities with bike station, restrooms, shower, benches, water.... i love it

horseback riding
2 months ago

beware of bicyclists most have no clue of how to behave around horses . the trail design is constantly crossing horses and bikes . like most things in alachua county , it looks good on paper , but the function sucks

trail running
2 months ago

Wonderful place to run
Easy trails, can do with kids
No single track
Dog friendly

8 months ago

One of my favorite trails in Gainesville. Stays pretty well maintained. Make sure you get a map because it can get a little confusing without one. Great hammock cover the whole time. Big parking lot but it fills up pretty much every weekend. Lots of groups who do trail running here/use it as a starting point for long distance biking. If you want to go there alone, go on a week day.

Good slow walk. Does get pretty sandy in areas. Not always under cover, but that provides good change in scenery. Trails are very wide in some sections. Definitely hit the other side of sand felasco more often than this side

Can get sandy in some areas. Some spots are under cover, some are open. Trail is very wide

Lovely. Trails are nice and wide and the habitats vary. Doesn't flood out much. It starts off shaded by Oaks and eventually opens up into natural pines and sunshine. Blue trail still closed as of April 15th.

ABSOLUTELY LOVE! went here for an earth day hike and it was amazing! beautiful scenery and not too challenging, good amount of people jogging and hiking and the trails are marked very clearly so u never feel lost. another nice thing is the different trails are all connected so u can really choose an ideal length trail by turning certain ways on different trails, definitely gonna go again (:

10 months ago

Hiked a combination of Yellow and Green trails due to Blue being temporarily closed to rid the area of Southern Pine Beetle outbreak.
Small hills and change of terrain was nice.

Probably great if you just want to walk for 3 hours.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Good for bikes and horses. Much of the trail is sandy and passes among flat stands of pines, but botanists will appreciate the subtle changes, especially in comparison with the nearby Devil’s Millhopper scenery.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

My favorite short trail in Gainesville. Well maintained, beautiful changes in scenery (sinkholes, creeks, different types of vegetation as altitude changes around the water), quiet, and good for runners, walkers, dogs, etc.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nice trails. The trails have been cleared of any debris from the hurricane. Plenty of trails to vary your route.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Great hike, but very tore up from the hurricane. Rough hiking.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

I do eight mile hikes here at least once a week and I love it. North side trails are nice and wide and the habitats change up often so it's never dull. A great place to see deer, tortoises, armadillos, a plethora of birds, insects and now even coyote.
It's dog friendly and just a great hike!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

This park provides an excellent hiking trail for a short stroll through typical north Florida woodland. Peaceful, with very few people. Lots of sinkholes and other interesting natural features to see.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nice trails

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The biker riders were rude and not considerate of hikers, they felt it was their trail.

horseback riding
Saturday, December 10, 2016

This is my favorite trail in Florida.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Hot. Not much to see. But, hey, it's Florida. Good luck finding a great trail anywhere in the whole state.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Beautiful walk

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Check for ticks after! Very nice trail through woods. There are some moderate hills. There are a few trails in the San Felasco Park. Off of 53rd (Millhopper Road) Avenue there is a trail north and south of 53rd. There is another access for off-road biking and horseback of 441 (North). Both are excellent trails.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Only went on one trail but it was a good hike and the swampy land was beautiful. I recommend this trail.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

There are over 50 miles of single track trails here at San Felasco Hammock and though they are used mainly for horseback riding & mt biking, they are great for hiking. Just yield to bikers. Weekdays are best to avoid mt bike traffic. I believe the trails here are some of the finest in the State. And if you're a mt biker, you will love this place.

mountain biking
Friday, November 06, 2015

I rode about 10 miles of the trails. They are excellent for cross country mountain biking with pretty good flow and not too technical.

mountain biking
Thursday, April 30, 2015

great mountain biking place and you can hike too. I hiked the entire park by now.. many deers all over, wild rabbits. very cute place indeed.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nice trail network! The trails are very well marked and there's always signs pointing back to the parking lot so it's pretty hard to get lost in it. There's only one trailhead that leads to everything, and the twin bridges nearing the furthest point out is a nice resting spot with picnic tables, so packing a lunch might be a good idea.

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