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.

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

walking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

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

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

hiking
10 months ago

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!

11 months ago

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.

Nice trails

hiking
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.

walking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
16 days ago

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